On a colder than anticipated Sunday in March 2022, Oriol took me for a surprise one-day road trip to the Netherlands for a hike. First we walked the Moerputten Bridge near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, we then went to Gorinchem (also spelled as pronounced Gorkum or Gorcum), to Dordrecht and we ended the excursion at Willemstad.
The news the Brussels – Amsterdam ‘Benelux‘ train connection could or will be shortened by 40 minutes, dropping a few stops along the way, has led to other information.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) are researching the possibility to shorten the Brussels – Amsterdam train link by 40 minutes. NS is holding a survey with its test panel.
The City of Antwerp and its urban development agency AG Vespa have appointed a team to redesign the Droogdokkensite or Dry Docks Site just beyond ‘t Eilandje. The site will become the home of maritime experience area.
This week, the European Commission committed itself to facilitate train travel in the European Union more more. Booking train journeys should be easier and travellers should get passenger rights comparable to air passengers rights.
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‘.
“From Antwerp at 8PM to Berlin at 6AM”, Thanh exclaimed! I beg your pardon? The timetable for the RegioJet operated European Sleeper from Ostend in Belgium to Prague in Czechia. And vice versa, obviously.
We now know the timetable of the European Sleeper RegioJet night train from Prague and Warsaw to Ostend via Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. Open access was granted open access for the period from 12 December 12 2021 to 12 December 2026. Poland‘s railway regulator UTK has given operations its approval.
The Italian city of Turin has won the race to become the host city of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. Seventeen cities had posted a bid to host Eurovision. The Grand Final will be held in PalaOlimpico on Saturday 14 May with Semi-Finals on 10 and 12 May.
No, it’s not a regular night train service, but Flywise Travel is organising citytrips with chartered night trains under de brand GreenCityTrip. From the Netherlands to Venice, Prague, Milan, Vienna, Verona and Innsbruck.