Rail travel in Europe gets a boost

France and Germany support the deployment of the high-speed train route between Paris and Berlin

Jan 24, 2023

Berlin and France will be linked by a high-speed rail service, Italy is cutting the journey times between its biggest cities and the EU says short-haul flight bans are legal, in what is a promising start to the year for train travel.

Key takeaways

  • The new high-speed connection announced for 2024 will allow travelers to reach Berlin or Paris within seven hours;
  • Italy’s state rail firm Trenitalia announced two non-stop daily services between Rome and Milan;
  • Both announcements are proof that train travel is getting more attention, as consumer demand for greener travel becomes more influential.

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