Talk:Rail travel in Europe

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Linking format[edit]

Links in this article are neither internally consistent in format nor consistent with current external links guidelines. It will be a big job to clean them up. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:19, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

I still see naked links. That's not the format that's standard on this site. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:14, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Passenger rights[edit]

The issue arose elsewhere, but it is of course relevant here. The European Union has passed a law guaranteeing a certain set of rights for all train passengers in all EU member states. All passenger rail companies have to comply with said regulation and its effects can be read (in all official EU languages) here. We might wish to include (some of) these rights into the text of this article. Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


The northernmost passenger service in Scandinavia is Kiruna-Narvik line (just outside map), while on the Russian side there is a passenger service from St Petersburg to Murmansk on the Barents ocean - at more than 68 degrees North this is possibly the northernmost rail service in the world? --Erik den yngre (talk) 10:05, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I believe the line to Murmansk is the northernmost passenger railway in the world. There is one further north in Siberia to Norilsk, but it apparently is for freight only. ϒpsilon (talk) 11:08, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Rail timetables change in Europe in a week[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Are there any major changes to travel time we might have to mention (besides routes like Erfurt-Dresden or Frankfurt-Dresden now taking one hour less) in some of our guides? Or on our coverage on rail travel? Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:39, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

What is the question? If travel times significantly change then by all means update them. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:59, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Well I know of one major change (namely the Erfurt - Leipzig line being opened in Germany) but there may well be other changes like new services or the withdrawal of services we currently mention, e.g. night trains... I think I will try and update the articles mentioning the upgrades to the line (the second phase, cutting Berlin - Munich travel time from six to four hours is planned for December 2017) and I was asking whether you were aware of any other major changes to rail travel in Europe Hobbitschuster (talk) 09:33, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I remember the 6 hour ICE journey from Munich to Berlin! Good that it will be down to 4. I guess you could start with Rail_travel_in_Europe although it is a bit of a mess right now... Andrewssi2 (talk) 10:02, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

The uninspired long list at the end of the article[edit]

Does the list of railway companies really help the voyager? Because the way I see it, it's just a pointless - probably outdated - list that is impossible to verify and get useful information from. Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:24, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

The main place for railway company details is the get around section of country articles. However I have just looked a couple of smaller countries and did not find any links. I think that a compromise might be to keep the links where there is only a single operator, and change the long lists to links to the country articles. The single operators are unlikely to change in a hurry, as they are often state owned. AlasdairW (talk) 23:14, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
I still think the list looks godawful and doesn't belong here. Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:50, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Missing information[edit]

I noticed we had quite many images of alpine or snowy landscapes in the article. Exotic and nice, but not necessarily representative. I put in one little more urban one, and a few interiors (what I happened to find, there are certainly better ones). But where is the place for the one of a dining coach? Or bikes? Or the playing department (not yet uploaded, it seems)? I cannot find the word "child(ren)" in the article! I think these are aspects of rail travel that are quite well handled in Europe, at least in some of the countries. Does anybody know the general situation? Anyway sections about these aspects should be added. --LPfi (talk) 08:33, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

some information is also very likely outdated Hobbitschuster (talk) 09:11, 8 December 2017 (UTC)