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Europe by Rail

Date Added: August 19, 2009 10:10:00 PM
Author: Alan
Category: Travel Directory
The story of the rails going through this little area in fact mirrors the history of European railways. Once a strong weapon of industrialization the railways became a burden with the introduction of the car during the 20th century. In some rural parts decreasing investments had made the railways appear as an ugly remembrance that nobody wanted to look at. Maybe thanks to the upcoming environmental consciousness and the increased mobility of people the railways have been getting more attention throughout the last decade. The travel industry tries to profit from this change. Nowadays the internet offers plenty of information about local and international railways in Europe. The site of European railways eurail.com offers the possibility to buy different rail passes, which makes it possible to travel in Europe within a certain period of time. Depending on the type of your pass you can travel in different selected countries. The differences in rail structure between countries might be a problem for non-European travelers. Especially the suburban and regional lines might differ from country to country. Information are available on national sites. The website http://www.railfaneurope.net/list_frameset.html provides a list of all the national rails and railways connected topics like rail museums and network maps. Traveling by rail in Europe could offer another experience than going by car. A search at Google forums, will deliver thousands of stories of how others have experienced such kind of a journey. I would suggest, try the rails before a united European Railway system destroys the local uniqueness of the rails. Like Pelion it will be a remembered for long.
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