#CrossBorderRail 13 June - 1 August

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.

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

Updates

22.06.2022

Where I am: #CrossBorderRail Train 34

#CrossBorderRail Train 34 802 16:05 Turmantas – Vilnius 18:22 Ave speed: 78 km/h Operator: LTG Link Train type: DR1AM ⛽️ 🚲: ✅ 🦽: ⛔️ 📶: ⛔️ 🍽: ⛔️

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15.06.2022

How to follow the project

I have had to change how I am going to do the communication en route for #CrossBorderRail – maintaining Twitter threads and a live blog is simply too much, so I have cut it back only to Twitter. I will […]

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03.06.2022

From the sublime to the slightly ridiculous: trip timetable changes in Switzerland and Romania

Max Wyss – one of the excellent community of Swiss railway nerds on Twitter – messaged me with a suggestion: why not route via Rapperswil to St Gallen on Day 23 of #CrossBorderRail. That would mean taking in part of […]

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02.06.2022

Pre-departure events in Berlin – choose between a serious discussion and a chat over a beer!

Before #CrossBorderRail starts in earnest on 13 June, there are two pre-departure events in Berlin – one informal and one formal. It’s not only that Berlin is home, but it’s also the place where many of the people who have […]

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02.06.2022

Oslo Event – Friday 17 June, 13:00-15:00, at Passasjen (Oslo S)

This one has been a while in planning, but I am happy I can now announce how the #CrossBorderRail event in Oslo is going to work. The event will be between 13:00 and 15:00 on Friday 17 June in a […]

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