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  • Thalys PBKA at Köln Messe/Deutz station with an Essen-bound train by Lars Steffens via Wikimedia Commons

    More French Vente Flash

    Just as the current French flash sale expires, the marketing arm Oui.sncf announces another sale on the high-speed Thalys France-Belgium-Germany-Netherlands network: tickets [...]
  • Kurobe Gorge Railway by Hiroyuki Mori from Nishinomiya, Japan via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Japan

    Most visitors traveling around Japan plan on using the country’s extensive railway system. Japan built the world’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, between [...]
  • The ICE (InterCity Express) is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany. With speeds up to 300km/h.

    Rail Travel in Germany

    I once wrote that Germany should be “off limits” to economy travelers because of its high costs. No longer — German hotel and restaurant prices compare [...]
  • France's high-speed TGV train service is to be renamed "inOui" - photo by SNCF

    French Rail Report

    France was the first European country to adopt the principle of high-speed passenger trains on dedicated right-of-way lines. The first TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) line, [...]
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Switzerland’s Great Scenic Trains

by editor in DESTINATIONS

For concentrated mountain and lake scenery, you can’t beat Switzerland. And for access to that scenery, you can’t beat a train designed for sightseeing. I [...]

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