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