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After more than 30000km on trains, and 95 borders crossed, the first conclusions of the #CrossBorderRail project were presented 29th August 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.

Events

Events and meetups are happening at plenty of the stops along my route, and after the project concludes - find out more about these, and come along and say hello!

Updates

22.08.2022

First project summary video now available!

Now the travel for the project is complete I have now published the first video summarising what I have learned. It is also available on: Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn

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19.08.2022

All train and bike legs of #CrossBorderRail now complete, and final statistics available

The final day trip of the #CrossBorderRail project – CD-CZ-PL as explained here – was completed on 18 August. And I have no more days left on my Interrail pass. So that means that all the travel for the project […]

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17.08.2022

Event: presentation of the first conclusions of the #CrossBorderRail Project – Berlin, 29 August

With just one more day to go before I finally stop travelling to the internal borders of the European Union by train, I am pleased to be able to announce the first event where I will present the preliminary conclusions […]

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15.08.2022

The postcard marathon

It was a nice idea. Get myself out of the digital-only communication means on my blog and on Twitter, and go back to old and friendly forms of travel writing – postcards! But not any old postcards… Self-printed postcards, 2 […]

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15.08.2022

Further press coverage of the #CrossBorderRail project – South East loop, and general analysis

(Not all of these stories necessarily concern the South East loop of the project in particular – but they were published during the time I was on the rails for that loop!)   Journalist Jon Worth gaat uitdaging aan: in […]

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