Author: Jon

#CrossBorderRail merchandise and fundraising update – ex-JŽ 441, symbol of a formerly interoperable railway

Previously in Yugoslavia, and today in Serbia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina these locomotives are known as class 441. In Croatia they are class 1141. In Romania class 43 and 46. They are operated by Srbija Voz, TENT, MŽ, ŽFBH, ŽRS, HŽ, CFR and some private freight operators too. […]

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Back to Valenciennes, back to where #CrossBorderRail began – for the event to mark 20 years of the EU Agency for Railways

On 14 June 2022, on a crisp summer morning, I was the only passenger on an international train from Mons to Aulnoye-Aymeries, and would go on from there to the EU Agency for Railways in Valenciennes – the official start of the #CrossBorderRail project. Josef Doppelbauer, the boss of the […]

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Bantzenheim, a bike ride, a beer garden – on the eve of a protest at Breisach-Volgelsheim

It’s quite rare that anyone organises a kind of protest for the re-opening of an international railway line, but that is exactly what is happening on Sunday 14 April at Breisach-Volgelsheim, the part of the Freiburg-Colmar cross border railway line that is missing. You can find out all about the […]

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Live Blog – 2024 Extra Day 21 March – Berzée – Mariembourg – Hirson – Aulnoye-Aymeries – Paris – Nuits-sous-Ravières

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 (@jon@gruene.social & #CrossBorderRail) and Bluesky (@jonworth.eu & Custom Feed)   Today’s live […]

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Live Blog – 2024 Extra Day 20 March – Bruxelles – Essen – Rosendaal – Kapellen – Charleroi – Berzée

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 (@jon@gruene.social & #CrossBorderRail) and Bluesky (@jonworth.eu & Custom Feed)   Today’s live […]

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Attend or help organise an event during #CrossBorderRail South East Europe

As was the case in 2022 and 2023, I will be organising and attending a variety of events throughout #CrossBorderRail in 2024. Although the 6 non-EU countries in South East Europe are my focus for 2024, I am nevertheless making a rather large diversion to Tallinn at the start of […]

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Postcards during #CrossBorderRail South East Europe 2024

During my #CrossBorderRail projects in 2022 and 2023 I sent postcards throughout the trips. In 2022 European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean even received a postcard from me every single day of the project! For #CrossBorderRail 2024 I am going to be repeating the postcards, with a slightly different format. […]

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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 (@jon@gruene.social & #CrossBorderRail) and Bluesky (@jonworth.eu & Custom Feed)   Today’s live […]

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