The certification test rides for the future Benelux trains has been completed. It’s a necessary step to receive approve to run in commercial service in Belgium.
33 European railway companies call for massive investment in rail travel
33 railway companies from 24 European countries signed a pact to that end during the European Railway Summit in Paris on Monday. With the ‘European Railway Pact‘, the companies als commit to reducing the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Trans Europ Express 2.0 advocates a renewed extensive European train network
Besides the renewed interest in night trains in Europe, besides an increase in awareness something must be done to make cross-boarder train travel in the European Union much easier, there’s also this Trans Europ Express 2.0. A revival of the old TEE network.
VIDEO | ICNG, the 2024 Benelux train from Amsterdam to Brussels
If fresh coronavirus countermeasures in the Netherlands hadn’t spoiled the weekend, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS would have presented their new train, the ICNG. An acronym for Intercity Nieuwe Generatie, Intercity New Generation. Its nickname is ‘The Wasp‘.
Travelling on Deutsche Bahn’s new ICE 4 from Frankfurt to Leipzig
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…
My first big rail trip part 1: Denmark and South Sweden
Back in a pre-corona 2012 I got inspired by my friend Erik to make an epic rail trip through a part of Europe. I persuaded my best friend to tag along and together we decided to head north, to Scandinavia, to a part of Europe we both hadn’t visited yet and where fascinated about.
Inside the Royal Waiting Room at Den Haag HS (The Hague HS) railway station
On the 15 September I visited the Koninklijke Wachtkamer or Royal Waiting Room at Den Haag HS railway station. It located in The Hague, in The Netherlands.
ÖBB Nightjet to Brussels in 2020
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.
A return trip by train to ‘exotic’ places for only 150 euros
Even though booking train tickets online can be quite a hassle, there are possibilities to travel by train to far flung places like Ukraine, Belarus and Northern Sweden for €150 or less, as written by Treinreiziger.nl .
Benelux-intercity train from Brussels to Amsterdam changes route to Breda starting 9 April
Starting 9 April 2018, the international intercity train from Brussels to Amsterdam wil operate via Breda instead of Roosendaal. But there’s a twist.