South East Europe 2024

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo.
The borders between them, and their borders with the EU.
To be investigated in May 2024.

#CrossBorderRail Autumn 2023

At least 20 more #CrossBorderRail lines. 99 trains. More than 10 events. A speech on the Kulturzug to Wrocław, and a ferry and train trip to Ireland. The Autumn 2023 project has now concluded.

#CrossBorderRail 2023 - all of Germany's rail borders - has now concluded

2nd-15th May 2023 - the first month of the new Deutschlandticket - I travelled to all of Germany's borders to its neighbouring countries, with a focus on the places I did not visit in 2022. In total I explored more than 30 more cross border railway lines.

Top 20 projects - #CrossBorderRail 2022 conclusions

After more than 30000km on trains, and 95 borders crossed, the first conclusions of the #CrossBorderRail project were presented 29th August 2022 in Berlin - 20 places where change is needed and could be implemented fast!

#CrossBorderRail 13 June - 1 August 2022

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 in this project.

#CrossBorderRail so far


#CrossBorderRail lines
visited and investigated


on 577


by bike, across
97 bike legs


by bus, ferry
and car



Live Blog – 2024 Extra Day 3 March – Berlin – Hagenwerder – Zittau – Nové Město pod Smrkem – Gryfów Śląski – Görlitz – Berlin

Jump to: Text updates | Summary videos | Latest photos | Today’s background | Today’s route   The best way to follow #CrossBorderRail as the trip develops is on social media – there are always posts on Mastodon ( & […]

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Determined citizens in Breisach, rail replacement buses to Müllheim, and no clarity about new trains – France-Germany regional rail remains a mess

You have to give credit to the people that have kept the campaign for the re-activation of the Freiburg – Breisach – Volgelsheim – Colmar railway line alive. For a decade they’ve been campaigning, and the next step is a […]

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3 of the #CrossBorderRail Top 20 projects now solved

The motivation for the whole #CrossBorderRail project was to assess why there had been such meagre progress fixing the 15 missing links Michael Cramer had proposed in his 2015 report. Only 1 of the 15 from Cramer’s list – Selb-Plößberg […]

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Bring the ideas of #CrossBorderRail home during the holidays

Once in a while someone gives you an idea so simple you wonder why you never thought of it yourself. “Jon, did you ever think of making a board game to explain the problems with international rail in Europe?” the […]

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As 2023 draws to a close, what next for #CrossBorderRail?

My 2023 projects might not have had the one-off “wow, some dude is crossing all of Europe’s borders in one go!” effect that 2022 had, but looking back the past 12 months have both been a lot of fun and […]

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All the borders crossed during #CrossBorderRail 2022 and 2023

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