#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 661


by bike, across
135 bike stages


by bus, ferry
and car



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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Altered routes and times to/from Portugal on Days 18 and 19, and plans to cope with a French train strike on Day 20

How I am going to get from Vigo (ES) to Lisboa (PT), and from Lisboa to Madrid (ES) has now changed slightly. On Day 18 – Monday 4 July – I am going to make a brief stop in Porto […]

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New videos: a question to European Commissioner Valean, and event live streams

I had the opportunity to ask European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean a question today at the #ConnectingEurope days event in Lyon. My question and her answer are here: There are also two recordings of events from the project – […]

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Event details Thu 30 Jun – 14:00-17:00 – Train and cycle – Freiburg-Breisach-Volgelsheim-Neuf Brisach

The timetable for the train and bike excursion to Breisach – with the help of VCD Südbaden – is now available! Anyone can come along for a part of this, or the whole thing – please just sign up here […]

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Press coverage of the #CrossBorderRail project – before departure and Northern loop

Sfinansowaliśmy wam tory i nawet perony, ale jak pociągi nie jeżdżą, to już nie nasz problem Publicysta Krytyki Politycznej – Michał Sutowski – 9/7/2022 “W Unii Europejskiej myśli się głównie o bardzo szybkich pociągach między wielkimi miastami, a powinniśmy zadbać […]

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All the borders crossed during #CrossBorderRail 2022-2024

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