#CrossBorderRail starts 13 June

Anyone who has ever tried to cross borders within the EU by train has seen the problem: international trains (if they even run!) are often less regular, have worse timetables, and are harder to book than trains in one country. I want to highlight these issues, and show ways to solve them - and explain all of that in one massive journey that will cross every internal border of the EU where there are train lines!

Thank you!

#CrossBorderRail is now completely funded!

In just 5 days, my crowdfunding effort has been a success. Thank you everyone!

And if there is no train?

I will cross every border in the EU you can cross by train, in that railway lines exist. But in some places even though there are lines there are no trains. That's why I am taking a bike with me - to explore these forgotten connections



Hectic planning as the start of the project draws closer!

The start of #CrossBorderRail is now less than 3 weeks away, and the planning is reaching a hectic phase! The biggest news is that it is now possible to signup for the events in these locations: Berlin 🇩🇪  (pre-departure) Brussels […]

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A small step forward for rail in Greece, so now Athens is on my itinerary

When I originally did the planning for the #CrossBorderRail project I thought it was going to be impossible to get all the way to Athens. But now – thanks to a timetable change by TrainOSE, the Greek railways – I […]

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Planning nightmares in Sweden and Spain

My #CrossBorderRail trip is due to start just over 5 weeks from now. But two parts of the trip – in Sweden on 18-19 June, and Spain on 3 July – are giving me no end of problems. At the […]

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So what are those “rail postcards” you mention? And who’s going to get them?

In years past I used to have a series on my blog called “Rail Postcards“. When one of my rail trips went wrong I would take a picture of the town where I was, mock up a kind of postcard, […]

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Days 13 and 14 replanned to enter Switzerland at Delle

I’ve made a small change to the route on Days 13 and 14. Instead of taking the train from Lyon to Genève in Switzerland on Day 13, I will instead stay in France – in Lons-le-Saunier. Then on Day 14 […]

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