High-speed trains between France and Switzerland are these days run entirely by Lyria. The operator introduces new timetables from Sunday 15 December 2019. Not everyone is happy with the proposed changes. We summarise the most important changes.
Direct from the Alps to the Gulf of Taranto: 16 September 2019 sees the launch of a new and extraordinarily long Frecciargento route linking Italy’s Alto Adige (or South Tyrol) province with Calabria. Trenitalia extends an existing Frecciargento service from Bolzano to Rome to Sibari.
A country-by-country guide to rail pass supplements and seat reservation fees for daytime domestic rail jourrneys within European countries prepared by the authors of Europe by Rail, Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries, in September 2019.
Austria generally enjoys a fine range of international links, and with new rail timetables starting across Europe on 9 December 2018, there are further improvements on journeys to, from and through Austria.
European Rail News & Notes (ERN) is run by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries. They are the authors of Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide.
Here on the ERN pages, the book’s authors give updates on rail and ferry services in Europe. Details of every article are carefully checked before being published on this website. But do remember that the patterns and timings of train services do change. So before setting off, it’s always wise to check schedules online or in the latest issue of the European Rail Timetable.
Every month, the new edition of the European Rail Timetable (ERT) includes an invaluable section called Newslines, which highlights significant new developments in European rail travel. The latest Newslines can be downloaded below. Earlier issues can be found here.