#CrossBorderRail South East Europe 2024: 26 May - 1 July

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo.
The borders between them, and their borders with the EU.
5 weeks. 66 trains. 35 bike stages. More than 30 cross border rail lines to investigate...

#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 600


by bike, across
101 bike legs


by bus, ferry
and car



So what are those “rail postcards” you mention? And who’s going to get them?

In years past I used to have a series on my blog called “Rail Postcards“. When one of my rail trips went wrong I would take a picture of the town where I was, mock up a kind of postcard, […]

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Days 13 and 14 replanned to enter Switzerland at Delle

I’ve made a small change to the route on Days 13 and 14. Instead of taking the train from Lyon to Genève in Switzerland on Day 13, I will instead stay in France – in Lons-le-Saunier. Then on Day 14 […]

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First funding goal reached: #CrossBorderRail is ON

The tremendous news: the crowdfunding of #CrossBorderRail has already been successful enough, just 24 hours after starting the project, to cover the costs of 40 days of the trip (€4096 is necessary to finance the project). That means I know that […]

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Should I even be attempting this journey?

To be honest, I have wondered. Should I be attempting a 40-day, 28 country trip while the COVID pandemic is not done, and with a war in Ukraine raging on the border of the European Union? But for now, I […]

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Open source mapping tools

One of the headaches when planning the #CrossBorderRail trip was to be able to map railway routes adequately accurately. The number of railway routing tools available in public is considerably fewer than for road transport! But on this – as […]

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All the borders crossed during #CrossBorderRail 2022-2024

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