Russian Railways has just commissioned “Swift” express rail services in between Moscow and Berlin. The streamlined new train makes use of Spanish coaches equipped for rapid exchange of wheels designed for Russian-European gauge tracks.
In transportation news, Russian Railways will launch an all new passenger route between Moscow and St. Petersburg that will showcase new two-storey rail cars. The first voyage is scheduled for this evening, Sunday February 1st.
Rail travel fans in Europe can look forward to visiting Turkey now via their Eurail Passes. Starting in January Turkey’s state railway ( T.C.D.D.) will be a member of the Eurail Global group. Always thinking forward, the folks at Eurail seem to know when the trend heads in their direction.
Eurail Group G.I.E. reports a two percent increase in passengers on the anniversary of 40 years of InterRailing success. According to news from the company, the concept of passengers traveling throughout Europe on one rail pass will be celebrated with trade shows, media events, parties and even a blog race.
It may be named as simply another section of the European continent but Eastern Europe holds a unique history and an appeal all its own for travelers from the United States. Plagued by conflict and with its people heavily oppressed for much of its history and until as few as 20 years ago in some regions, Eastern Europe in 2012 is a beautiful place of humble and hearty people amidst some of the most breathtaking backdrops, from cityscapes to country roads, in the world.
Some good news from Travelport, clients will now be able to book rail travel on the much talked about Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the first Italian private high-speed railway. The strategic partnership tells of NTV distribution via Galileo-connected travel agencies in Italy and around the world.