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New highspeed railway connections in Europe

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I would like to give you an overview of new highspeed railway lines in Europe. Especially international ones.
14 months ago, March 9th 2021 No: 1 Msg: #209059  
For several years I was afraid of flying and used the railway and also the ferries much more than before. I did trips from Germany via Spain to Morocco, via Poland to the Baltics, with the ferry to Finland and back on land via Sweden and with the ferry to Iceland.

I watched the construction and planning of new highspeed railway lines a lot.

Here is a list of new connections:

- New Gotthard-basis-tunnel between Zurich and Milan (I used it in december 2017)
- New connection from Nuremberg via Erfurt to Berlin (I used it in july 2018)
- New connection from France to Barcelone (when I used it in autumn 2012 the last missing part was not completed)
- New connection from Munich to Stuttgart (construction ongoing, will be completed in a few years)
- New connection between Budapest and Belgrade (construction ongoing, will be completed in a few years)
- New Brenner-basis-tunnel between Munich and Verona (construction ongoing, will be completed after 2025 or so, I used the old line in 2018)
- New connection between Hamburg and Copenhagen (construction has just begun, when I was there in 2008 there was only a ferry)
- New connection between Berlin via Dresden to Prague (currently in planning phase, I used the old line in 2006)
- New connection between Lyon and Turin (currently in planning phase, I drove with my car over the mountains in 1999)
- New connection between Warsaw via Riga to Tallinn (currently in planning phase, when I travelled in that region I used the bus)
- New connection between Madrid and Lissabon (as far as I know the last part is in planning phase)

So you see a lot of things are ongoing and it will continue to be fun to use the railway in the future. Reply to this

14 months ago, March 12th 2021 No: 2 Msg: #209061  
When I traveled by train across Europe many years ago using my Eurailpass, I saved a lot of money by taking the overnight trains and sleeping across three seats in a first class compartment. I could also get on an off whenever I wanted. Later I used the couchettes. Now there are very few overnight trains, and they operate more like airlines with reservations and supplements. I miss the good old days! Reply to this

11 months ago, June 23rd 2021 No: 3 Msg: #209213  
Hello, thank you for the list!! Reply to this

28 weeks ago, November 7th 2021 No: 4 Msg: #209436  
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The Gotthard Base Tunnel was such a construction feat that it was written up in US Magazines. Incredible engineering. Reply to this

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