Overland Travel Advice

Below you should find a list of all the travel advice that has been posted on Grounded Travel. You can filter by article type/tag by using the links on the right.

$466 million worth of electric trains for Amtrak

From 2013, expect to see the first of Amtrak's new electric locomotives.

Air Tax rise gives even more incentive to try overland travel

On Monday, air taxes are to rise by up to 55%, potentially adding over one hundred pounds to the cost of a trip. The rises, detailed here, are being contested by the airline industry.

Chinese Train Breaks Commercial Speed Record

A high-speed train in China has beaten the world record for fastest commercial train.

Compare Travel Times Using Facebook

RailEurope has released a really interesting Facebook application which lets you compare journey times between major modes of transport.

Direct Train Services between London and Amsterdam and Frankfurt by 2013

Direct services from London to Frankfurt and Amsterdam may be in operation by 2013, should German rail operator Deutsche Bahn have its way.

Extra Perks for Eurostar Passengers

Eurostar have recently introduced a number of extra benefits for their customers.

Extra Train Services for London for Olympics

London will benefit from additional train and tube services during the Olympic and Paralympic games, with around 3,500 additional services in total.

Finding European Train Times

If you are looking to find timings of specific trains when travelling in Europe, or work out a complex itinerary, you will need to find a good timetable.

Greece Suspends International Rail Travel

As a result of Greece's ongoing economic difficulties, it has chosen to suspend all international rail routes to/from the country.

Grounded Travel Featured in Spirit and Destiny Magazine

This month's (June) Spirit and Destiny magazine features a double page article entitled 'Greener Getaways'. The piece covers various aspects of sustainable holidays and travel, including the carbon impact of air travel, volunteering holidays etc.

High Speed 1 Up for Sale!

The UK's first high speed rail link is up for sale!

How to Buy Cheap UK Train Tickets

National Rail Enquiries has always been a pretty good source of information for finding out about UK train fares. Recently, they introduced a 'Cheap Fares Finder' which makes this process even easier.

iDBUS - New Coach Service for Western Europe

Exciting news from SNCF, the French national rail operator. They are about to launch a new long-distance coach service, offering routes between the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Introducing the New-Look Grounded Travel

Our regular visitors might have noticed a few changes recently. After a few months of hard work behind the scenes, we released the latest version of Grounded Travel at the start of July.

London - Frankfurt high speed link gets a step closer

The European Railways Agency is expected to back proposals to use new Siemens trains to run through the Channel Tunnel in order to connect London and Frankfurt.

London Crossrail Works Timelapse Video

Crossrail is a major urban rail scheme currently being delivered in London. The scheme has required the (occasionally controversial) demoliion of a number of buildings within the city to make way for new stations and infrastructure.

Longest Rail Tunnel Completed by Swiss

The drilling of the world's longest tunnel has been completed in Switzerland.

New Eurostar Trains Ordered

Eurostar has ordered £700m of new rolling stock for its international rail service.

Onward Travel in Belgium No Longer Free with Eurostar

Unfortunately, from 12th October 2010, Eurostar will no longer be allowing its passengers free onward travel to stations in Belgium after arrival in Brussels. Previously, passengers could use their Eurostar ticket to travel to/from other Belgian stations.

Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry route to be closed from December

After 18 months of operation, Scotland's only direct link to Europe is to be closed due to low passenger numbers.

Trains to/from Istanbul Affected by Engineering Works until 2013

From March 2012 until late 2013, a rail-replacement bus is in operation between Istanbul and Kapikule as a result of engineering work.

Travelling Overland on a Budget

The popularity of green travel is increasing each year. For some, though, booking a flight is often seen to be the easier or cheaper choice when planning a trip away. Overland travel doesn’t have to be expensive, however, and some trips by road, rail or sea can be cheaper and even quicker than the same journey by plane. 

UK's High Speed 2 Gets the Go-Ahead

Plans for the UK's second high-speed rail route has been approved by the Government.

USA's First High Speed Line Approved

Financial backing for part of the US's first high-speed rail line has been approved by the Californian senate.