Train trips taken – the good, bad and the ugly

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Train has always been my preferred way of travel. I’m told I can say that as I never had to rely on one for commuting.

I have been on some fantastic trains and some downright awful ones, ones that arrived on time and ones that didn’t but never on one where I have got off and said never again. Train travel is not (with a few exceptions) a simple means of getting from A to B – it is part of the journey. Step onto a train, sit down and don’t worry when you’ll get there … it doesn’t matter.

Below are quite a few of the trips I have taken by train. I have not listed underground systems (which I love), local commuter trains ( which I care less for) and localised “puffing billy” type things that take you a few hundred metres along a pier and the like (these I avoid). International trips are listed under the country in which I boarded the train.

While I am of advancing years, I have not travelled on the train pictured! It can be seen in the fantastic National Rail Museum in Port Adelaide, Australia – the subject of a future blog.

Argentina
• Buenos Aires – Bahia Blanca
• Bahia Blanca – Viedma – San Carlos de Bariloche

Australia
• Adelaide – Alice Springs
• Cairns – Kurunda (both ways)
• Canberra – Sydney (both ways)
• Perth – Adelaide
• Sydney – Katoomba (both ways)

Austria
• Vienna – Bratislava
• Vienna – Budapest

Chile
• Calama – Uyuni (Bolivia)

China
• Beijing – Pingyao
• Beijing – Shanghai
• Dandong – Beijing
• Guilin – Kunming
• Kunming – Dali
• Pingyao – Xian
• Shanghai – Suzhou (both ways)
• Yongshou – Guilin

Czech Republic
• Prague – Kutna Hora (both ways)
• Prague – Vienna

Denmark
• Copenhagen – Helsingor
• Copenhagen – Roskilde
• Helsingor – Hilerod
• Hilerod – Copenhagen

Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea)
• Pyongyang – Sinuijui

France
• Paris – Amsterdam
• Paris – Versailles (both ways)

Germany
• Berlin – Prague
• Frankfurt – Berlin
• Frankfurt – Hanover (both ways)
• Frankfurt – Heidelberg (both ways)

Hungary
• Budapest – Sighisoara

India
• Agra – Jaipur
• Chennai – Thanjavur
• Ernakulam –Coimbatore
• Jaipur – Bikaner
• Jaiselmer –Jodhpur
• Jalgaon – Satna
• Jodhpur – New Delhi
• Mahoba – Agra
• Mettupalaiyam – Udagamandalam (Ooty)
• Mumbai – Aurangabad
• Mysore – Bangalore
• Tiruchchirapalli – Madurai

Indonesia
• Jakarta – Bogor (both ways)

Ireland
• Dublin – Dun Laoghaire

Japan
• Hiroshima – Miyajima (both ways)
• Kyoto – Hiroshima
• Osaka – Koyasan (both ways)
• Osaka – Kyoto (both ways)
• Osaka – Nara (both ways)
• Tokyo – Hakone (both ways)
• Tokyo – Nikko (both ways)
• Tokyo – Osaka

Latvia
• Riga – Darzini (both ways)

Malaysia
• Khota Bharu – Gemas
• Kuala Lumpur – Singapore

Netherlands
• Amsterdam – Berlin

New Zealand
• Christchurch – Greymouth

North Korea – see Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea above

Norway
• Myrdal – Flam
• Oslo – Mydral
• Voss – Bergen

Paraguay
• Asuncion – Ypacarai (steam no longer running)

Peru
• Cusco – Machu Pichu (both ways)
• Lima – Huancayo
• Ollantaytambo – Machu Pichu (both ways)
• Puno – Cusco

Romania
• Brazov – Bucharest
• Sighosoara – Brazov

Slovakia
• Bratislava – Vienna

Singapore
• Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

Thailand
• Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (both ways)

South Africa
• Johannesburg – Cape Town

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• Belfast – Dublin (both way)
• Belfast – Londonderry (both ways)
• Coleraine – Portrush (both ways)
• Holyhead – London (both ways)
• London – Paris
• London – Salisbuy (both ways)
• Oxford – London

Viet Nam
• Hanoi – Hue
• Hanoi – Lao Cai
• Hue – Da Nang
• Hue – Saigon (HCMC)

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