#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. All coming up in Autumn 2023!

#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 lines
visited and investigated*


on 463


by bike, across
69 bike legs


by bus, ferry
and car


more borders to visit
Sept-Oct 2023


more by train planned,
105 trains


more by bike planned,
26 bike legs


more by bus, ferry,
tram planned



Re-planning Day 40 – Monday 1st August – the final day of the main #CrossBorderRail loops

The end is in sight! I am writing this post on Day 38, in the train approaching Poprad in Slovakia. In about 48 hours, 9 more trains, 1671.7km of trip, and 9 more border crossings I will be back home […]

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Press coverage of the #CrossBorderRail project – South West loop

Železnice imajo težave pri prečkanju meja Dnevnik – Peter Pahor – 18.7.2022 “Jon Worth bo z vlakom in svojim zložljivim kolesom prepotoval 27.000 kilometrov dolgo pot in pri tem prečkal vse notranje meje Evropske unije. Na terenu že več kot […]

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Details of the events on the South East circuit

Trying to plan events while in the middle of a complex railway trip has not been easy, but now I am happy to announce the events during the South East circuit of the project, starting 19th July. Please note in particular […]

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Events and a scenic route in Bayern – Tuesday 12 July

The South West loop of the project concludes on 12th July in Bayern, and here is the plan! 08:00-09:30 – breakfast in München at Café und Bäckerei Mauerer, Landwehrstrasse 31 (Ecke Schillerstrasse), 80336 München (map). Call by and say hello! […]

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The detailed plan to find a way past the train strike in France on 6 July

(These plans have changed even more since I first wrote this post! The post has been updated to reflect this – the update is correct as of 6 July at 18:30!) So the French train strike on Wednesday 6 July […]

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