Europe Rail News: 8 July 2021

Bicycle-friendly trains, new night train from Stockholm to Berlin, Italy to run luxury 'Dolce Vita' sleeper train, and more European railway News.

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Europe

Making Europe’s train companies more bicycle-friendly

"After ECF’s successful campaign to change EU rail passengers’ legislation, a new ECF report on the bicycle friendliness of 53 European railway operators marks the next stop on the line to improving bicycle access on Europe’s trains."

Croatia

Croatia sets its sights on investing €4.4bn in rail sector by 2030

"...a watershed in the development of the north of Croatia would be the construction of a high-speed rail along the Kotoriba-Cakovec-Varazdin-Zapresic-Zagreb route."

Denmark

What you need to know about the new night train from Copenhagen to Germany

France

Explore France by rail: Tour of the country's steam trains

Germany

Germany confronts the future of short-haul flights

"The increasingly popular Green party is seeking to stop flights to destinations that could be reached just as fast by train, but not everyone is on board."

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof gets green light for new tunnel

"Once built, most long-distance trains will approach the station from 35 metres below ground and will call at four new underground platforms. The tunnel will relieve pressure on the crowded overground network, making services faster and more reliable for passengers."

Great Britain

Eurostar plans to increase London-Paris service from June 28

Why London won't have a sleeper train to Europe anytime soon, from Channel Tunnel issues to costs

Greece

Pelion Train: “Little engine that could” is back on the tracks

"The Pelion train, a historic steam engine train which connects the beautiful city of Volos and Pelion, Greece, will resume its seasonal operation on Saturday."

Hungary

The renovation of the Keleti railway station reached a new milestone – PHOTOS, VIDEO

Italy

Italy to run luxury 'Dolce Vita' sleeper train

"The "Dolce Vita train" is set to run 10 routes through Italy's most famous landscapes, in historic trains with retro luxury, Dolce Vita-era fittings. The itineraries will cover 14 of Italy's 20 regions, and reach 128 cities, covering 10,000 miles of tracks from north to south. Itineraries will range from one to three nights."

Latvia

Construction process of Rail Baltica station launches at Riga Airport

Norway

No trains between Norway and Sweden this summer

Spain

Ride a rail adventure beyond the Costas

"Author Tom Chesshyre shares tips from his new book, Slow Trains Around Spain."

The Baza train that connects Spain’s Andalucia with Murcia is finally coming back to life

"After 35 years, the government has finally confirmed it will begin rebuilding the railway connection between Andalusia and Murcia, in the Granada regions of Guadix and Baza."

Sweden

New night train to start between Berlin and Stockholm

Ukraine

Ukraine resumes railway traffic to Slovakia