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A quest to make train travel easier, and the EU greener

By Erika Solomon

22 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Many of us would love to use trains more, but international rail travel is still surprisingly difficult in Europe. University lecturer Jon Worth wants to change that, the New York Times reports.

Czech-German Border — The lanky man bent down to examine a rusted railroad track that cut across the empty square of a small, forgotten town, shaking his head at the weeds poking up.

“Disappointing,” was his verdict, the ruling perhaps influenced by the shuttered brick train station accumulating cobwebs in the German border town of Seifhennersdorf, not far from the Czech Republic.

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