Europe

The East Perth railway station is located next to the Public Transport Centre on the Midland Line in Perth, Western Australia. Operated by Transperth, the station is currently being upgraded as part of the Perth Stadium Transport Infrastructure project and

FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) announced on April 25 that it is bidding jointly with Virgin and Stagecoach for Britain’s West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which encompasses inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line and the initial phase of operations

he Gare de Lyon in Paris nicely combines classical style with high-tech modernity. Sleek TGVs slip effortlessly in and out of the terminus. What most passengers don’t notice is the truly ancient signalling. The old signal box at the end

There are some German phrases which cannot easily be translated into English. “Einfach Raus” is one of them. A close English idiom (though not a literal translation) might be “Let’s head out!” But you do not need to be a

Is there a nautical equivalent of the track basher? Are there ferry enthusiasts who book to travel on unusual ferry routes in much the same way as track bashers roam the rail network bagging rare track, ie. railway lines served

It is that time of year when European rail operators introduce new timetables. In most countries, the 2017 schedules come into effect on Sunday 11 December 2016. The headline story in Germany is that next week marks the demise of

Looking at the spring 2016 train timetables, we notice that in April 2016 Eurostar is cutting out the intermediate stop at Lyon Part Dieu on some journeys between London and the south of France. Regular rail travellers get to know

So we all know that French TGV services can usually be booked up to three months prior to the date of travel. But then come the exceptions. For domestic travel during the peak summer period, SNCF extends the booking horizon

The recent reopening of the rail link across the Polish-Lithuanian border gave cause for modest celebration. Trains started running in mid-June, but the timetable is limited. Trains run from Bialystok (Poland) to Kaunas (Lithuania) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The

Two new train services from Brussels to France will commence operation next month. And they are as different as chalk and cheese. Here’s the gen on a new fast link to Strasbourg and a slow train to Paris. BRUSSELS TO