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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 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!



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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The Kaunas-Suwałki headache

Kaunas – the second city of Lithuania – is European Capital of Culture in 2022. But trying to get from Lithuania to either Latvia or Poland is – at the time of writing – impossible by train. And that despite […]

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A previous trip to Gorizia – Nova Gorica

One of the joys of preparing the website for this project has been to look back over the pictures taken at previous trips to some of these borders within the EU. Gorizia (IT) – Nova Gorica (SI) is one of […]

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