U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-24-2014, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425

Advertisements

London

The Man in Seat Sixty-One - the train travel guide...

Mark Smith - YouTube

London to Paris Eurostar - soon to be cut to 2 hours with the introduction of new e320 from 2015



The Night Riviera - London to Cornwall Sleeper Train



Caledonian Sleeper Train - London to Scotland



The Boat Train - London to Dublin



The Dutch Flyer Train & Ferry - London to Amsterdam, as well as Harwich there are also ferries to Amsterdam from Newcastle Upon Tyne and Scotland

Ferries to France, Holland & Denmark - DFDS Seaways


Last edited by Bamford; 01-24-2014 at 04:06 AM..
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-24-2014, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425
Belfast to London via Liverpool, there is also a ferry route to Belfast via Stranraer in Scotland



Madrid to London via Santander & Portsmouth - Brittany Ferries, ferries to Spain operate from Portsmouth and Plymouth in England


Last edited by Bamford; 01-24-2014 at 04:39 AM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425
Some good News

Eurostar extends services to south of France - Telegraph

Where to Ski And Snowboard - New ski train to Switzerland

Blitz-speed: Germans finally get the chance to cross the Channel as 200mph Berlin to London service is given the green light | Mail Online

Planned ICE highspeed service from London to Amsterdam and Frankfurt

Norwegian Seaways serious about new UK-Norway ferry | DriveEuropeNews

London to Paris in just 2 hours!

London is also home to an international coach station at Victoria, which like the American Greyhound coaches links the entire UK and much of the continent of Europe and people travel to London via coach from all over Europe, in the same way that Americans travel across the US on Greyhound coaches.

Eurolines | Coach Travel to Europe - Holidays & Trips from the UK

http://www.the-backpacking-site.com/bus-europe.html

UK National Rail Network Maps - National Rail Enquiries - Maps of the National Rail network

UK Ferry Routes



European Rail Map







Last edited by Bamford; 01-24-2014 at 05:03 AM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 05:36 AM
 
30,325 posts, read 31,191,100 times
Reputation: 14005
From NYC there are trains that go to Canada. The destinations that I know of are Toronto and Montreal.

I also know that you can take a train from Southern California to Vancouver in Canada and it does have sleeper/coach cars as well as cars with regular seats (which are kind of like airline economy class but with lots more legroom).
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
From NYC there are trains that go to Canada. The destinations that I know of are Toronto and Montreal.

I also know that you can take a train from Southern California to Vancouver in Canada and it does have sleeper/coach cars as well as cars with regular seats (which are kind of like airline economy class but with lots more legroom).
I thought there would be some sleepers from NYC, as the US is a vast country.

I do hope they start new direct sleepers running through the Channel Tunnel, now that the tunnel is to be opened up to competition from companies such as German Rail Operator Deutsche Bahn whilst new Eurostar services to the South of France and Alps are being introduced.

I would love to see A Blue Train (Le Train Bleu) type service to Nice reintroduced possible from London using the Channel Tunnel as well as night services to cities such as Frankfurt and Berlin.

City Night Line

Le Train Bleu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last edited by Bamford; 01-24-2014 at 08:07 AM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425
LOL - The Pogues song 'Boat Train' about the Dublin to London service in the video above.

THE POGUES LYRICS - Boat Train

Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
9,033 posts, read 8,373,621 times
Reputation: 5652
There is no through train to Vancouver; a trip from here (actually Emeryville, just across the bay) would involve changing trains in Seattle. And the trip would take about 30 hours to go 1100 miles.

There is no long-distance passenger rail service to (or in) Mexico.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 01:56 PM
 
30,325 posts, read 31,191,100 times
Reputation: 14005
Quote:
Originally Posted by pch1013 View Post
There is no through train to Vancouver; a trip from here (actually Emeryville, just across the bay) would involve changing trains in Seattle. And the trip would take about 30 hours to go 1100 miles.
I guess I should have been more accurate. There are trains with sleeper cars between Los Angeles and Seattle. From Seattle one can connect by train all the way to Vancouver.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 01:58 PM
 
30,325 posts, read 31,191,100 times
Reputation: 14005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamford View Post
I thought there would be some sleepers from NYC, as the US is a vast country.
From NYC there are trains that you can take your car on to go to Florida. Also I would assume that there are sleepers that go across the USA, but I don't know if any cross the border into Canada from the NYC area.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
2,739 posts, read 2,480,916 times
Reputation: 1425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
From NYC there are trains that you can take your car on to go to Florida. Also I would assume that there are sleepers that go across the USA, but I don't know if any cross the border into Canada from the NYC area.
Would love to go on one of the US or Canadian Sleeper trains, as I love sleeper trains and indeed night ferries with cabins. Much more civilised than flying these days.

Canadian Sleeper Train



US Amtrak Sleeper Train -'The Crescent' which runs between New Orleans and Washington DC



Amtrak: The First Forty Years


Last edited by Bamford; 01-24-2014 at 03:53 PM..
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top