A very businesslike day, on good quality trains. After a morning meeting in Wien with activists, it’s onto the EuroCity to Budapest Keleti (one of my favourite stations) – the route crosses into Hungary at Hegyeshalom (HU). This is a border with excellent long distance and regional trains. After a couple of hours early afternoon for a meeting in Budapest it’s back westwards to Graz, that crosses into Austria at Szentgotthárd (HU). This border has improved in recent years and has good regional train connections, and some long distance trains. I will take either the direct service from Keleti to Graz (although that re-traces the route I took in the morning as far as Györ), or more likely the route from Deli station in Budapest via Vazprem to Szombathely – it takes longer, but might be more interesting – and the train is an old one with opening windows!
|Day / Date||Wednesday 20 July|
|Rail km||627.7 – help me crowd fund kilometres of my route!|
|Bike km||Short – across Budapest from Keleti station to Deli station|
|Borders crossed||AT-HU Hegyeshalom
|Events||Wien, Budapest – more about events en route here|
Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.
On the day itself, live updates will be posted here.
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