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Austria Rail Pass - Austria Rail Passes - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page
Vienna is the capital of Austria (Wien, Österreich). 

The Austrian Federal Railways or Österreichische Bundesbahnen or ÖBB is the national railway system of Austria, and the administrator of Liechtenstein's railways. The ÖBB group is owned entirely by the Republic of Austria.

Trains are operated by the ÖBB. Historically, all transport was oriented towards the main cities in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Vienna has two remaining train terminals that form the beginning of several train lines

Vienna Railway Stations

  • Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, the starting point of the Franz Joseph Railway
  • Wien Westbahnhof, starting point of the West railway

There are also several through train stations:

  • Wien Hauptbahnhof
  • Wien Hauptbahnhof, a new central station due to replace two former terminals. It currently serves local trains on the East Railway and S-Bahn services but will become the main long-distance station upon full opening in 2014.
  • Wien Hütteldorf on the West railway
  • Wien Heiligenstadt on the Franz Joseph Railway
  • Wien Praterstern (Formerly known as Wien Nord or Wien Nord-Praterstern) on the North railway
  • Wien Meidling on the South railway. This is Vienna's most frequented transit station.
  • Wien Mitte (Landstraße) on the S-Bahn trunk line; it is the nearest railway station to the centre of the city.

There are also a large number of smaller stations that are important for local passenger traffic. Since the mid-1990s, the Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof have handled all long-distance travel. Many trains also stop at Hütteldorf or Meidling, especially when inbound.

In order to bundle all long-distance traffic it has become necessary to build a tunnel, colloquially known as the Wildschweintunnel ("boar tunnel"), underneath Lainzer Tiergarten linking the Western Railway to the Southern Railway. The new bundled train line will connect to the new Wien Hauptbahnhof that is being constructed on the site of the previous Südbahnhof.


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Brussels is the capital of Belgium (Ville de Bruxelles, Belgique) it is officially the Kingdom of Belgium

SNCB/NMBS or Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen or Société nationale des chemins de fer belges or Nationale Gesellschaft der Belgischen Eisenbahnen is the national railway company of Belgium. It is commonly referred to as SNCB.

Brussels Train Stations

  • Brussels-South is the biggest railway station in Brussels. French and Dutch names are official in Belgium. Brussels-South is designated as "Brussels Midi/Zuid". Dutch Railways announce the station as "Brussel Zuid/Midi". 1,000 trains pass between Brussels-South and Brussels-North railway stations every day. Thalys, Eurostar, ICE and TGV can be boarded at this main station
  • Brussels Central Station or Bruxelles-Central or Brussel-Centraal is the most modern and busiest railway station and metro station in Belgium. Belgium Intercity and RER trains depart this station 
  • Brussels-North or Bruxelles-Nord or Brussel-Noord allows regular domestic and international train (except Thalys) to pass here with a planned stop. Brussels North is also the end point of the underground tram north-south axis and an important node of MIVB/STIB and De Lijn bus lines. More than 30 regional bus lines depart from here, as do international Eurolines coach services.

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Bulgaria is officially the Republic of Bulgaria or Република България or Republika Bǎlgariya is a country in Southeast Europe. The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country

Bulgaria has some 6,238 kilometers of open access track owned by the state company "National Company Railway Infrastructure", including a 125 kilometers long 760 mm narrow gauge railway - the Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line and 4,316 km were considered main lines. Sofia, Plovdiv and Gorna Oriahovitsa are the hubs of the domestic system and of international rail connections.

Bulgaria's rail system has not expanded since the 1980s, in 2014 there were 4,023 kilometers of main lines. There are upgrading projects underway. After the completion of the Plovdiv - Dimitrovgrad high-speed line on 1 July 2012 the top operating speed was raised to 200 km/h and the national top speed record of 197 km/h set between Iskar and Elin Pelin with a leased Siemens Taurus electric locomotive is soon expected to be broken. There are also plans for upgrading for high speed operation and doubling (where needed) of the Plovdiv - Burgas railway. By the end of 2013, a total of 461 km of high-speed lines were expected to be built.

The Bulgarian State Railways or Български държавни железници, Balgarski darzhavni zheleznitsi, abbreviated as БДЖ, BDZ or BDŽ are Bulgaria's state railway company and the largest railway carrier in the country, established as an entity in 1885. The company's headquarters are located in the capital Sofia.


Sofia Railway Station

Sofia Central Station
102 Knyaginya Maria Luiza Blvd.
Sofia

The Central Railway Station Sofia or Централна железопътна гара София, Tsentralna zhelezopatna gara Sofiya is the main passenger railway station of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, as well as the largest railway station of the country. It is located 1 km north of the city centre after Lavov most, on Marie Louise Boulevard in the immediate proximity of the Central Bus Station Sofia. It was completely renovated in 2015-2016


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Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, is the converging point of the Croatian Railways’ network (HZ Hrvatske Zeljeznice).

The Croatia Railway Network offers connections to several train routes in Europe. The route from Central Europe to the Adriatic and the Mediterranean is one of the shortest connections.

The Croatia Railway Network connects all main cities in Croatia. However the city of Dubrovnik is not served. You must take a train to Split and from there, a bus to to reach Dubrovnik. Since 2004 the Croatia Railway Network uses tilting trains operating at 160 km/h to link Zagren, Split, Rijeka and Osijek. The Zagreb to Split journey now takes 5 and a half hours instead of 9 hours previously. The journey is much more comfortable, thus make the ride from Zagreb to Split more enjoyable. The train from Zagreb to Split takes only 3 hours.

Travellers can choose to buy a Eurail Pass which offers many advantages. Eurail offers a Pass for Croatia-Slovenia-Hungary. Travellers can also choose the direct lines from Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece. Travellers on the Zagreb to Split route will experience a scenic ride.

Travellers need to have a reservation when travelling onboard of the Intercity (IC) for the Zagreb-Rijeka/Osijek/Cakovec route and onboard the fast ICN Zagreb-Split train. Reservations are recommended for Express trains. No reservation is needed for local trains. Executive trains have only first class facilities.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia (Zagreb/Republika Hrvatska) it is officially the Republic of Croatia.

Croatian Railways or Hrvatske željeznice, abriviated to HŽ is the national railway company of Croatia.


Zagreb Train Station

  • Zagreb Glavni kolodvor being Croatian for Zagreb main station is the main railway station in Zagreb. Located 1 km south of the city's main square, it is largest station in Croatia and the main hub of the Croatian Railways network.

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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic (Praha/Česká republika). It is also the historical capital of Bohemia.

České dráhy, often shortened to ČD. In English the railway is called Czech Railways, is the main railway operator in the Czech Republic providing regional and long-distance services.


Prague Railway Stations

  • Praha hlavní nádraží or Prague main railway station, abbreviated Praha hl.n is the largest and most important railway station in Prague in the Czech Republic. Located in Vinohrady, 
  • Praha Masarykovo nádraží or Prague Masaryk railway station is a terminal railway station located in the New Town area of Prague, near Republic Square or Náměstí Republiky.
  • Praha-Holešovice railway station or Nádraží Praha-Holešovice is a railway station located in Holešovice, in the north of Prague, Czech Republic. Opened in 1985, it was originally used as a terminus for international fast trains coming from the east. Since the completion of Nové Spojení in 2008, these trains terminate at the more central hub, Praha Hlavní Nádraží, however, international and inter-regional trains going north from Hlavní Nádraží towards Berlin still stop here.
  • Praha-Smíchov railway station or Nádraží Praha-Smíchov is a major railway station in Prague, Czech Republic, located in Smíchov, in the south-west of the city. It serves as a major railway station on the Czech national rail network, and is connected to the rest of Prague by its metro station of the same name and numerous tram routes which stop on Nádražní street outside the station. It is also a major bus terminus for lines going to the south and southwest of Prague and beyond

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Denmark or Danmark is officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmarks capital is Copenhagen. The sovereign state is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million (as of 2018).

DSB or Danske Statsbaner is the Danish State Railways, is the largest Danish train operating company, and the largest in Scandinavia. While DSB is responsible for passenger train operation on most of the Danish railways, goods transport and railway maintenance are outside its scope. DSB runs a commuter rail system, called the S-train, in the area around the Danish capital, Copenhagen, that connects the different areas and suburbs in the greater metropolitan area.


Copenhagen Train Stations

Copenhagen Central Station
Bernstorffsgade 16–22
DK-1557
Copenhagen V

Nørreport Station
Nørrebrogade 253
Copenhagen

Copenhagen Central Station or Københavns Hovedbanegård, or København H is the main railway station in Copenhagen, Denmark and the largest railway station in Denmark, although Nørreport Station has a larger passenger throughput if urban S-train and Metro services are included. It is situated between the districts of Indre By and Vesterbro with entrances from Bernstorffsgade (at Tivoli Gardens), Banegårdspladsen, Reventlowsgade and access to platforms from Tietgensgade

Nørreport Station is an S-train, metro and main line railway station in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in the district of Indre By, and is named for the historic Nørreport city gate. It is the busiest railway station in Denmark, serving 165,000 people daily. The entire station is underground.


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London is the capital of England. England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.

London Railway Stations

  • Waterloo Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Lambeth and Southwark.
  • Paddington Station, also known as Paddington Underground Station or Paddington Railway Station, is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Bayswater and Marylebone.
  • King's Cross Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Kings Cross, Regent's Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury.
  • St Pancras International Railway Station connects Eurostar services with Brussels and Paris.
  • Euston Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Kings Cross, Regent's Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury.
  • Charing Cross Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Embankment and The Strand.
  • Victoria Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Westminster, Pimlico and Belgravia.
  • London Bridge Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is close to Bankside, Borough and Southwark.
  • Fenchurch Street Station is a railway station in the City of London. It was the first station to be built in the City.
  • Liverpool Street Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to The City, Shoreditch, The Barbican and Whitechapel.

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The Finnish railway network consists of a total of 5,919 km of railways built with 1,524 mm (5 ft) Russian gauge track. Passenger trains are operated by the private state-owned VR. They serve all the major cities and many rural areas, though railway connections are available to fewer places than bus connections. Most passenger train services originate or terminate at Helsinki Central railway station, and a large proportion of the passenger rail network radiates out of Helsinki. VR also operates freight services. Maintenance and construction of the railway network itself is the responsibility of the Finnish Rail Administration, which is a part of the Finnish Transport Agency or Liikennevirasto. The network is divided in six areal centres, that manage the use and maintenance of the routes in co-operation. Cargo yards and large stations may have their own signalling systems.

Finnish trains have a reputation for being spacious, comfortable and clean. The scenery surrounding the railway lines is considered to be of outstanding natural beauty, especially in Eastern Finland with its many lakes. Because in most parts of Finland the density of population is low, Finland is not very well suited for railways. Commuter services are nowadays rare outside the Helsinki area

VR (formally VR Group) is a government-owned railway company in Finland. VR's most important function is the operation of Finland's passenger rail services with 250 long-distance and 800 commuter rail services every day. By 7,500 employees and net sales of 1,251 million euros in 2017 VR is one of the most significant operators in the Finnish public transport market area.

Oy Karelian Trains Ltd is a joint venture agreed on 23 November 2006 between Russian Railways (RZhD) and VR Group (Finnish Railways) to facilitate the operation of international express passenger rail services between Helsinki, Finland, and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Karelian Trains is registered in Helsinki; VR and RZhD both own 50% of the shares. The services are branded as Allegro.


Helsinki Train Station

Helsinki Central Station or Helsingin päärautatieasema. 
Kaivokatu 1,
00100 Helsinki,
Finland


HEC is the main station for commuter rail and long-distance trains departing from Helsinki, Finland. The station is used by approximately 400,000 people per day, of which about 200,000 are passengers. It serves as the terminus for all trains in the Helsinki commuter rail network, as well as for all Helsinki-bound long-distance trains in Finland. The Central Railway Station metro station is located in the same building.

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Germany or Deutschland is officially the Federal Republic of Germany or Bundesrepublik Deutschland is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west. Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres (137,988 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With nearly 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying entirely in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is a very decentralized country. Its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Dortmund and Essen. The country's other major cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dresden, Bremen, Hannover, and Nuremberg.

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,711,930 (2017) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with its capital, Potsdam. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which is, with 6,004,857 (2015) inhabitants and an area of 30,370 square km, Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

Germany has established a polycentric network of high-speed trains. The InterCityExpress or ICE network of the Deutsche Bahn serves major German cities as well as destinations in neighbouring countries with speeds up to 300 km/h (190 mph). The German railways are subsidised by the government, receiving €17.0 billion in 2014

Deutsche Bahn AG abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Deutsche Bahn was the largest railway company in the world by revenue in 2015. It carries about two billion passengers each year.


Berlin Railway Station

Berlin Hauptbahnhof Railway Station
Europaplatz 1
10557 Berlin
Mitte, Berlin, Berlin

Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Berlin Central Station is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany. It came into full operation two days after a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006. It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, and until it opened as a main line station, it was a stop on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway temporarily named Berlin Hauptbahnhof–Lehrter Bahnhof. The station is operated by DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and is classified as a Category 1 station, one of 21 in Germany and four in Berlin, the others being Berlin Gesundbrunnen, Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Ostbahnhof.


Bonn Train Station

Bonn Hauptbahnhof Railway Station
Am Hauptbahnhof 1
BonnNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Bonn Hauptbahnhof is a railway station located on the left bank of the Rhine along the Cologne–Mainz line. It is the principal station serving the city of Bonn. In addition to extensive rail service from Deutsche Bahn it acts as a hub for local bus, tram, and Stadtbahn services.


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Greece or Ελλάδα is officially the Hellenic Republic or Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, historically also known as Hellas or Ελλάς, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

Athens or Αθήνα, Athína is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.

Athens is the hub of the country's national railway system (OSE), connecting the capital with major cities across Greece and abroad (Istanbul, Sofia and Bucharest).The Port of Piraeus connects Athens to the numerous Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, with ferries departing, while also serving the cruise ships that arrive.

The Hellenic Railways Organisation or OSE or Οργανισμός Σιδηροδρόμων Ελλάδος or Greek: Ο.Σ.Ε. is the Greek national railway company which owns, maintains and operates all railway infrastructure in Greece with the exception of Athens' rapid transit lines. Train services on these lines are run by TrainOSE S.A., a former OSE subsidiary. In addition OSE owns and maintains the rolling stock used by TrainOSE and maintains preserved special rolling stock, withdrawn locomotives and railcars. OSE was founded in 1971, taking over from the Hellenic State Railways, which was founded in 1920.

TrainOSE S.A. or ΤραινΟΣΕ Α.Ε., pronounced trenosé is a railway company in Greece which currently operates all passenger and freight trains on OSE lines. TrainOSE was acquired in September 2017 by the Italian national railway company, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane. Previously, the company was a subsidiary of the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) until 2008, when it became an independent state-owned company until its privatisation in 2017. TrainOSE employs all train crews, operators and manages the rail services throughout the Greek railway network, but does not own any rolling stock, leasing rolling stock owned by OSE instead.


Athens Railway Stations

Athens Railway station
Domokou Avenue, Kolonos 
Athens
Greece

Athens railway station or Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Αθηνών or Sidirodromikós Stathmós Athinón is the main railway station of Athens, the capital city of Greece. It is located in the central quarter of Kolonos. It resulted from the merger of the city's two main railway terminals, the Larissa Station or Σταθμός Λαρίσσης of the Piraeus–Platy railway line towards central and northern Greece, and of the Peloponnese Station or Σταθμός Πελοποννήσου, Stathmós Peloponnísou) of the Piraeus–Patras railway line linking Athens with the southern Peloponnese peninsula. The station is still colloquially known as "Larissa Station", which is also the name of a Metro station there.

Piraeus Railway Station
Piraeus, Athens
Greece

Piraeus Railway Station refers to two railway termini in the city of Piraeus, Greece, approximately 9 km south-west of the centre of Athens. The southern building is the present terminus of Athens Metro Line 1, formerly the Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways that opened in 1869. The northern building is the railway terminus for standard gauge railway services on the main axis to Thessaloniki via Larisa and for the Proastiakos to Acharnes Junction and Chalcis. Both buildings are located next to the seaport.


Thessaloniki Train Station

New Thessaloniki Railway Station
28 Monastiriou Street
Thessaloniki
Greece

The New Thessaloniki Railway Station or Νέος Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Θεσσαλονίκης, Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos Thessalonikis) is the central passenger railway station of Thessaloniki, Greece. Inaugurated on 12 June 1961, the passenger station replaced the old and much smaller passenger station which now handles the city's cargo rail, hence the name "new railway station" which has stayed on since. Although unchanged since the 1960s, it remains the largest and busiest railway station built in Greece.

The New Railway Station currently features large waiting areas, a central hall, cafes, restaurants and a shopping centre. Discussions are underway for the expansion of the station and a general overhaul, which will also include a hotel and a revamp of the central offices of the OSE for northern Greece. A metro station is currently also under construction at the station.


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Hungarian State Railways or in Hungarian: Magyar Államvasutak, MÁV is the Hungarian national railway company, with divisions "MÁV START Zrt." (passenger transport), "MÁV-Gépészet Zrt." (maintenance) and "MÁV-Trakció Zrt."(freight transport). The head office is in Budapest.

Hungarian main line railways are operated by Hungarian State Railways. 


Budapest Railway Stations

  • The Budapest Eastern railway station
  • The Budapest Western railway station
  • Budapest Southern railway station

All are operating both domestic and international rail services. Budapest is one of the main stops of the on its Central and Eastern European route. There is also a suburban rail service in and around Budapest, three lines of which are operated under the name HÉV.

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Rail transport in Ireland is provided by Iarnród Éireann also known as Irish Rail in English, is the operator of the national railway network of Ireland. Established on 2 February 1987, it is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ). It operates all internal InterCity, Commuter, DART and freight railway services in the Republic of Ireland, and, jointly with Northern Ireland Railways, the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast.

Rail transport in Northern Ireland is provided by the Northern Ireland Railways.

Most routes in the Republic radiate from Dublin. Northern Ireland has suburban routes from Belfast and two main InterCity lines, to Derry and cross-border to Dublin.

Ireland's only light rail service, the Luas, is in Dublin. No metro lines currently exist in Ireland but there is a planned MetroLink line which would serve Dublin.


Dublin Train Stations

  • Connolly Train Station
  • Heuston Station Train Station
  • Grand Canal Dock Train Station

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The Italian railway system is one of the most important parts of the infrastructure of Italy, with a total length of 24,227 km (15,054 mi) of which active lines are 16,723 km. The network has recently grown with the construction of the new high-speed rail network

Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy. A subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, itself owned by the Italian government, it was established in 2000 following a European Union directive on the deregulation of rail transport.

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori or New Passenger Transport or NPT is an Italian company which is Europe's first private open access operator of 300 km/h (190 mph) high-speed trains. It is headquartered in Rome. The company serves 19 stations and transported 11 million passengers in 2016

Thello is an open-access train operator running international services between France and Italy. Founded in 2011, the company is owned by the Italian state owned railway company Trenitalia.

Initially set up as a joint venture between Trenitalia and Transdev, the latter sold 33% holding in Thello to their Italian partner in 2016 giving Trenitalia full control. There is also a restaurant car operated by LSG Sky Chefs, where it is possible to have dinner and breakfast on board.


Rome Railway Station

Roma Termini Railway Station
Piazzale dei Cinquecento
00185 Rome


Main Italian  Train Stations

Milano Centrale Railway Station
Piazza Duca d'Aosta
20124 Milan
(Milano Centrale is the largest train station in Europe by volume)

Napoli Centrale Railway Station
Piazza Garibaldi
80142 Napoli
Italy

Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station
Fondamenta Santa Lucia
30121, Venice, Veneto

Bologna Centrale Railway Station
Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro
40121 Bologna

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
Piazza della Stazione
50123 Firenze

Genova Brignole Railway Station
Piazza Verdi
16120 Genova

Pisa Centrale Railway Station
Piazza della Stazione
56125 Pisa


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The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) is the national railway company of Luxembourg. In 2005 the CFL has carried over 14 million passengers. The rail network of Luxembourg is made up of 275 km of train tracks and offers connection to neighboring European countries such as Belgium, France and Germany.

The rail network of Luxembourg consists of 7 main lines which are

Line 10 : Luxembourg - Troisvierges - Gouvy
Line 30 : Luxembourg - Wasserbillig - Trier
Line 50 : Luxembourg - Kleinbettingen - Arlon (with a connection to Namur and Bruxelles)
Line 60 : Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - Rodange - Athus (with a connection to Metz and Paris)
Line 70 : Luxembourg - Rodange - Longwy / Virton /Arlon
Line 80 : Thionville - Esch-sur-Alzette - Longwy
Line 90 : Luxembourg - Thionville - Metz - Nancy

The Luxembourg - Paris travel duration is 2 hours by the TGV. There are two daily InterCity trains that connect Luxembourg to Basel in Switzerland. Trains are the ideal solution to discover the small country of Luxembourg. Reservations are needed on high speed trains whereas domestic trains do not require so
.

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Rail transport in the Netherlands uses a dense railway network that connects virtually all major towns and cities. There are as many train stations as there are municipalities in the Netherlands. The network totals 3,223 route km. This represents 6,830 kilometres of track as there can be a line running both ways, or two lines running each way on important routes. Three quarters of these lines have been electrified.

Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS or Dutch Railways is a Dutch state-owned company, the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS provides rail services on the Dutch main rail network (Dutch: hoofdrailnet). The Dutch rail network is the 7th busiest in the European Union, and 16th busiest in the world.

NS International, formerly NS Hispeed, is the rail operator in the Netherlands that operates international inter-city and high-speed train connections to Belgium (Intercity Direct), France (Thalys), Germany and Switzerland (Intercity-Express). NS International is part of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. It currently operates both high-speed and non-high-speed services


Amsterdam Railway Station

Amsterdam Centraal station
Stationsplein 15
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Holland's Main Train Stations

Rotterdam Centraal station
Station Square,
Rotterdam, Netherlands


Utrecht Centraal railway station
3511 CA, Utrecht, Netherlands
(Largest and busiest railway station in the Netherlands)


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Belfast Railway Station


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The Norwegian railway system comprises 4,087 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge) track of which 2,622 km is electrified and 242 km double track. There are 696 tunnels and 2,760 bridges.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate manages the railway network in Norway on behalf the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. Bane NOR is a state enterprise which builds and maintains all railway tracks, while other companies operate them. These companies include NSB and subsidiaries NSB Gjøvikbanen and CargoNet, Flytoget, Green Cargo, Grenland Rail and Hector Rail.

Norges Statsbaner AS, trading as NSB AS and known in English as the Norwegian State Railways, is a government-owned railway company which operates most passenger train services in Norway. Owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. NSB transported 52 million train passengers and 104 million bus passengers in 2009.

The current company was established on 1 December 1996, when the former Norwegian State Railways (1883–1996) was split into the new NSB, the infrastructure company the Norwegian National Rail Administration and the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate.

NSB InterCity Express or ICE is a premium medium distance railway service provided by Norges Statsbaner (NSB) on the routes Lillehammer–Oslo–Skien (along parts of the Dovre Line, the Gardermoen Line and the Vestfold Line) and Oslo–Halden–Göteborg (along the Østfold Line) with hourly headway. NSB operates sixteen Type 70 and six Type 73b electric multiple units on the service.

The Jæren Commuter Rail or NSB Lokaltog Jæren, previously Jærbanen is a commuter train service operated along the westernmost part of the Sørland Line in Jæren, Norway. It is operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) with nine Class 72 electric multiple units. The service acts as a commuter rail connecting Stavanger to its suburbs, including Sandnes, and to towns further south, in Klepp, Time, Hå and Eigersund

Night trains at Oslo Central Station waiting for departure to Bergen and Stavanger. NSB Night Train or Nattog is a night sleeping car service provided by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) on four routes; Oslo - Bergen (Bergen Line), Oslo - Stavanger (Sørland Line), Oslo - Trondheim (Dovre Line) and Trondheim - Bodø (the Nordland Line).


Bergen Railway Station

Bergen Station
Strømgaten 4
5015 Bergen


Oslo Train Station

Oslo Central Station
Jernbanetorget 1
0154 Oslo


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From Warsaw to Gdan'sk and everywhere in between, you'll love the 14th century Gothic castles, sandy beaches of the Baltic coast, unmistakable history and much more while hopping on and off the trains at your leisure in Poland!

Poland is served by an extensive network of railways. In most cities the main railway station is located near a city centre and is well connected to the local transportation system. The infrastructure is operated by PKP Group. The rail network is very dense in western and northern Poland, while eastern part of the country is less developed. The capital city, Warsaw, has the country's only rapid transit system: the Warsaw Metro.

The only high-speed rail line (though by most definitions, real high-speed rail only includes speeds over 200 km/h) in central-eastern Europe is the Central Rail Line (Poland), Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa (CMK). It has a length of 223 km (139 mi).

Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA or PKP SA or Polish State Railways Inc. is the dominant railway operator in Poland. The company was founded when the former Polskie Koleje Państwowe state-owned operator was divided into several units based on the requirements laid down by the European Union. PKP SA is the dominant company in PKP Group collective.

In Poland there are 23,429 kilometres (14,558 mi) of railway tracks managed by PKP SA and owned by the state.

PKP Intercity is a semi-independent division of PKP that operates long-distance passenger trains in Poland. It was founded in 2001 when, in preparation for joining the European Union, the Polish State Railways were reorganised into a number of independent operating companies under the unified direction of the PKP Group.


Warsaw Railway Station

Warszawa Centralna railway station
Al. Jerozolimskie 54, Śródmieście, Warsaw, Masovian
Poland


Poland's Main Train Stations

Kraków Central station
31-508 Kraków, Poland

Łódź Fabryczna railway station
Plac Bronisława Sałacińskiego 1, 90-001 Łódź, Poland

Gdańsk Główny railway station
Podwale Grodzkie 1, 80-895 Gdańsk, Poland

Katowice railway station
plac Wilhelma Szewczyka 1, 44-100 Katowice, Poland

Wrocław Główny railway station
Piłsudskiego 105, 50-085 Wrocław, Poland

Poznań Główny railway station
Dworcowa 1, 61-801 Poznań, Poland


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Bucharest or București is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border.


Bucharest is the hub of Romania's national railway network, run by Căile Ferate Române. The main railway station is Gara de Nord or North Station, which provides connections to all major cities in Romania, as well as international destinations: Belgrade, Sofia, Varna, Chișinău, Kiev, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul, Moscow, etc.

The city has five other railway stations run by CFR, of which the most important are Basarab which is adjacent to North Station, Obor, Băneasa, and Progresul. These are in the process of being integrated into a commuter railway serving Bucharest and the surrounding Ilfov County. Seven main lines radiate out of Bucharest. The oldest station in Bucharest is Filaret. It was inaugurated in 1869, and in 1960, the communist government turned it in a bus terminal

The Romanian Railway network used to be operated by Căile Ferate Române, the state railway company, but since 1998, a number of private companies have begun operations in passenger and/or freight transport.

  • Regiotrans
  • Grup Feroviar Român
  • Servtrans
  • Softrans
  • Transferoviar Grup
  • Unifertrans

Căile Ferate Româneor CFR is the state railway carrier of Romania. As of 2014, the railway network of Romania consists of 10,777 km (6,697 mi), of which 4,029 km (2,504 mi) (37.4%) are electrified. The total track length is 22,247 km (13,824 mi), of which 8,585 km (5,334 mi) (38.5%) are electrified. The CIA World Factbook lists Romania with the 23rd largest railway network in the world. The network is significantly interconnected with other European railway networks, providing pan-European passenger and freight services. CFR as an entity has been operating since 1880, even though the first railway on current Romanian territory was opened in 1854.

CFR is divided into four autonomous companies:

  • CFR Călători, responsible for passenger services.
  • CFR Marfă, responsible for freight transport.
  • CFR Infrastructură, manages the infrastructure on the Romanian railway network.
  • Societatea Feroviară de Turism, or SFT, which manages scenic and tourist railways.

A fast-growing number of Romania's major cities have modern tram or light rail networks, including Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Oradea. Recently the tram has seen a very big revival with many experiments such as ground level power supply in Oradea.

Bucharest Train Station

Bucharest North railway station
Piața Gării de Nord 1-3,
București,
Romania

Bucharest North railway station or București Gara de Nord is the main railway station in Bucharest and the largest railway station in Romania. The vast majority of mainline trains to and from Bucharest originate from Gara de Nord.


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Moscow or Москва́ is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17 million within the urban area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities

Russian Railways or ОАО Российские железные дороги or ОАО РЖД, translit. OAO Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi or OAO RZhD is a Russian fully state-owned vertically integrated company, both managing infrastructure and operating freight and passenger train services.

Russian Railways or RZD has a near-monopoly on long-distance train travel, with its subsidiary, Federal Passenger Company, accounting for 90% of total passenger turnover in 2017. Passenger transportation accounted for 10.6% of the company's revenue in 2017. The long-distance passenger fleet includes 19,386 rail cars as of 2017, with an average age of 19.1 years. Over 60% of long-distance passengers travel in third-class sleeping carriages.

The long-distance rail passenger business is under increasing competition from airlines, due to their aggressive domestic pricing policies and generally shorter travel times for routes under 1,000km. International rail passenger traffic dropped from 19.4 million passengers in 2013 to 6.8 million in 2017.

In 2005–2010, JSC Russian Railways has launched a program to introduce new high-speed trains. The first train launched, Sapsan (peregrine falcon), connects St. Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod and is operated with trains manufactured by the German company Siemens.

The second train, Allegro, has run from December 2010 from St. Petersburg to Helsinki (Finland) via the city of Vyborg and is owned and operated together with the Finnish VR Group.

Peregrine Falcon was the most successful passenger train of JSC Russian Railways with occupancy rate of 84.5% (according to RZD in 2010) and profitability of 30% (although capital costs were not included in its calculation)

Railways in Crimea are controlled by Crimea Railway, a separate company.


Moscow Railway Stations

Several train stations serve the city. Moscow's nine rail terminals (or vokzals) are:

Belorussky Railway Station
7 Tverskaya Zastava Square
Moscow
Metro: Belorusskaya
Tram: 7, 9

Kazansky Railway Station
2 Komsomolskaya Square
Krasnoselsky District
Moscow
Metro: Komsomolskaya
Tram: 7, 13, 37, 50

Kiyevsky Railway Station
1, Kiyevskogo Vokzala sq
Moscow
Metro: Kiyevskaya
Trolleybuses: T-7, 17, 34, 34к

Kursky Railway Station
29 Zemlyanoi Val St.
Moscow
Metro: Kurskaya, Chkalovskaya
Tram: 20, 24, Б

Leningradsky Railway Station
3, Komsomolskaya Square
Moscow
Metro: Komsomolskaya
Tram: 7, 13, 37, 50

Paveletsky Railway Station
1a Paveletskaya Square
Moscow
Metro: Paveletskaya
Tram: 3, 35, 38, 39, A

Rizhsky Railway Station
1 Rizhskaya Sq.
Moscow
Metro: Rizhskaya
Trolleybus: 14, 42

Savyolovsky Railway Station
Savyolovsky Station Square
Maryina roshcha District
Moscow
Metro: Savyolovskaya
Trolleybus: 42, 56

Yaroslavsky Railway Station
5 Komsomolskaya Sq.
Moscow
Metro: Komsomolskaya
Tram: 7, 13, 37, 50

The terminals are located close to the city center, along the metro ringline 5 or close to it, and connect to a metroline to the centre of town. Each station handles trains from different parts of Europe and Asia.[159] There are many smaller railway stations in Moscow. As train tickets are cheap, they are the preferred mode of travelling for Russians, especially when departing to Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. Moscow is the western terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which traverses nearly 9,300 kilometres (5,800 mi) of Russian territory to Vladivostok on the Pacific coast.

Suburbs and satellite cities are connected by commuter elektrichka (electric rail) network. Elektrichkas depart from each of these terminals to the nearby (up to 140 km or 87 mi) large railway stations.

During the 2010s, the Little Ring of the Moscow Railway was converted to be used for frequent passenger service; it is fully integrated with Moscow Metro; the passenger service started on September 10, 2016. There is a connecting railway line on the North side of the town that connects Belorussky terminal with other railway lines. This is used by some suburban trains.

The Greater Ring of the Moscow Railway forms a ring around the main part of Moscow.


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Belgrade or Beograd / Београд is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within its administrative limits

The railway system in Serbia consists of 3,739 km of rails of which 295 km is double track (7.9% of the network). Some 1,279 km of track (33.6% of the network) is electrified. Railroads are categorized as "main lines", "regional lines", "local lines" or "manipulative lines". Serbia has rail links with all of adjacent countries, except Albania.

The national railway transport companies are: Srbija Voz (passenger transport) and Srbija Kargo (freight transport).

Srbija Voz or Србија Воз or Serbia Train is the national passenger railway company of Serbia. Srbija Voz is an associate member of the International Union of Railways (UIC) since 2016.


Belgrade Railway Station

Belgrade Centre Railway Station
Prokupačka St.
Savski Venac
Belgrade
Serbia

The Belgrade Centre railway station or Железничка станица Београд Центар, colloquially known as Prokop or Прокоп, is the new central railway station in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The station is located in the Belgrade municipality of Savski Venac. Although unfinished, it serves as de facto main railway station of the city, after replacing the old main station in Sava amfiteatre.

The unsuccessful, decades-long attempted construction of the new central railway station of Belgrade was hampered by a lack of funding to finish adjoining 14 km of tunnels, several railway bridges including the New Railroad Bridge across the Sava river, a new road network connecting to the city and technical installations.

Belgrade Centre station was opened on 26 January 2016, serving two daily trains to Novi Sad, as well as Belgrade commuter railways. Following gradual re-routing, it gained its current role on 1 July 2018.


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Slovakia or Slovensko it is officially the Slovak Republic or Slovenská republika is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.

Bratislava or in German Preßburgor in Hungarian Pozsony. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. With a population of about 450,000, it is one of the smaller capitals of Europe but still the country's largest city. The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

As a rail hub, the city has direct connections to Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and the rest of Slovakia. Bratislava-Petržalka railway station and Bratislava hlavná stanica are the main railway stations. Main bus station (Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy or AS Mlynské Nivy) is located at Mlynské Nivy, east of city centre and offers bus connections to cities in Slovakia and international bus lines.

Railways of the Slovak Republic or Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko or Železnice Slovenskej republiky, ŽSR is the state-owned railway infrastructure company in Slovakia. The company was established in 1993 as the successor of the Československé státní drahy in Slovakia. Until 1996 it had formal and since then a de facto monopoly on railroad transportation in the country.

In 2002 a law divided the company: ŽSR was left with infrastructure maintenance, and transport was moved into company "Železničná spoločnosť, a. s." (ZSSK). In 2005 this new company was further split into "Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a. s." (ZSSK) providing passenger services and "Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a. s." (ZSSK Cargo / ZSCS) providing freight services. ŽSR provides transportation and services that correspond to the interests of state transport policy and market requirements, including related activities.

RegioJet a.s. or RJ is a private Czech provider of passenger rail and bus transport. The company STUDENT AGENCY, owned by Radim Jančura, is the 100% owner. The company’s registered office is in Brno. The sister company of the same name, RegioJet a. s., with its registered office in Bratislava is an operator of passenger rail and bus transport in the Slovak Republic.


Bratislava Train Stations

Bratislava hlavná stanica
Námestie Franza Liszta 1 
Bratislava I
811 01 
Bratislava

Bratislava-Petržalka Railway Station
Železničná stanica Bratislava-Petržalka
Kopčianska
85101 Petržalka
Bratislava V

Bratislava hlavná stanica or Bratislava hl.st. Former names German: Pressburger Hauptbahnhof; Hungarian: Pozsony főpályaudvar is the main railway station in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is located near Šancová street, around 1 km or a 15 min walk north from the Old Town. Trains from Bratislava hlavná stanica station depart to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia (in summer), Poland and the rest of Slovakia.

Bratislava-Petržalka railway station is a station in Petržalka, the southern part of Bratislava. The station was rebuilt in the 1990s as a terminus for international trains to and from Vienna, which restarted in 1999 after having stopped in 1945. Shuttle trains between the station and Wien Hauptbahnhof station operate.


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Slovenia or Slovene or Slovenija or officially the Republic of Slovenia or Republika Slovenija or RS, is a sovereign state located in southern Central Europe at a crossroads of important European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.07 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative centre of independent Slovenia since 1991.

Slovenian Railways or Slovenske železnice, SŽ is the state railway company of Slovenia, created in 1991 from the Ljubljana division of the former Yugoslav Railways after the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Slovenian Railways operates 1,229 km of standard gauge tracks, 331 km as double track, and reaches all regions of the country. It is remarkably well connected to all surrounding countries, reflecting the fact that Slovenia used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later of Yugoslavia. Left-hand running is used on double-track sections, unlike the remainder of the former Yugoslavian railways.

Ljubljana is at the heart of the SŽ system. Here, the Pan-European corridors V and X intersect. These transportation corridors are being established to tie larger segments of Europe economically together: Corridor V links Venice - Trieste/Koper - Ljubljana - Maribor - Budapest - Kiev, while Corridor X connects Salzburg - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Belgrade - Skopje - Thessalonica. The freight system to Koper, a modern and growing port near Trieste, represents the shortest connection to the Mediterranean for a large portion of the hinterland of Central and Eastern Europe.


Ljubljana Railway Station

Ljubljana Railway Station
Trg Osvobodilne fronte 6
1000 
Ljubljana

The Ljubljana Railway Station is Slovenia's main railway station. It connects Ljubljana to Trieste, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Zagreb, and Belgrade.

Railway is also a convenient means of transport within Slovenia, given that distances within the country are mainly short and travel costs low.


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Spain or España is officially the Kingdom of Spain or Reino de España is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea

Spain has the most extensive high-speed rail network in Europe, and the second-most extensive in the world after China. As of October 2010, Spain has a total of 3,500 km (2,174.80 mi) of high-speed tracks linking Málaga, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Valladolid, with the trains reaching speeds up to 300 km/h (190 mph). On average, the Spanish high-speed train is the fastest one in the world, followed by the Japanese bullet train and the French TGV. Regarding punctuality, it is second in the world (98.54% on-time arrival) after the Japanese Shinkansen (99%). Should the aims of the ambitious AVE programme (Spanish high speed trains) be met, by 2020 Spain will have 7,000 km (4,300 mi) of high-speed trains linking almost all provincial cities to Madrid in less than three hours and Barcelona within four hours.

Rail transport in Spain operates on four rail gauges and services are operated by a variety of private and public operators. The total route length in 2012 was 16,026 km (10,182 km electrified).

Most railways are operated by Renfe Operadora, with the metre and narrow-gauge lines are operated by FEVE and other carriers in individual autonomous communities. It is proposed and planned to build or convert more lines to standard gauge, including some dual gauging of broad-gauge lines, especially where these lines link to France, including platforms to be heightened.

Renfe: Renfe Operadora is Spain's national train company. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains travel up to 350 km/h and connect Madrid with other major cities in Spain including Seville, Barcelona, Valencia, Toledo, Cordoba, and Malaga.


Madrid Railway Station

Madrid Atocha Railway Station
Estación de Atocha
Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, 3
28045 Madrid
Spain


Spain's Main Train Stations

Barcelona Sants Railway Station
Plaça dels Països Catalans
08014 Barcelona
Spain

Seville Santa Justa Train Station
Avenida Kansas City, s/n.
41007  Seville
Andalusia
Spain

Madrid Atocha or Estación de Madrid Atocha, also named Madrid Puerta de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Barcelona (Catalonia), Zaragoza (Aragon), Sevilla (Andalusia), Málaga (Andalusia), Valencia and Alicante (Levante Region). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe. As of 2018, this station has daily services to Marseille in France.


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Sweden or Sverige is officially the Kingdom of Sweden or Konungariket Sverige is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million

Rail transport in Sweden uses a network of 13,000 km of track, the 22nd largest in the world. Construction of the first railway line in Sweden began in 1855. The major operator of passenger trains is the state-owned SJ AB.

SJ was formally SJ AB is a government-owned passenger train operator in Sweden. SJ was created in 2000, out of the public transport division of Statens Järnvägar, when the former government agency was divided into six separate government-owned limited companies.


Over 130 000 people travel with SJ from over 275 stations in Sweden ever day. SJ also travels internationally to other Scandanavian cities including Oslo and Copenhagen.

Tågkompaniet or Svenska Tågkompaniet AB (The Swedish Train Company) is a Swedish railway company that operates franchises in Northern Sweden and Greater Stockholm


Stockholm Railway Stations

Stockholm Central Station
Centralplan 15
111 20 Stockholm
Sweden

Stockholm City Station
111 20 Stockholm
Sweden


Gothenburg Train Station

Gothenburg Central Station
Drottningtorget 5
411 03 Göteborg
Sweden

Stockholm Central Station or Stockholms Centralstation or Stockholm C is a railway station in Stockholm, Sweden. It is situated in the district of Norrmalm at Vasagatan/Central Plan. The station opened on 18 July 1871 and it had over 200,000 visitors daily, of which about 170,000 were travellers (105,000 with commuter trains, 25,000 with Arlanda Express and 40,000 with other trains), until 10 July 2017 when the local commuter trains started to call at the nearby Stockholm City Station.

Stockholm City Station is a railway station in central Stockholm, Sweden. Opened on 10 July 2017, the station is located on the Stockholm City Line and is located directly below T-Centralen (the hub of the Stockholm Metro) and interchange with Stockholm Central Station. The station serves all Stockholm Commuter Rail trains. It is the busiest railway station in Sweden (not counting the metro)


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Eurail 3 or 4 Countries Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Pick your itinerary and travel to three popular cities in Central Europe: Vienna, Prague and Budapest or Salzburg.
Eurail is for non Europeans, people living in countries other than Europe

Eurail Select Pass
 



The Central Europe Triangle Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Discover the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.

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Eurail Pass Benefits in Austria

Eurail Pass Benefits in Czech Republic

Eurail Pass Benefits in Hungary

 



The European East Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page




Read more about the European East Pass


Eurail Pass Benefits in Austria

Eurail Pass Benefits in Czech Republic

Eurail Pass Benefits in Hungary

Eurail Pass Benefits in Slovakia

 



Eurail Select Pass  - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Select from 23 or 4 bordering countries for your Eurail tour of Europe.
Eurail is for non Europeans, people living in countries other than Europe

Eurail Select Pass
 



Eurail 3 Countries Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Travel in 3 bordering countries in Europe.
Eurail is for non Europeans, people living in countries other than Europe


Eurail Select Pass
 



Eurail 4 Countries Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Travel in 4 bordering countries in Europe.
Eurail is for non Europeans, people living in countries other than Europe

Eurail Select Pass
 



Eurail Global Rail Pass 28 Countries Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Enjoy train travel in all 28 countries with this one pass!
Eurail is for non Europeans, people living in countries other than Europe


Eurail Global Pass

 



Interrail Global Rail Pass 30 Countries Pass - Back to Top of Rail Pass Page

Enjoy train travel in all 30 countries with this one pass!
Eurail is for Europeans, people living in countries in Europe

Interrail Global Pass
 


 

Austria Rail Pass - Austria Rail Passes

Austria Rail Pass - Austrian Rail Pass

Belgium Rail Pass - Belgium Rail Passes

Belgium Rail Pass - Belgian Rail Pass
Benelux Rail Passes

Bulgaria Rail Pass - Bulgaria Rail Passes

Bulgaria Rail Pass - Bulgarian Rail Passes

Central Europe Triangle Pass

Central Europe Triangle Pass

Côte d'Azur Rail Pass - Côte d'Azur Pass

Côte d'Azur Rail Passes - Côte d'Azur Rail Passes

Croatia Rail Pass - Croatia Rail Passes

Croatia Rail Pass - Croatian Rail Passes

Czech Republic Rail Pass - Czech Rail Passes

Czech Rail Pass - Czech Republic Rail Passes

Denmark Rail Pass - Denmark Rail Passes

Denmark Rail Pass - Danish Rail Passes

England Rail Pass - England Rail Passes

England Rail Pass - England Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets

European East Pass - Europe East Pass

European East Pass
Unlimited train travel in
Czech RepublicSlovakiaAustria
and Hungary

Finland Rail Pass - Finland Rail Passes

Finland Rail Passes - Finnish Rail Passes

France Rail Pass - France Rail Passes

France Rail Passes - French Rail Passes

German Rail Pass - Germany Rail Passes

German Rail Passes - Germany Rail Passes

Great Britain Rail Pass - Great Britain Rail Passes

Great Britain Rail Pass - Great Britain Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets

Greece Rail Pass - Greece Rail Passes

Greece Rail Pass - Greek Rail Passes

Holland Rail Pass - Holland Rail Passes

Holland Rail Pass - Holland Rail Passes - Benelux Rail Passes

Hungary Rail Pass - Hungary Rail Passes

Hungary Rail Passes - Hungarian Rail Passes

Ireland Rail Pass - Ireland Rail Passes

Ireland Rail Pass - Irish Rail Passes

Italy Rail Pass - Italy Rail Passes

Italy Rail Pass - Italian Rail Passes

Luxembourg Rail Pass - Luxembourg Rail Passes

Luxembourg Rail Pass - Luxembourg Rail Passes
Benelux Rail Passes

Netherlands Rail Pass - Holland Rail Passes

Netherlands Rail Pass - Holland Rail Passes
Benelux Rail Passes

Northern Ireland Rail Pass - Northern Ireland Rail Passes

Northern Ireland Rail Pass - Irish Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets

Norway Rail Pass - Norway Rail Passes

Norway Rail Pass - Norwegian Rail Passes

Poland Rail Pass - Poland Rail Passes

Poland Rail Passes - Polish Rail Passes

Portugal Rail Pass - Portugal Rail Passes

Portugal Rail Passes - Portuguese Rail Passes

Renfe Spain Pass - Spain Rail Pass

Renfe Spain Pass - Renfe Rail Pass
Read also Spain rail pass page:
Spain Rail Pass - Spanish Rail Passes.


 

Romania Rail Pass - Romania Rail Passes

Romania Rail Passes - Romanian Rail Passes

Russia Rail Pass - Russia Rail Passes

Russia Rail Pass - Russian Rail Passes

Scotland Rail Pass - Scotland Rail Passes

Scotland Rail Pass - Scotland Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets

Serbia Rail Pass - Serbia Rail Passes

Serbia Rail Pass - Serbian Rail Passes

Slovakia Rail Pass - Slovakia Rail Passes

Slovakia Rail Pass - Slovak Rail Passes

Slovenia Rail Pass - Slovenia Rail Passes

Slovenia Rail Pass - Slovene Rail Passes

South of France Rail Pass - South of France Pass

South of France Rail Passes - French Rail Passes

Spain Rail Pass - Spain Rail Passes

Spain Rail Passes - Spanish Rail Passes

Sweden Rail Pass - Sweden Rail Passes

Sweden Rail Pass - Swedish Rail Passes

Swiss Rail Pass - Swiss Rail Passes

Swiss Rail Pass - Switzerland Rail Passes

Scandinavia Rail Pass - Scandinavian Rail Pass

Eurail Scandinavia Pass
Unlimited rail travel in
DenmarkFinlandNorway and Sweden.

Turkey Rail Pass - Turkey Rail Passes

Turkey Rail Pass - Turkish Rail Passes

United Kingdom Rail Pass - Great Britain Rail Passes

United Kingdom Rail Pass - United Kingdom Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets

Wales Rail Pass - Wales Rail Passes

Wales Rail Pass - Wales Rail Passes
BritRail Pass & BritRail Tickets
  
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