Train sets off on 20,000km trip across Europe to promote rail travel

The ‘Connecting Europe Express’ pulled out of Lisbon station today on a five week journey that will stop in more than 100 towns and cities.

This special train is aimed at highlighting the challenges preventing rail from being a more popular travel choice for Europeans.

It will take in 26 countries and clock up a distance of 20,000 kilometres, finishing in Paris on October 7.

The Connecting Europe Express initiative is the European Commission’s flagship project for promoting the benefits of rail travel and raising awareness of the challenges that still need to be overcome.

“Rail has shaped our rich, common history. But, rail is also Europe’s future, our route to mitigating climate

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