Tag Archives: ICE

Project Comparison: Antwerp Centraal vs Stuttgart 21

25 Aug
Antwerp Central Railway Station Belgium Trains

Over the weekend I posted an article about the controversial Stuttgart 21 project (you can read it here). The idea of that post was to provide an introductory guide to the project and the associated protests, along with a commentary on the aims, goals and points of contention. This post, in way of comparison, will […]

Stuttgart 21: The Cost of Efficiency

20 Aug
Map of Stuttgart 21 Plan Stuttgart to Airport Flughafen and Ulm link High Speed Rail Link Deutsche Bahn DB

In Stuttgart 2 weeks ago I witnessed a protest-rally against Stuttgart 21. In a time where transit projects across Europe seem to be having a problem with cost control let’s take a look and see why this project is on the table in the first place. A New Heart of Europe Backed by the EU, […]

Transit Service Recovery: A Trip Back From Germany Becomes an Ordeal

15 Jul

A severe storm in the morning of July 12th disrupted rail services in North West Germany which affected services through Köln Hbf. Travelling back from Köln my girlfriend arrived for the 14:46 ICE 124 train to Amsterdam to find it was 90 minutes late with no further information. Towards the end of the 90 minutes […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 2 Addendum

06 Mar

A very brief entry for today, but something which serves as a comparison. After the first part of the series went up on my site, a friend, Thomas, got in touch and mentioned how German timetables are displayed and how much more information they communicate in much the same format. To support the ‘Option 1’ […]