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VCD RAILtest 2021/22

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VCD Verkehrsclub Deutschland has made comparisons and recommendations for a number of train rides from Germany to other European countries with the title:

Europa per Train –
Relaxed and with a good price to the most attractive Metropolen!

The include day-journeys to 12 hours, but also a couple of night trains. VCD conclude these demands:

  • A synchronized, European long-distance train network with fast and long-term connections, attractive transfer times and secured connections.
  • The expansion of the night train network for other parts of Europe.
  • A public, consumer-friendly platform on which all public transport offers as a travel chain can be booked online throughout Europe. Tickets for international train travel has to be as easy as booking a ticket for a flight.
  • Compensation claims must be able to be asserted for a complete travel chain – even if this is offered by different mobility service providers.
  • No VAT on international routes: Take other EU countries like France or the Czech Republic as an example.
  • Uncomplicated, easily bookable option to take Bicycles on the train.

>> Have a look at the VCD report (in German)

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