Full steam ahead: the resurgence of international train travel
Hello! As you wearily stood in a queue for a flight that was four hours delayed, having been hit with a hefty fee for a bag that you swore would fit under the seat, have you ever wondered if there was a better way to travel? Well, you’re not alone! 2022 was a bumper year for international train travel, as people took to the rails to see Europe and beyond. While long-distance train travel is better for the environment, it is often expensive and buying tickets can be fiddly. We speak to rail royalty Mark Smith, better known as the Man in Seat 61, who tells us why this is changing. Journalist and author Monisha Rajesh inspires us with tales of her travels around the world by train and finally we talk to Jody Bauer from Eurail, the company that sells Interrail passes, about its 50th anniversary and why it has revolutionised rail travel around Europe.
Plus: Has Ed hired the assistance of a food stylist?
Mark Smith, founder of the Man in Seat 61 website (Twitter: @seatsixtyone / Instagram: @seatsixtyone)
Monisha Rajesh, Journalist and Author (Twitter: @monisha_rajesh / Instagram: @monisha_rajesh)
Jody Bauer, Research Analyst, Eurail (Instagram: @eurail / @interraileu)
To plan an international train journey visit the Man in Seat Sixty-One
Visit Monisha's website and buy her books Around India in 80 Trains and Around the World in 80 Trains
Visit 33 countries with one pass. Buy an Interrail or Eurail pass and get inspiration for your next trip here
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