The European Commission has approved the merger between Thalys and Eurostar, the Commission announced on Tuesday. The Thalys brand wil disappear, but the future ex-Thalys EMUs will remain ruby red. This project is called Green Speed.
Trenitalia aspires to run trains from Milan to Brussels and Amsterdam
From 18 December 2021, Trenitalia operates a daily high speed train service between Milan, Turin, Lyon and Paris. In the future the subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) also wants trains from Italy to Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Trenitalia has also ambitions in the United Kingdom and in Spain.
Orient Express La Dolce Vita: luxury train travel in Italy from 2023
Orient Express, or Orient-Express with a hyphen, has been a byword for luxury and exoticism for 150 years. Now a new venture is (re)introducing the Orient Express to Italy from 2023.
With Alex from Regensburg to Munich
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 Swiss rail trip part 3: from Locarno to Brig, via the Centovalli, through Italy and the Simplon tunnel.
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…
Trenitalia Frecciarossa high speed train between Florence and Venice in Business Executive class
After Florence, Steve and I travelled to Venice by train. We chose the Frecciarossa (‘Red Arrow’) by Trenitalia and we booked business executive seats.
By Red Arrow to Milan
After my surprisingly pleasant visit of Turin, I travelled onwards to my next stop on the trip: Milan. To get there I used the Italian high-speed train, The Frecciarossa (Or Red Arrow).
From Cannes to Turin via the scenic Tende line
The next part of our trip would be in northern Italy, but of course we first had to get there. As our first planned stop was Turin we had two options to travel there, either we used the mainline routes via Genoa (but train traffic might still have been disturbed by the collapse of the…