The Anonymous Widower

Developing Rail Systems In Eastern Europe

I like travelling in Eastern Europe and so I was pleased to see this article in the International Rail Journal, which is entitled EU funds help to unlock rail’s potential in Eastern Europe.

It gives a long summary of the rail projects in the East, which I think are essential to improve the prosperity of the area.

I’m looking forward to the day, when I fly to Helsinki and take a ferry to Tallinn in Estonia.

From there I will take Rail Baltica through the Baltic States to Warsaw and Berlin, before taking a direct train from the German capital to London.

You might ask, what benefits spending money in Eastern Europe does for the UK other than opening up tourism for those who like travelling on trains?

The roads of Eastern Europe are clogged with trucks bringing exports and imports all across Europe.

One of the aims of these projects is to get freight on rail. As the last time I went on the M25, there seemed to be loads of East European trucks, surely freight trains through the Channel Tunnel will cut the numbers.

The other large aim is to link Eastern Europe better to Western Europe and help loosen the economic ties to Russia.

March 16, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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