Author: Jon Worth

Albania, Analysis, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, European Union, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

#CrossBorderRail South East Europe – crowdfunding now open

Since embarking on my first #CrossBorderRail tour in the summer of 2022 and follow up smaller tours in 2023, internal railway borders of the European Union have been my prime focus – and so far I have been to exactly 200 borders (you can see them all mapped here – […]

Germany, Netherlands, Quick takes, Ticketing

What good is live tracking data if I cannot act on it? (and how to subsequently claim compensation from Flixbus, in some circumstances)

This morning I was meant to take Flixbus 1324 from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Berlin ZOB, booked because Deutsche Bahn train drivers are striking today. Needs must and all that. The timetable for the service is departing Sloterdijk at 06:10 and arriving ZOB at 16:20, before the bus continues onwards to […]

Analysis, European Union, Germany

How green are Europe’s railways?

At one level the answer to the question posed in the title of this post is obvious: very green. This 2020 report (PDF) by the European Environment Agency puts some numbers on it, summarised in this graph: I might quibble with some of the numbers here, but the overall picture […]