The European Commission has declared 2021 European Year of Rail.
European Sleeper Coöperatie U.A. is set to launch a sleeper train service from the Netherlands and Belgium in April 2022. In April 2021 the company will announce destination.
In tomorrow’s episode of ‘Reizen Waes‘ Tom Waes visits the Royal Waiting Room at Brussels-Central Railway Station (FBCL). Which is, as you can imagine, in the centre of Brussels.
Due to its location and intensions, the future Spoorpark (Rail Park) linking the Antwerp neighbourhood of Zurenborg with the District of Borgerhout reminds remotely of The High Line in New York City and the original La Promenade Plantée in Paris.
City of Antwerp‘s real estate agency AG Vespa has bought the tram shed situated at Draakplaats in the Zurenborg neighbourhood of Antwerp from bus and tram company De Lijn.
2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
So yeah. It looks like were’s stuck with the pandemic and coronavirus countermeasures for a while. In Belgium, we can’t expect much improvement on that front before the end of winter.
Some three years ago, I visited Taiwan on my own. It turned out to be the trigger to for Danny and I to start this blog. A highpoint in my trip in December 2017 was going on the Alishan Forest Railway. It’s a scenic narrow gage mountain rail line from Chiayi to Alishan.
The Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or Austrian Federal Railways and their Swiss colleagues SBB-CFF-FFS present a map of their future Austro-Swiss night train plans for Europe in 2024.
After many (planning) attempts I finally made it to Jungfraujoch, Europe‘s highest railway station. As a railwayman and train enthusiast, the Jungfraubahn was high on my wish list. My brother-in-law Kenneth accompanied me.