Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…
After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So…
As the coronavirus epidemic has a Second Wave in Belgium, the National Security Council has issued nu rules. They start on Wednesday the 29th of July.
On Wednesday, someone spotted a train consisting of M7 coaches at Antwerp-Central. M7 is the new rolling stock for NMBS / SNCB.
As reported by Swedish news website The Local the Swedish government would like to start more night trains connecting the country with the rest of Europe as an enviromentally friendly alternative to flying.
My sister lives in Zug, Switzerland. From Antwerp in Belgium there are several possible routes.
Every story has an ending and so has our September 2019 France escapade with Bordeaux and Marseille. It was time to return home from Marseille-Saint-Charles. We took an inOui, ex-TGV, to Lille-Europe and then a Belgian NMBS / SNCB train to Kortrijk and Antwerp.
The ÖBB Nightjet service from Vienna to Brussels has been announced.
As reported by Wiener Zeitung, ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) expects to start a Nightjet service between Vienna and Brussels in January 2020 and another to Amsterdam in 2021.
Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.