French teacher, travel lover and train enthusiast, Ben Ratliff writes about the first-stop in his European travels using an Eastern European Pass in Bulgaria.
For years, Ben had hoped to travel back to Europe like he did after high school. He contacted Rail Europe, and we set him up with rail passes to reconnect him with his passion of traveling by train.
Architectural and industrial design is on display in our round-up of high speed rail news, with a look at the world’s fastest trains and a new design for Paris’ Austerlitz station.
Learn about the exciting happenings in the Swedish cuisine that no longer deserves its “tasteless porridge” reputation. Let’s have a taste of a cuisine that’s not just fishy, but a way of life for ages.
Read about Spain’s experience building its high-speed rail network, a new rail link between France and Italy, and a new train technology developed in China.
Our President and CEO, Frédéric Langlois, blogs about his outlook on train travel in 2012.
Just like last year, Italian cities top the list, with France close behind. There are plenty of reasons: Food, wine, and updated train stations that make getting from beautiful here to magnificent there easier and more pleasant than ever.
This week in our news roundup: England’s HS2 line approved; the world’s top countries for high-speed rail; high-speed rail developments in Texas and Illinois.
The lands of Northern Lights, minimalist design and social equality are
home to some of the world’s happiest people…and surprisingly tasty
The first section of the Rhine-Rhone High Speed Rail link went into service, allowing shorter journey time between France and Switzerland.
There’s more to German food than sausage, beer and black forest cake. Yes, this is the land of frankfurters and hamburgers, but there’s so much more. Let’s dig in.
SNCF Reschedules 12,000 Daily Departures. Environmental benefits of rail. Delays on Frankfurt-London route and more – all in our latest roundup of high-speed rail news from around the world.
Celebrate “Buon Natale” where it all began – in Italy, where you won’t find Santa down the chimney or cookies by the tree. Instead, revel in a feast of seven fishes and a witch who bestows gifts on the nice (and coal for the naughty).
California moves forward with its high speed plans. Plus, bats turn construction upside down and a Swiss Train serves up some tennis love for its prodigal son.
From Europe to the middle and far East, the world has a renewed interest in high speed rail travel across countries, and even entire regions.