Tag Archives: Ticket

When Your Plane Is A Train: Taking a Flight With Lufthansa’s AIRail Service

01 Oct
ICE train arriving at Cologne Railway Station

You’ve been invited to a meeting. The venue is abroad and the most convenient flights leave from an airport over 150 kilometres away. What do you do? Do you drive to the airport and risk the motorway? Perhaps you consider the train but are put off by the connections and hassle of that added booking? […]

High Speed Thoughts on the way to a Bavarian Beer Festival

11 Jun

The Fast Train to a Beer! We’re off to Erlangen in Bavaria this weekend to visit the famous “Erlanger Bergkirchweih” beer festival. If you’ve never been you really should make a point of taking it in. Second in size only to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, the atmosphere, location and of course the local brews […]

How A Ferry Company Leads The Way in Cross Border Rail Ticketing

07 Jul

On a recent post I highlighted the current problem in buying tickets for rail journeys that cross European borders. This problem became very apparent to thousands of travellers during the Volcanic Ash airspace shutdown where they assumed being able to buy a ticket from European City ‘A’ to City ‘B’ would be simple and straightforward. […]

How should rail in the community be subsidised?

22 Feb

“Why should taxpayers subsidise branch lines”, is a popular argument and the instant reaction is that they shouldn’t. However a popular problem amongst developed nations is road congestion and the cost of access charges to the road network (mainly Car Tax). Leaving aside the argument for extra taxes/charges to rebalance the “Economic externalities caused by […]