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Applications are now open for 60,000 free Interrail passes
There are thousands of free Interrail tickets available from today and all you need to do is fill in this short form.
AlpInnoCT: the European project using intermodal transport to protect the Alps
The Alps are an essential transit area for freight transport. But road traffic generates noise, pollution and traffic jams in this sensitive ecosystem. A European project has a solution: the transfer of goods from lorries to trains.
Controversial redesign of Paris' Gare du Nord scrapped over costs
Costs for the project had risen to €1.5 billion from an initial €500 million projection.
TGV at 40: Its latest model is launching into an age of global rivalry
Unveiled 40 years after its first service, the latest generation of the TGV faces stiff competition from high-speed trains around the world.
Entire Dutch rail network disrupted by communications breakdown
The Dutch rail network ground to a halt on Thursday evening due to a communications breakdown between drivers and traffic managers.
The EU promotes the virtues of train travel with the 'Connecting Europe Express'
Travelling throughout Europe only by train has its difficulties, but the EU and its members are highlighting the environmental virtues of this form of transport with the 'Connecting Europe Express', a train that is currently crisscrossing the continent.
HS2 explained: Why people are fighting the UK’s ‘inept' new railway
The UK’s largest infrastructure project in generations faces a debate in parliament tonight. We take a look at the history of HS2 and its profound environmental impacts.
Travelling within Italy? You'll need a Green Pass
Protestors have threatened to block trains with their bodies.
German train drivers signal new strike over pay and working conditions
The union's demands include better working conditions, a 3.2% salary increase and a one-time "coronavirus bonus" of €600.
Eco-conscious students are protecting their future by refusing to fly
Erasmus by Train wants the EU to fund rail travel for students on one of the biggest academic exchange programmes in the world.
German railway workers begin two-day nationwide strike
Travellers have been warned to expect disruption after the GDL union which represents railway workers announced a two-day nationwide strike.
Three dead as passenger trains collide in Czech Republic
Three people were killed and dozens injured as two passenger trains collided in the southwest of the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway halted after bridge collapse
Heavy rains have caused a bridge collapse in Russia, blocking traffic on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
9 magical European cities you don't have to fly to
These cities can all be accessed from Paris via rail, without ever having to step foot on a plane.
Can hyperloop make European travel greener?
As governments search for a cleaner alternative to air travel, Josh Geigel, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop, argues that hyperloop could be the solution.
Germany's rail operator plans to reopen 20 disused railway lines
Deutsche Bahn has unveiled plans to reopen 20 stretches of disused rail across the country in an increased effort to fight climate change.
Great British Railways: genuine reform or a slick rebrand?
Is there any substance to the UK's railway reform?
France restarts Paris-Nice night train to encourage people to fly less
The government is keen to promote night trains as more environmentally friendly than flying.
Britain's failing train network to be brought under state control
The UK's train network is not only one of the worst in Europe, it is also one of the most expensive.
Eurostar's new financing package puts train service back on track
The refinancing package of £250m mainly consists of additional equity and loans from a syndicate of banks guaranteed by the shareholders.
France boosts domestic tourism with 5 million cheap train tickets
SNCF is releasing discounted rail tickets every Wednesday to encourage people to explore France via train travel.
London's commuters are growing food in railway station garden
Railway stations are home to flowers, bees and hedgehogs across London.
As Europe gives billions to airlines, is rail being left behind?
While the European Commission has given the green light to billions in state aid to Air France, the rail sector says companies such as Eurostar are not seeing the same level of government support.
This vintage steam train in Russia takes passengers back in time
The Ruskeala Express is pulled by a Soviet-era locomotive and fitted out in a vintage style
Diplomat uses hand-pushed rail trolley to get from N Korea to Russia
A group of Russian diplomats and their families have returned from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to COVID-19 restrictions.
'It would be tragic to lose Eurostar,' says MEP, calling for bailout
Eurostar has been calling for state bailouts and has stripped its services to the bare minimum, with just one return journey per day.