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Europe Rail News: 28 October 2021
Dreams of a Trans Europe Express revival, Spanish rail company to bid for Paris to London route, and this vintage train is the best way to sightsee in Italy.
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“The celebrated international train service of the 1960s and ’70s could get a contemporary reboot as an alternative to short-haul air travel.”
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🇬🇧 Great Britain
“As Lumo makes its first run between the English and Scottish capitals, our travel correspondent sets off by air – and rail, bus and foot – to race the train.”
“Filmmaker Wes Anderson has helped redesign a 1950s British Pullman train carriage for luxury travel company Belmond.”
“The project will include the construction of a dual-track line with a maximum speed of 160 km/h and will be completed by 2025.”
“The Arlecchino train from the 1960's has been meticulously restored to its former retro glamour, and will only operate on the country's “most beautiful” routes.”
This newsletter doesn't usually cover urban rail transit (such as metro rail and trams). I will make an exception here for Malta seeing that the country is a small island that doesn’t have a railway (though it used to have a railway).
“Aboard the Wine Train, passengers will be able to observe the landscape while tasting local wines and meet winemakers in the vintage passenger carriages, said the project developers.”