Swiss Railways train in Zurich Station
Early last year we reported on the European Commission action plan to boost cross border rail travel. As part of this action plan, they agreed to identify and support 10 pilot projects to establish new rail services or improve existing ones. Together, they will improve cross-border rail connections across the EU, making them faster, more frequent and more affordable. While most may not start this year, most of them should be in operation during the next few years. The list of the 10 pilot projects was published at the end of January this year – for further details you can find them at:- https://transport.ec.europa.eu/news/connecting-europe-train-10-eu-pilot-services-boost-cross-border-rail-2023-01-31_en
Rail passengers from the UK will be pleased to find several new connections between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, new day train services between Austria, Germany and Italy and the return of connecting Night Train services to Barcelona, Milan and Venice.