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It is difficult to reach school in Italy’s least connected provinces

By |February 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In certain areas of Italy the distance to the nearest railway station makes this form of transport impractical. Below, we take a look at how well or poorly – and how many – schools in these areas are connected to households' places of residence.

How the European Rail Traffic Management System works (and why it’s not working)

By |December 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In order to increase security, capacity and competitiveness of European railways, the European Commission is encouraging the adoption of a common railway signage system throughout the entire EU, which is called ERTMS. Its implementation is much more expensive and slow than anticipated however.

Railways in Greece: poor service, no competition

By |December 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Passenger train services are heavily subsidised in Greece, taking advantage of loopholes and delays allowed by EU law. A new memorandum signed by the government keeps state aid and TrainOSE’s monopoly in place, despite the fact that many routes are not operated and citizens are not happy with the service they receive. 

How effective is the Slovenian railway network compared to the rest of the EU?

By |December 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

EDJNet's large investigation on trains in Europe compared the accessibility of train stations, the price of tickets and the speed of train travel. Slovenia performs well in terms of accessibility and price, and much worse in average speed.

Poland has a new train schedule. But problems are far from over

By |December 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |

As the Polish government claims to fight against transport exclusion, trains are coming back to some routes that were not operated anymore. The merits and impact of these changes are not clear-cut though, as much larger investments would be needed to rescue local lines.

These six graphs show how affordable and fast trains in Europe are

By |December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Where in Europe is taking the train fast and affordable, and where is it not? The European Data Journalism Network has gathered data on train journeys from 28 booking websites across Europe, collecting more than 8,000 single journey ticket prices and travel times for 73 sample routes. 

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