Commission supports Member States in planning sustainable urban mobility

On 8 March, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to help Member States support their cities in reducing transport emissions and improving urban mobility. The 430 major cities along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) are to be supported in developing their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The Commission recommends setting…

General reconstruction Munich – Rosenheim – Salzburg

The railway wants to get away from small construction sites where tracks are rehabilitated during ongoing traffic. Instead, rehabilitation is now being carried out in blocks – and the line is completely closed during this time. In Bavaria, the Munich-Rosenheim-Salzburg line is among the 40 lines that the railway has…

Felix, the new ‘Main Line baby’

Checking tickets, giving timetable information or helping with heavy luggage: the responsibilities of a train conductor are clearly defined. Mario Bidlingmaier from Rudersberg (Rems-Murr district), however, was challenged with a completely different matter on Sunday. The 33-year-old, who works as a train manager for Deutsche Bahn (DB) became an obstetrician.…

Connecting Europe: 10 EU pilot projects to promote cross-border connections

The European Commission announced on 31 January 2023 that it will support 10 pilot projects to set up new or improve existing rail services. Together they will improve cross-border rail services in the EU, making them faster, more frequent and more affordable. EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: “While…

When the Orient Express ran through Karlsruhe

When the Orient Express stopped at Karlsruhe Central Station for the last time on its last great journey from Paris to Istanbul in May 1977, the BNN wrote an emotional obituary. “The aeroplane has overtaken the legendary train,” the editor says regretfully, recalling the history of the “train of kings…

Direct TGV from to Bordeaux via Karlsruhe and Strasbourg

The ‘Magistrale’ is getting another direct connection to France. In the period from 8 July to 26 August 2023, a TGV will run on Saturdays via Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and Marne la Vallée-Chessy (Disneyland) to Bordeaux. Departure from Frankfurt Central Station is at 08:06, arrival at Bordeaux-St-Jean Station at 14:35. In…

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