Marcus James Thomson, Ph.D.

How not to fly

Trains across Europe seem romantic to me, never mind the carbon costing. Austrian state trains (ÖBB) does it very well, especially by North American standards — in both Canada and the US, our train services are abysmal. So do the French, with their TGV (très grande vitesse) lines. Last spring, we took a TGV train from Paris to Toulouse in greater comfort, and likely door-to-door speed, than we could a regular flight. And the whole lot of us — 6 people heading for a party in the countryside — got to sit together.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/20/brussels-vienna-night-train-returns-as-europe-eyes-flying-alternatives

Image: a local train somewhere between Thunau am Kamp and Horn in Lower Austria, October 2019.

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