Get cross-border rail back on track

The scrapping of classic train services in favour of high-speed, more expensive alternatives is a problem happening all over Europe

Members of the Dutch national parliament joined their Belgian colleagues in Brussels on Monday (28 January) to interrogate railway bosses about the spectacular collapse of the high-speed Fyra train service between the two countries that had been launched on 9 December. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Dutch MPs decided to drive rather than take the train. “I don’t want to run the risk of arriving late,” one Socialist MP told a Dutch news website.

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