Introducing my latest project: Europe Rail News – the newsletter for train travel in Europe. The newsletter includes new routes, service updates, train travel tips, ticket deals, and features on European destinations by railway.
Why start a Europe rail news site?
Nomadic Notes is my online home to write about travel and digital nomad life. Regular readers would know that I run some other sites, some anonymously, and some with my name attached. Most recently I’ve been writing on transport in Southeast Asia, and last year I launched a newsletter.
I’m currently subscribed to the major railway news sites to look for information about new railways in Southeast Asia. Most of the articles though are about railways in Europe. Seeing that I am already getting this information, I figured I should publish an email newsletter that presents the most useful information for passengers.
[Brno Station, Czech Republic.]
I’ve always had a fascination for the railways of Europe, and one of my most memorable travel adventures was that time I visited 57 cities in 31 days with a Eurail Pass. I also have a neglected Europe rail site that is in need of serious updating, which I will get round to fixing up.
While working on the Future Southeast Asia newsletter (and the newsletter for Nomadic Notes), I’ve grown to enjoy curating the best news articles for each subject.
Since I’ve been publishing these newsletters, I realised that I can become an expert in the subject by finding the best articles every week, rather than spending a full workweek writing new content my own site.
What to expect at Europe Rail News
[Let Europe Rail News be your Centraal Station for Europen rail news.]
The mission for Europe Rail News is to present informative and inspirational articles about train travel in Europe. It will filter out industry news so that only news of interest for passengers is presented (such as new railway lines or services).
It will also include train travel tips and features on European destinations by railway. Sometimes the best rail travel article is written by a random travel blog, so this newsletter will find the best articles as they are published. I have already refined my industry news sources, and over time I will fine-tune my web searches to include destinations.
Trains go practically everywhere in Europe, so even with a lifetime of Euro wandering, you will never run out of places to visit. I plan to highlight articles about lesser-known destinations that can be reached by rail.
[Train at Hallstatt, Austria (you can’t fly here).]
I will also feature travel deals on train tickets from the national railways, and sales on Eurail passes and Interrail when they are available.
Obviously, in this pandemic era, we can’t all travel at the moment, and rail travel schedules aren’t back to normal. Consider a subscription to Europe Rail News as a dose of virtual travel until we can travel safely again. And if you love to travel by train in Europe then I hope that this newsletter will provide inspiration for future trips.
[The editor, James Clark, in need of a new Eurail trip to update his profile photo.]