Temporary Changes to Train Services and Ticketing due to the Coronavirus

When will the currently suspended train services across Europe be resuming?
This is now becoming a more frequently asked question, as many countries have now announced either confirmed, or provisional dates, for the easing of lockdown and travel restrictions.

An ever increasing number of international routes are becoming available and are joining the list of routes which were never suspended - albeit with restrictions in place fo the time being regarding who is eligible for crossing borders.

A potential indicator, of when trains COULD be operating again on Europe'sbstill still currently long-distance international rail routes, is the earliest travel dates for which tickets are now on sale.
Hence ShowMeTheJourney has produced a list of the dates for when journeys are available for booking.

Or you can click the names of the countries listed below to go direct to the relevant info for each of them:

Austria

Belgium   l   Czech Republic

Denmark  
l   France

Germany   l   Hungary

Italy  
l   Netherlands

Norway  
l   Poland

Slovakia
   l   Spain

Sweden   l   Switzerland   l   UK

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Information for Eurail pass holders

Information for InterRail pass holders


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AVAILABLE INTERNATIONAL ROUTES AND SERVICES

Check advice re: travel restrictions pre booking and boarding.
Currently many journeys are only available for 'essential' travel purposes.
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These routes to and from Germany are now operating, so tickets are available for booking, but until at least June 15th travel restrictions will be in place.

(1) Frankfurt (Main) <> Bruxelles - 3 x  trains per day now available in each direction.
(2) Up to 3 x ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service 
(3) Most Germany <> Switzerland trains, including the EC and ICE trains to/from Interlaken via Bern.
(4) Wien/Vienna - Linz <> Nurnberg and various destinations in Germany including Berlin, Frankfurt (Main) and Hamburg by ICE trains.
(5) The Railjet trains on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna route.
(6) The IC and EuroCity trains between Germany and Klagenfurt via Salzburg and Villach.
(7) The EuroNight train on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route (the sleeping cars have been withdrawn).
(8) One train per day is now available in each direction on the Hamburg (departing 12:53) <> Copenhagen (departing 11:26) route.
(9) One train per day is now available in each direction on the Hamburg (departing 10:53) <> Aarhus (departing 09:37) route.
(10) A limited service of three trains per day in each direction is now operating on the Berlin - Dresden <> Decin - Prague route.
(11) There is now one train per day available on the routes to Paris from Frankfurt (Main) and Karlsruhe.

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Some of the direct trains between Germany and destinations beyond Basel have now resumed.
Trains are now operating along the full length of these routes:
(1) Berlin - Kassel - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(2) Hamburg - Bremen - Koln - Koblenz - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(3) Stuttgart - Singen <> Schaffhausen 

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 Up to five trains per day are available in each direction on the Wien/Vienna <> Budapest route, with one of these trains being a Railjet train which is travelling to and from Munich/Munchen via Linz and Salzburg
For the time being only Hungarian citizens can travel to Hungary on these trains - and on the EuroNight train.

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Thalys services - The service has been reduced to one journey per day in each direction on the Paris <> Bruxelles and Bruxelles <> Amsterdam routes, this revised timetable will be in place until June 8th.
Face masks must now be worn when travelling with Thalys.

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Eurostar services - The service has been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction on the London <> Paris and London <> Bruxelles routes, no trains are calling at Ebbsfleet, Ashford, Calais-Frethun or Lille.

For the time being, only travellers meeting these criteria can board trains to Paris.
- EU citizens of mainland continental Europe returning home to their main residence.
- UK & Non-EU citizens with a residency permit in an EU country.
- Essential workers – please check with your consulate if you think you might fall into this category.

Face masks must now be worn when travelling with Eurostar.

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Other international trains from/to France which have now resumed operating:

(1) There are up to three TGV train per day in each direction now available on the Paris <> Luxembourg route.
(2) On the Paris <> Milano via Torino route Oui.SNCF has tickets available for one departure per day (the train which leaves Paris at 10:39).
(3) One TGV Lyria service per day is now operating on the Paris <> Basel route (departs Paris at 12:20) and two trains per day are now available on the Paris <> Geneve route.
(4) One train per day is now available on the Paris <> Frankfurt (Main) route - departs Paris at 13:10.
(5) One train per day is departing Paris (13:54) for Karlsruhe where connections are available on to Stuttgart and Munich.
(6) Some of the TGV Bruxelles<>France services on the Bruxelles <> Marseille and Montpellier via Lyon routes have resumed.
(7) Most of the IC trains on the Lille <> Antwerpen route via Kortrijk and Gent are now operating, as are 50% of the trains between Lille and Tournai.

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The Belfast <> Dublin ‘Enterprise’ services are operating, but to a reduced timetable .

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The IC trains between Belgium and The Netherlands are still operating between Antwerpen and Rotterdam, though the NS International journey information page now states that the usual service between Bruxelles and Amsterdam will be resuming on June 8th.

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Some other cross border regional trains are still operating, but primarily for the benefit of workers commuting across borders, so restrictions on eligibility for entering a country by these trains can apply.
These services include:
(1) Trains on the Domodossola <> Berm route via Brig.
(2) Services on the recently reopened route between Geneve and Annemasse.
(3) A limited service of TER trains between the stations on the Cote d'Azur and Ventimiglia.
(4)  Regional trains over the Danish/German border.
(5) An hourly train is operating between Copenhagen and Malmo.


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FUTURE TICKET AVAILABILITY ON CURRENTLY SUSPENDED ROUTES 

Tickets are now available online, for journeys on and after the dates shown, above each route listed below.

MONDAY JUNE 1ST

London <> and Paris by Eurostar
Ticket bookings are available for journeys on and after this date for an additional second departure per day on this route.

Until at least Sunday May 31st, the service will comprise of one non-stop service per day in each direction on the London <> Bruxelles and Paris routes.

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Berlin <> Amsterdam
The NS International (Dutch railways) website states that a limited service will be available on the Berlin <> Amsterdam route from June 1st, with the full timetable available from June 2nd.
DB has tickets available for direct journeys to and from Germany on and after June 1st.

Until May 31st, trains will be resuming between Berlin and Bad Bentheim, where connections will be available into regional trains between Germany and The Netherlands.

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Amsterdam <> Frankfurt (Main) via Koln/Cologne.
DB has tickets available for the usual number of cross-border journeys by this route for journeys on and after June 1st, this is also confirmed by the information on the Dutch railways website, NS International.

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Bruxelles <> Frankfurt (Main) by ICE trains
Tickets are available for 4 departures per day on and after June 1st, but the service has now been increased to three trains per day.

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TUESDAY JUNE 2ND

DB has tickets available for journeys on and after June 2nd for journeys into Switzerland by the ICE trains on the Hamburg - Hannover - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Zurich - Chur route
Until June 1st these trains will seemingly be terminated at Basel Bad Bahnhof station.

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Zurich <> Wien/Vienna via Innsbruck, Salzburg and Linz. 
The Swiss national rail operator, SBB has tickets available for journeys from Switzerland on and after Monday June 2nd, but the Austrian national operator, OBB, does not have them on sale – see the note below.

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Berlin <> Warszawa
DB has tickets available for journeys to and from Germany by this route on and after June 2nd.
Though the Polish based ticket agency Polrail only has bookings available for travel on and after June 15th.

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THURSDAY JUNE 4TH

Nice <> Milano via Genova
Thello operates these trains and on its website it has tickets available for journeys between the Cote D'Azur and Italy on and after June 4th
This is a date which has been moved back twice, but confirmation has now also been posted on the Trenitalia journey information page.

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MONDAY JUNE 8TH

London <> and Paris by Eurostar
Ticket bookings are available for up to five journeys per day on this route on and after June 8th.

London <> Bruxelles
From this date ticket bookings are available for up to three journeys per day on this route.

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Amsterdam <> Bruxelles

The NS International journey information page now states that the usual service between Bruxelles and Amsterdam will be resuming on and after June 8th.
Until June 7th trains will only be operating between Antwerp and Rotterdam.

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München/Munich <> Bologna and Venezia via Verona

The German national rail operator, DB has tickets on sale for journeys to Italy by these trains on and after June 8th - though this date has been moving back week on week.

However, despite these trains travelling through Austria, the Austrian national operator, OBB, has not made tickets available for journeys between Austria and Italy by these trains.

SO from the ticket availability on this route, it seems though that when these trains resume they MAY not be making their usual station calls in Austria.
When looking up the journey from an Austrian station on after June 8th, the OBB booking website is only offering routings to Italy, which involve making connections in Brennero the town on the Italian side of the border.

Tickets for this journey also aren’t available from the Italian rail operator, Trenitalia, because it partners with OBB’s ticketing system for bookings on this route.

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The plan is for the full service of Oresundtag train services across the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden to resume on after June 8th, which will restore direct services between København/Copenhagen and multiple Swedish destinations including Goteborg and Lund.

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TUESDAY JUNE 9TH

From June 9th - July 11th Thalys is planning to operate five trains per day on the Paris <> Bruxelles route, with two of these trains in each direction continuing on to and from Amsterdam, via Antwerp and Rotterdam.

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Frankfurt <> Milano via Switzerland,.
DB has tickets available, including discounted tickets which can't usually be refunded, for journeys from Germany to Italy by this route on and after June 9th.

Though this date for the potential resumption of this service may be speculative, as it has moved back week to week.
Tickets aren’t on sale for the other EuroCity services between Switzerland and Italy.

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München/Munich <> Zurich
DB has tickets available for journeys between Germany and Switzerland by this route on and after June 9th.
Though see the note below (the dates on which journeys have ticket availability has been moving back week on week).

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MONDAY JUNE 15th

From June 15th - July 11th Thalys is planning to operate one train per day in each direction on the Paris – Bruxelles – Liege – Aachen – Cologne route.

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Warszawa to Praha/Prague and Wien/Vienna
Polrail has tickets available for journeys by these routes on and after June 15th.
However, the journey to and from Praha/Prague isn’t available on CD, the Czech national rail operator’s booking service - also the journey to and from Wien/Vienna can’t currently be booked with the Austrian national operator, OBB.

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FRIDAY JUNE 19TH

Hamburg <> Aarhus and Copenhagen
A daily train is now available in each direction on the Hamburg <> Copenhagen and Hamburg <> Aarhus routes, but DB has tickets available for the usual number departures on and after June 19th.

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MONDAY JUNE 22ND

Stockholm <> København/Copenhagen

Until June 22nd the Swedish national rail operator SJ is offering ticket bookings for journeys on this route, which involve boarding trains at Stockholm Central station and making connections into Oresundtag train services on to København/Copenhagen at various stations in Sweden.

Those Oresundtag services on to Kobenhavn/Copenhagen should be operating to their usual timetable from June 8th.
However it doesn’t seem as though the direct Snabbtag services from Stockholm to København/Copenhagen will also be resuming from that date.

However, SJ is selling tickets for direct trains from Stockholm Sodra station to København/Copenhagen for journeys on and after June 22nd.
(From that date a temporary timetable will be in place due to construction work on the railway at Stockholm Central station, so these trains will be instead be departing from Sodra station).

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THURSDAY JUNE 25TH

It seems that this is the planned date on which the remainder of most of the high speed international train services to and from France, which haven’t already resumed, will once again be available.

Oui.SNCF has tickets available for departures on and after June 25th for these routes and services:

(1) The Lyria services on the Paris <> Geneve and Paris <> Zurich via Basel routes have ticket availability for the full timetable from this date.
(2) Paris <> Barcelona 
(3) Marseille <> Madrid 
(4) Most of the TGV trains on the routes from cities other than Paris to Bruxelles.
(5) An additional departure will be available on the Paris <> Milano via Turin route.

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FROM JUNE 25TH

This is the planned date for the resumption of services on the Nightjet network of overnight trains, which includes trains on these routes:
(1) München/Munich and Wien/Vienna <> Roma via Firenze and Milano and Venezia/Venice.
(2) Innsbruck via München/Munich and Wien/Vienna <> Dusseldorf and Bruxelles
(3) Hamburg <> Zurich via Basel and Hamburg <> Wien/Vienna
(4) Berlin <> Zurich via Basel and Berlin <> Wien/Vienna

The EuroNight services on the Zurich <> Budapest route via Wien/Vienna may also begin operating from June 25th, and presumably sleeping cars will once again become available on the München/Munich <> Budapest via Wien/Vienna route.

Tickets aren’t available for journeys on all these Nightjet routes on June 25th, particularly when travelling to Austria, but it seems as though the current plan is for these services to be operating in both directions by June 29th.

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MONDAY JUNE 29TH

Full timetable available on the DB-SNCF high speed trains between Paris and Frankfurt (Main).
Both Oui.SNCF and DB also have tickets available for travel on and after Monday June 29th on these currently suspended routes
Paris <> Stuttgart
Paris <> Munich via Stuttgart
Marseille <> Frankfurt (Main) via Lyon, Mulhouse and Strasbourg.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 1st

Eurostar has tickets available for travel to and from Ebbsfleet International and Lille Europe stations on and after July 1st.

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FRIDAY JULY 3rd

Paris <> Venezia/Venice via Milano, Verona and Padova

Thello operates this service and it has tickets available for journeys from Monday July 3rd, but the service will not seemingly NOT be operating to its usual nightly schedule for the time being from this date onwards.

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TUESDAY JULY 8th

Munchen/Munich <> Praha/Prague via Regensburg.

According to the ticketing availability on the DB, German Railways website, the direct trains will be available on this route on and after July 8th.

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FRIDAY AUG 28TH

According to the current information available on the journey planner service, provided by OBB, the Austrian national rail operator, daytime express train services from and to Austria will be resuming on August 28th on these routes:

(1) Kufstein – Worgl – Innsbruck <>  Bologna and Venezia/Venice via Verona
(2) Salzburg – Villach – Ljubljana – Zagreb (including trains to Ljubljana and Zagreb from Germany)
(3) Wien/Vienna <> Ljubljana and Zagreb
(4) Wien/Vienna – Klagenfurt – Villach <> Udine – Treviso – Venezia/Venice
(5) Wien/Vienna – Linz – Salzburg – Innsbruck <> Zurich
(6) Wien/Vienna <> Breclav – Ostrava – Katowice – Warszawa and Krakow

and on the München/Munich – Lindau – Bregenz – St Gallen –Zurich route, because these trains travel through Austria.

OBB is currently not selling tickets for these journeys, but there are apparent discrepancies with other operators.
DB has tickets available for journeys from Zurich to Munich for departures on and after June 9th - and Polrail has tickets available for travel from Poland to Wien/Vienna for departures on and after June 15th.
So presumably the availability of international train services on some routes to and from Austria will require further clarification before June 2nd.

However, if these service aren’t restored before Aug 28th, travelling by train on some of these routes will be possible prior to that date, by making connections in and out of local cross-border trains.
OBB is planning to resume most of those services on June 2nd.

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Tickets cannot currently be booked online for journeys on these routes:
London <> Amsterdam
Lyon <> Barcelona
Switzerland <> Italy by express EuroCity trains
Praha <> Wien
Praha <> Bratislava
Praha <> Budapest
Bruxelles <> Strasbourg
The Euronight trains from Poland to Austria, Czechia and Hungary.
All journeys to and from Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia.

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Each journey has been looked up on the national booking services which sell tickets on these routes.
In the majority of instances the dates have not been taken from the journey information or news pages published by the rail operators.

However, it does NOT automatically follow that these international train services will resume on these dates.
Though the website of the national French train operator SNCF is now stating that if a ticket can be booked, then the train will be operating.
However, on other ticketing services, particularly the DB website, the earliest dates on which trains are available to book, keep moving back.


Some of this ticket availability is evidently based on provisional dates announced by some governments for the easing of movement restrictions, which are yet to be confirmed.
Also if the rate of the Covid-19 spread amongst populations does not decline in line with predictions, then constraints on international travel will inevitably continue to be enforced, or may yet be re-introduced in the wake any easing of freedom of movement restrictions.

Most rail operators currently have special measures in place to process the refunding or exchanging of the types of ticket which can’t usually be cancelled, which could also be theoretically applied to bookings made for journeys after the dates shown below.
However, presumably companies would rather avoid having to issue refunds, so what may be significant are the dates from which the discounted types of tickets are available on a departure.

Though something that is less speculative, is that in the majority of instances, the trains on these routes won’t commence operating again PRIOR to these dates, so they are a marker of the earliest (potential) dates for the resumption of these services.

Also before booking tickets, check the travel advice pages re: Covid 19 on the websites on which you are making a booking, as current travel restrictions, particularly those which prevent travelling for leisure purposes, may still be in place.

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AUSTRIA

TICKETS:


Austrian national operator OBB is allowing customers to cancel or amend any type of ticket booked on the international services which have been suspended.
It's suggesting that this can be arranged at a station in Austria or by calling its customer service team

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TRAIN SERVICE CHANGES

The live information regarding which train services are running is available on this page under the headings 'Urgent' and 'Cancelled' (Scotty is the Austrian rail operator's route planning service).

National rail operator OBB is now operating a reduced timetable, so it's advisable to check the details of its service amendments.
According to the information under the 'Urgent' header on the OBB route information page, this reduced timetable will be in place until June 2nd.

Private operator Westbahn, which competes with OBB on the Wien/Vienna <> Salzburg route, has reduced its services to two-hourly - and tickets on this route can now be used to travel on a Railjet train operated by OBB, OR a Westbahn train.

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The train services between Austria and Germany are comparatively unaffected, still operating are:
- the ICE trains on Wien/Vienna - Linz - Regensburg - Nurnberg - Frankfurt/Berlin/Hamburg routes
- the Railjet trains on the Wien/Vienna - Linz - Salzburg - Munchen/Munich route .
- the IC and EC trains from Graz and Klagenfurt to Germany.
- the EuroNight service on the Wien/Vienna to Munchen/Munich route.

Travel restrictions on entry to Germany will remain in place until at least June 15th,.

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Up to five trains per day are departing from Wien/Vienna and heading to Budapest, but for the time only Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary on these trains.
The OBB journey planning service HAD more trains, including most of the Railjet services between the two cities, operating from June 2nd, but it now seems that this restricted service will be in place for the foreseeable future.

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The local trains between Feldkirch and Buchs in Switzerland have now resumed.
 

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SUSPENDED INTERNATIONAL DAYTIME SERVICES

This information under the 'Planned resumption' headers has been sourced from the articles on the 'Cancelled' section of the OBB route information page 

Planned resumption on June 2nd

Regional trains between Wien/Vienna and Bratislava
- The regional 'Rex' trains from Lienz in Osttirol to Fortezza (which is on the Brennero to Bolzano route)
- The local S-Bahn trains from Innsbruck to Brennero
- Local S-Bahn trains from Innsbruck to Mittenwald, with connections available in Mittenwald for travel on to Garmisch.

Possible resumption on June 2nd

The Swiss national operator SBB now has tickets available for journeys on after June 2nd on the trains between Zurich and Austria, but this date is likely to be speculative - see the note below.

Also according to the OBB journey planning service trains operated by Regiojet will also be travelling on the Vienna to Prague route from June 2nd, but Regiojet isn't (yet) selling tickets for resumed journeys on this route

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Possible resumption on June 8th

The German national rail operator, DB has tickets on sale for journeys to Italy by EuroCity trains on and after June 8th - though this date has been moving back week on week.
However, despite these trains travelling through Austria, the Austrian national operator, OBB, has not made tickets available for journeys between Austria and Italy by these trains.

SO from the ticket availability on this route, it seems though that when these trains resume they MAY not be making their usual station calls in Austria.
When looking up the journey from an Austrian station on after June 8th, the OBB booking website is only offering routings to Italy, which involve making connections in Brennero the town on the Italian side of the border.

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Planned resumption on June 15th
- Regional trains from Villach to Udine via Tarvisio
- The regional 'Rex' trains from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on to Munchen/Munich
-  A limited service of trains may be available between Linz and Ceske Budejovice

Possible resumption on June 15th
This journey information on the CD (Czech national railways ) website HAD (briefly stated) that the train service on the Praha - Pardubice - Breclav <> Wien - Graz route would be resuming on June 2nd, but it no longer does so.
However, the date on the top right for which the restriction applies is now June 13th.


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Planned resumption on Aug 28th:

When looking up journeys on the OBB online journey planner it is listing these daytime train services listed below as being available from Aug 28th.

However, as will be noted, the national ticketing services of some of the countries which border Austria have tickets available, for journeys on (much) earlier dates.
ShowMeTheJourney isn't speculating as to which of the dates is more likely to be correct, when there is an apparent discrepancy.
The information on the ticketing websites will be watched closely and the information on this page will then be updated accordingly.

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These two long distance services to Slovakia
(1) The daily Railjet train from Innsbruck, Salzburg and Wien/Vienna to Bratislava.
(2) The daily IC train from Wien/Vienna to Kosice.

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All daytime long-distance train services to Switzerland including:

(1) Railjet trains on the Wien/Vienna > Linz > Salzburg > Innsbruck > Feldkirch > Zurich route (these trains are currently being terminated in Feldkirch).
Though Swiss national operator SBB has tickets available for journeys from Switzerland on this route on and after June 2nd.

(2) The daily EuroCity train from Graz to Zurich.

(3) The EuroCity trains on the Zurich <> Munchen/Munich route which travel via Bregenz.
German national operator DB has tickets available for journeys to and from Germany on this route on and after June 9th.

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The daily trains from Wien/Vienna to Ljubljana and Zagreb.
According to the OBB journey planning service the train to Zagreb is scheduled to resume on August 29th and the train to Ljubljana will be available from August 28th.

The trains on the Salzburg > Bad Gastein > Villach > Jesenice > Ljubljana > Zagreb route, should also be recommencing on August 28th.

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The daytime long-distance train services to Italy including:

(1) The Railjet express trains on the Wien/Vienna > Klagenfurt - Villach > Tarvisio > Udine > Venezia/Venice route.

(2) The relatively new Wien/Vienna <> Bolzano service.

(3) The  EuroCity trains (from Munchen) via Kufstein, Worgl and Innsbruck on the Brennero route to Bolzano, Trento and Verona - and on to both Bologna and Venezia/Venice.
The German national rail operator DB has tickets available for journeys on and after June 8th for journeys between Germany and Italy.

However, when looking up the journey on the OBB website, it doesn't have tickets available for journeys to Italy from this date.
It suggests journey options which involve making connections into these trains in Brennero, the closest town in Italy to the Austrian border.

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The EuroCity trains from and to Wien/Vienna which travel through the Czech Republic to various destinations in Poland, including Warszawa, Katowice and Krakow.
Though Polish ticketing service Polrail has tickets available for journeys between Polish cities and Wien/Vienna on and after June 14th.

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Prior to the train service alterations in response to Covid-19 the brand new Railjet service on a Graz > Wien/Vienna > Breclav > Praha/Prague > Decin > Dresden > Berlin route was scheduled to commence on June 14th.
The OBB journey planner shows this train as being available from this date, but whether it will actually commence operating on that date is speculative, because as pointed out above, the pre-existing Graz > Praha/Prague Railjet services aren't being listed by the journey planner.

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SUSPENDED INTERNATIONAL OVERNIGHT SERVICES

All international Nightjet services will be suspended until June 25th.

The plan is for the international Nightjet services from Austria to resume on or shortly after this date.
The planned resumptions will include the Wien and Innsbruck > Koln > Bruxelles service which should resume operating from June 26th  - and the Wien <> Hamburg via Hannover service which will apparently be resuming on June 27th.

According to the OBB journey planner the Nightjet service from Wien to Berlin will also be resuming on June 26th.

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According to the OBB journey planner the Nightjet services to Italy will resume as follows:
(i) (Munchen) - Kufstein > Innsbruck > Padova/Padua > Venezia/Venice from June 29th
(ii) (Munchen) - Kufstein > Innsbruck > Firenze/Florence > Roma from June 27th
(iii) Wien/Vienna > Firenze/Florence > Roma from June 26th

However, when looking up the Wien/Vienna > Salzburg > Udine > Venice from June 26th onwards, on all dates this service is apparently cancelled (for the moment).

Also the Wien/Vienna > Padova/Padua > Verona > Milano is listed as being available from June 2nd, which contradicts the info on the official Nightjet website?

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The Nightjet service from Wien/Vienna to Zurich is seemingly awaiting confirmation as the OBB journey planner shows it as being cancelled on all dates after June 27th - and it is definitely suspended until that date.

According to the OBB journey planner the EuroNight service from Wien/Vienna to Zurich will be resuming on June 26th, so there should be an alternative available to taking the apparently cancelled Nightjet service between the two cities.

Also apparently resuming on June 26th is the EuroNight service from Wien/Vienna to Warszawa.


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BELGIUM

Train services within Belgium have largely returned to the usual timetable, but the wearing of face masks is compulsory.
The usual policies regarding refunds and exchanges tickets for domestic travel are in place.

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International services

Some of the TGV Bruxelles<>France services on the Bruxelles <> Marseille and Montpellier via Lyon routes have resumed.

Also now operating again are the IC trains between Kortrijk and Lille - and most of these trains to Lille commence their journeys in Antwerp and also call in Gent.

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The Thalys service has been reduced to one journey per day between Bruxelles and Paris and one journey per day between Bruxelles and Amsterdam.
This revised timetable will now be in place until June 8th.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a booked journey by a Thalys service can re-book for travel in the next year at no additional charge - details are on the Thalys website.

From June 9th - July 11th Thalys is planning to operate the following services:
Paris – Bruxelles = five trains per day with two departures per day continuing to Antwerpen – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
From June 15th - July 11th 
Paris – Bruxelles – Liege – Aachen – Koln = one train per day.

The plan is to confirm in early June the details of when additional services will be added to the timetable for travel on and after July 12th

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The ICE trains on the Bruxelles <> Frankfurt via Koln/Cologne route are reduced to  3 x trains per day in each direction until Sunday May 31st..
For travel on and after Monday June 1st the DB website has tickets available for 4 x departures per day.
Travel restrictions on entry to Germany will remain in place until at least June 15th.

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The IC trains between Belgium and The Netherlands are still operating between Antwerpen and Rotterdam, though the NS International journey information page now states that the usual service between Bruxelles and Amsterdam will be resuming on and after June 8th.

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Eurostar services - The service has currently been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction on the London <> Bruxelles route and Eurostar has also put in place temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge

However, on the ticket booking pages of the Eurostar website, there will be an increased level of service available on the  London <> Bruxelles route from Monday June 8th..
Eurostar will also apparently be serving Ebbsfleet International and Lille-Europe from July 1st.

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The Nightjet service between Bruxelles and Innsbruck via Munich and Wien/Vienna has now also been suspended, but it could be resuming on June 26th.

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CZECH REPUBLIC/CZECHIA

Domestic Train service changes:

Most express trains services within the Czech Republic are now operating as per the usual timetable, though some services are operating at a less frequent schedule to the usual service.
Details of the temporary changes to domestic train services are shown on this  map.

Though left luggage facilities and the provision to take bikes on any train service are both still suspended and no catering is available on any train operating by CD.

A limited service of up to three trains per day IS now available in each direction on the Praha - Decin <> Dresden - Berlin route.

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Tickets:

Tickets for suspended international journeys purchased on the CD booking website/e-shop or on the My Train website can be cancelled at no charge even if the type of ticket is not normally refundable.
CD is also offering refunds on tickets booked through to Italian destinations
Refunds can be claimed on this page of the CD website, but tickets booked online cannot be refunded at station ticket counters - while for tickets booked at stations, the reverse applies, they can only be refunded at stations.

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International trains.

Details of the changes to the international train services are on this page of the CD website.
The resumption of the services on each route will partially be dependent on the easing of travel restrictions in neighbouring countries - though services have now resumed on the Praha <> Berlin route.

The CD website has also published specific info for each international route, hence they have been listed separately below:
Though as will be seen, train operators in neighbouring countries seem to be planning for a resumption of some services to and from The Czech Republic over the weekend of June 14th/15th.

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Bohumín > Katowice
This route is taken by:
- the EuroCity trains from Wien/Vienna via Breclav and Ostrava to Katowice and to Warszawa.
- the EuroCity train from Graz to Przemysl, which travels via Wien/Vienna, Breclav, Ostrava, Krakow and Rzeszow.
- the EuroCity train from Budapest and Bratislava to Warszawa which travels via Breclav, Ostrava and Katowice.
- All trains from Prague/Praha to Krakow/Cracow including the LeoExpress services.
- The overnight train from Budapest to Warszawa.
- All trains from Prague/Praha to Warszawa

It seems as though the provisional date for the resumption of services on these routes is Monday June 15th.
Polish train ticketing service Polrail has tickets available for journeys on and after this date.
It is also now the date being used on the CD (Czech Railways) website for the end of the current service alterations on this route.

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Břeclav - Wien

This route is taken by:
(1) The Railjet trains from Praha/Prague/Prague to Wien/Vienna and on to Graz
This journey information on the CD (Czech national railways ) website HAD (briefly stated) that the train service on the Praha - Pardubice - Breclav <> Wien - Graz route would be resuming on June 2nd, but it no longer does so.
However, the date on the top right for which the restriction applies is now June 13th, which is indicative that servcies on this route MAY resume on June 14th.

(2) The Regiojet trains from Praha/Prague/Prague to Wien/Vienna.
According to the OBB (Austrian national railways) journey planner these services will be resuming on June 2nd,, but Regiojet is not selling tickets for these trains.

(3) The EuroCity daytime express trains from Warszawa and Krakow via Ostrava to Wien/Vienna (and on to Graz).
 Polish train ticketing service Polrail has tickets available on the Warszawa to Wien/Vienna route for journeys on and after June 14th.

(4) The EuroNight trains from Poland to Wien/Vienna.
These services may be resuming on or shortly after June 14th.

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Břeclav > Bratislava

The train services on this route may be resuming on or shortly after June 14th.

This route is taken by:
- The daytime EuroCity train from Hamburg via Berlin and Dresden to Budapest via Bratislava.
- The overnight train from Berlin to Budapest.
- All trains from Praha/Prague/Prague to Budapest via Bratislava.

Independent operator Regiojet HAD tickets available for journeys between The Czech Republic and Bratislava on and after June 14th.

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Domažlice - Schwandorf
This is the route taken by the Praha/Prague/Prag to Munchen/Munich trains which also call at Regensburg.
According to the ticketing availability on the DB, German Railways website, the direct trains should be available on this route on and after July 8th

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Rybník - Linz ​​​​​​
This route is taken by trains from Praha/Prague/Prag and Ceske Budejovice to Linz
The train service between Ceske Budejovice and Linz may be resuming on June 14th.
The service of sleeping cars to Zurich, which are usually attached to the final train of the day from Praha to Linz, is also suspended.

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Návsí (Nawsie) > Žilina
This route is taken by trains from Praha/Prague/Prag to Kosice in eastern Slovakia
Daytime trains from the Czech capital are being terminated at stations before the Slovakia border, while the overnight trains are suspended on the entire route.

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České Velenice - Gmünd
Trains on this route usually provide connections on a Ceske Budejovice to Wien/Vienna route.

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Cheb - Schirnding
Trains from Cheb to Nurnberg take this route, the primary link from the Czech spa towns to Germany.
According to the ticketing availability on the DB, German Railways website, trains should be crossing the border on this route from June 14th.

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Aš - Hof
This route is taken by regional trains, which usually offer connections when travelling from Frantiskovy Lazné/Franzensbad to cities in eastern Germany.
According to the ticketing availability on the DB, German Railways website, local trains should be crossing the border on this route from May 18th, with the usual service of direct trains available from June 14th.

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Plesná > Bad Brambach
This route is taken by regional trains from Cheb to Plauen, which have connections on to Dresden.
According to the ticketing availability on the DB, German Railways website, local trains should be crossing the border on this route from June 14th.

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DENMARK

More domestic services are now being added to the timetable, building up to a full resumption of service - so it's worth keeping an eye on the DSB Coronavirus page.

The national rail operator DSB has imposed a system of mandatory free seat reservations on all journeys by InterCity (IC) and Lyn (Lightning) and Regional services, which is intended to ensure that all passengers are spaced apart.

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International services:

The train services from Denmark to Sweden have been restricted to one train per hour from Copenhagen to Malmo.

The plan is for the full service of Oresundtag train services across the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden to resume on after June 8th, which will restore direct services between København/Copenhagen and multiple Swedish destinations including Goteborg and Lund.

According to the ticketing availability on the website of the Swedish national rail operator, SJ, the service of direct express Snabbtag trains on the Kobenhavan <> Stockholm route won't apparently be resuming for some time.
The ticketing options for journeys between the Danish and Swedish capital until June 22nd, all involve making connections between trains at stations in southern Sweden.

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The IC trains between Germany and Denmark have resumed.
One train per day is now available in each direction on the Hamburg (departing 12:53) <> Copenhagen (departing 11:26) route
and on the Hamburg (departing 10:53) <> Aarhus (departing 09:37) route.

According to the ticketing availability on the DB website, it looks as though the full service may resume on both routes from June 19th.

The regional trains between Flensburg in Germany and Fredericia are also still operating, but they will be stopped at the border for extensive checks and DSB is warning that these may cause delays of 30 mins or more.

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FRANCE

All those travelling must declare a reason for their essential travel by using this form.

Train travel within France

National rail operator SNCF is publishing a daily summary of what train services are still available.
The availability of departures is gradually increasing, around 40% of TGV InOui and 30% of Intercités services are now available, as are around 30% of the low-cost Ouigo services.
More services will be gradually introduced over the weeks to come.

Approximately 60% of regional and local TER services are also now operating, though in order to ensure social-distancing, reservations are now included when booking tickets on some routes.

In order to keep track of what precise departures are still operating SNCF is suggesting that travellers should download the SNCF Assistant app.

National rail operator SNCF has also published a coronavirus info page.

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Available International trains:

The majority of Thalys services from Paris remain suspended - the service has been reduced to one journey per day to and from Bruxelles.
This revised timetable will be in place until June 8th.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a booked journey by a Thalys service can re-book for travel in the next year at no additional charge - details are on the Thalys website.

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Eurostar services
Until at least Sunday May 31st the service has  been reduced to 1 x train non-stop per day in each direction on the London <> Paris route.
Also only travellers meeting these criteria can board trains to Paris.
- EU citizens of mainland continental Europe returning home to their main residence.
- UK & Non-EU citizens with a residency permit in an EU country.
- Essential workers – please check with your consulate if you think you might fall into this category.

Eurostar has therefore also put in place temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge.

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Other international routes:

(i) Three departures per day are available in each direction on the Paris <> Luxembourg route.
(ii) The TGV Lyria trains between Paris and Switzerland = One train per day is now available on the Paris <> Basel and two trains per day are now available on the Paris <> Geneve route.
(iii) One of the three usual daily TGV France-Italy services on the Paris - Chambery - Torino - Milano route is now operating (the train which leaves Paris at 10:39).
(iv) One train per day is now available on the Paris <> Frankfurt (Main) route - departs Paris at 13:10.
(v) One train per day is departing Paris (13:54) for Karlsruhe where connections are available on to Stuttgart and Munich.
(vi) Some of the TGV Bruxelles<>France services on the Bruxelles <> Marseille and Montepllier via Lyon routes have resumed.
(vii) Most of the IC trains on the Lille <> Antwerpen route via Kortrijk and Gent are now operating, as are 50% of the trains between Lille and Tournai

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Planned resumption of other international services:

Oui.SNCF now has tickets available for international train journeys on and from the dates shown below.
What's new is that it states on the website that if tickets are available for a departure, then that train will be operating.
Previously tickets had been available for trains that were subsequently removed from the timetable.

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From June 9th - July 11th Thalys is planning to operate the following services:
Paris – Bruxelles = five trains per day with two departures per day continuing to Antwerpen – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
From June 15th - July 11th 
Paris – Bruxelles – Liege – Aachen – Koln = one train per day.

The plan is to confirm in early June the details of when additional services will be added to the timetable for travel on and after June 12th.

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On the ticket booking pages of the Eurostar website, a second train will be available on the Paris <> London route from June 1st, with up to five services per day available from June 8th.

Eurostar will apparently be serving Ebbsfleet International and Lille-Europe from July 1st.

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From June 25th:

(1) According to the tickets on sale on OuiSNCF the full timetable of TGV Lyria services including direct trains between Paris and Zurich will seemingly be available from Thursday June 25th.

(2) It looks as though a second train per day will be available on the Paris <> Milan via Turin route on and after this date (the usual service is three trains per day).

(3) Two trains per day will be available on the Paris <> Barcelona route and the Marseille <> Madrid service can also be booked for travel on and after June 25th.

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From June 29th:

Full timetable available on the DB-SNCF high speed trains between Paris and Frankfurt (Main).
Both Oui.SNCF and DB also have tickets available for travel on and after Monday June 29th on these currently suspended routes;
Paris <> Stuttgart
Paris <> Munich via Stuttgart
Marseille <> Frankfurt (Main) via Lyon, Mulhouse and Strasbourg,

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Private operator Thello has suspended all of its train services between France and Italy and allowing the refund of all booked journeys during this period.
The routes affected are:

(1) the night train from Paris to Venice/Venezia, which usually travels via Milano and Verona 
According to the Thello website the service will be available on and after June 30th, but the service will not seemingly NOT be operating to its usual nightly schedule.

(2) The day trains on the  Nice > Ventimiglia > Genova > Milano route
Thello operates these trains and on its website it has tickets available for journeys between the Cote D'Azur and Italy on and after June 4th
This is a date which has been moved back twice, but confirmation has now also been posted on the Trenitalia journey information page.

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The overnight train service on the Nice <> Moscow/Moskva route has also been temporarily withdrawn.

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Ticketing:

All types of tickets can be refunded for any booked journey by TGV InOui, Intercités, Ouigo and TER trains due to be taken before June 26th.
Tickets for journeys by TGV InOui and Intercités trains that were booked on Oui.SNCF can be cancelled using the form on this page.
For journeys by Ouigo train, travellers need to visit this page.

Journeys by TGV France > Italy services can also be cancelled as can journeys by other international services - TGV France-Brussels services, Lyria services and the DB-SNCF services to Germany, plus journeys to Luxembourg and Fribourg.

Tickets for Thalys services booked on Oui.SNCF can be cancelled using this page.

Eurostar has also put in place temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge.

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GERMANY

This is the coronavirus information page published by DB, the German national rail operator.

Which train services are available can be looked up on the DB online timetable though DB is seemingly maintaining a one x train per hour link of ICE services between the major cities.

Ticketing:

This is the info on the DB website.

If the coronavirus situation has made it impossible for you to travel, you have the option of travelling at another time of your choice on or before 30 June 2020.
Travellers who purchased their tickets on or before 13 March 2020 for travel dates on or before 30 April 2020 can use their tickets to travel at another time of their choosing on or before 30 June 2020.
(This info is particularly pertinent for those who booked discounted 'Sparpreis' tickets).

Passengers with a Flexpreis or Flexpreis Business have the option of canceling their tickets free of charge, regardless of the current special tolerances.
(Other types of ticket sold by DB (the full price tickets) can be refunded in any event without charge).

Ticket exchanges can be processed by using the form on this page, but as this system wasn't designed to handle a high volume of claims, DB has now put in place an online instant process.

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Available International trains:

These routes to and from Germany are still operating, so tickets are available for booking, but until at least June 15th..

(1) Frankfurt (Main) <> Bruxelles -  3 x trains per day in each direction now available.
(4 x trains per day will be available from June 1st)

(2) Up to 3 x ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service
(the full service will apparently be available from June 1st)

(3) One train per day in each direction is now available on the Paris <> Frankfurt (Main) and Paris <> Karlsruhe routes.

(4) Germany <> Switzerland trains are now operating along the full length of these routes:
(i) Berlin - Kassel - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(ii) Hamburg - Bremen - Koln - Koblenz - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(iii) Stuttgart - Singen <> Schaffhausen - Zurich

(5) Wien/Vienna - Linz <> Nurnberg and various destinations in Germany including Berlin, Frankfurt (Main) and Hamburg by ICE trains.

(6) The IC and EuroCitytrains between Germany and Klagenfurt via Salzburg and Villach.

(7) The Railjet trains on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna route, with one journey per day extended to and from Budapest.

(8) The EuroNight train on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route (no sleeping cars).
For the time being only Hungarian citizens can travel to Hungary.

(9) The IC trains between Germany and Denmark have resumed.
One train per day is now available in each direction on the Hamburg (departing 12:53) <> Copenhagen (departing 11:26) route
and on the Hamburg (departing 10:53) <> Aarhus (departing 09:37) route.

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Ticket availability for future travel by international train services

What has become evident while updating this travel guide, is that the dates on which services will resume on the currently suspended international rail routes from and to Germany is largely speculative.
The German national rail operator DB lists all current changes to train services on its journey information page.

However, DB has for some weeks now, made tickets available on its website for journeys which are listed as being suspended until further notice on that information page.
When these train services can resume is inevitably not solely dependent on decisions made by the German government, which recently decided to continue cross-border travel restrictions until at least June 15th, but also on the decisions being taken around international travel in neighbouring countries.

As a result the earliest travel dates, on which tickets can be booked on most currently suspended routes, has been moving back week on week.
So most of the dates listed below, cannot be interpreted as the dates on which these train services will definitely be resuming.

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All Nightjet overnight services remain suspended, but the planned date for the resumption of services is Thursday June 25th.
Tickets are available for journeys on and after these dates on these routes:
(1) München/Munich <> Roma via Firenze and Milano and Venezia/Venice.
(2) München/Munich <> Dusseldorf and Bruxelles
(3) Hamburg <> Zurich via Basel
(4) Berlin <> Zurich via Basel
(5) Berlin <> Wien/Vienna

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Germany <> Belgium and France

The ICE trains on the Bruxelles <> Frankfurt via Koln/Cologne have been reduced to  3 x trains per day in each direction until Sunday May 24th.
The DB website has tickets available for 4 x departures per day for travel on and after June 1st.

The Thalys services to and from France are currently suspended.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a booked journey by a Thalys service can re-book for travel in the next year at no additional charge - details are on the Thalys website.
From June 15th - July 11th, Thalys is planning to operate one train per day on the Paris – Bruxelles – Liege <> Aachen – Koln route.
The plan is to confirm in early June the details of when additional services will be added to the timetable for travel on and after July 12th,.

One train per day is now available on the Paris <> Frankfurt (Main) route, but the full timetable for these DB-SNCF high speed trains is available for booking on and after Monday June 29th

One DB-SNCF high speed train per day is now available in each direction on a Paris <> Karlsruhe route, with connections available in Karlsruhe for Stuttgart and Munich.

Both Oui.SNCF* and DB have tickets available for travel on and after Monday June 29th on these currently suspended routes:
Paris <> Stuttgart
Paris <> Munich via Stuttgart
Marseille <> Frankfurt (Main) via Lyon, Mulhouse and Strasbourg.

*The French national operator Oui.SNCF is now pledging to only make tickets available for departures which will definitely be operating.

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Germany <> The Netherlands

There are currently up to 3 x ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service is still operating.
However, tickets are available for the usual departures on and June 1st.

The NS International (Dutch railways) website states that  that a limited service will be available on the Berlin <> Amsterdam route from June 1st, with the full timetable available from June 2nd.
DB has tickets available for journeys to and from Germany on and after June 1st.

Until May 31st, trains will be resuming between Berlin and Bad Bentheim, where connections will be available into regional trains between Germany and The Netherlands.

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Germany <> Denmark

A partial service of the IC trains between Germany and Denmark is now available.
One train per day is now available in each direction on the Hamburg (departing 12:53) <> Copenhagen (departing 11:26) route
and on the Hamburg (departing 10:53) <> Aarhus (departing 09:37) route.

According to the ticketing availability on the DB website, it looks as though the full service may resume on both routes from June 19th.

The regional trains between Flensburg in Germany and Fredericia are also still operating, but they will be stopped at the border for extensive checks and DSB is warning that these may cause delays of 30 mins or more.

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Germany <> The Czech Republic

As confirmed on this page on the CD (Czech railways) website, a limited service of up to three trains per day is now available in each direction on the Berlin to Prague via Dresden route.

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Germany <> Poland

All long-distance train services from Germany to Poland have been suspended which includes the:
- Berlin <> Warszawa Express services - though DB has tickets available for journeys by this route on and after June 2nd.
(Though the Polish based ticket agency Polrail only has bookings available for travel on and after June 15th).
- The daily Berlin to Gdansk train
- The sleeper train from Berlin to Moscow.

The recently introduced overnight train between Berlin and Przemysl, which travels via Krakow and connects in Przemysl with trains to and from Lviv in Ukraine is also suspended

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Germany <> Switzerland

(1) DB has tickets available for journeys on and after June 2nd for journeys into Switzerland by the ICE trains on the Hamburg - Hannover - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Zurich - Chur route
Until June 1st these trains will apparently be terminated at Basel Bad Bahnhof station.
Though the SBB website of the Swiss national rail operator states that these services should already be available.

(2)T he Munchen/Munich to Zurich route - DB has tickets available for journeys on this route on and after June 9th.

(4) The Nightjet trains from Berlin and Hamburg to Zurich - tickets are now available for journeys on and after June 25th.

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Germany <> Italy

The EuroCity trains from Munchen/Munich to Venezia/Venedig/Venice and to Bologna, which travel via Verona have been suspended on the entire route.
The German national rail operator, DB has tickets on sale for journeys to Austria and Italy by these trains on and after June 8th
Tickets for this journey also aren’t available from the Italian rail operator, Trenitalia, because it partners with OBB’s ticketing system for bookings on this route.

The Nightjet overnight trains from Munchen/Munchen to Milano, Venezia and to Rome via Florence and Bologna are also suspended.
According to the Austrian national rail operator OBB's online route planner, these services will be resuming between June 26th-29th, depending on the route - DB also has tickets available for journeys after these dates

The daily EuroCity train from Frankfurt (Main) to Milano via Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg is suspended, but DB has tickets available, including discounted tickets which can't usually be refunded, for journeys from Germany to  Italy by this route on and after June 9th.

Though this date for the potential resumption of this service could be speculative, as tickets aren’t on sale for the other EuroCity services between Switzerland and Italy.

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Germany <> The Balkans

The following services to Slovenia and Croatia are now suspended:
(1) The EC (EuroCity) trains on the route from Frankfurt (Main) to Zagreb via Munchen/Munich and Ljubljana.
According to the Austrian national rail operator OBB's online route planner, this service will be resuming on August 28th (these trains travel through Austria).
(2)  The EuroNight train from Munchen/Munich to Ljubljana and Zagreb 
According to the OBB journey planning service this service will be resuming on June 28th.

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HUNGARY

Train service changes:

MAV is the Hungarian national rail operator and it has produced a list of changes to the international train services from and to Hungary.

The only international train services still operating are some of the trains between Hungary and Austria, including:

(1) Up to 5 x trains per day on the Budapest <> Wien/Vienna route with one train per day continuing beyond Wien to Munchen/Munich via Linz and Salzburg.
The OBB journey planning service HAD more trains, including most of the Railjet services between the Budapest and Munchen via Wien, operating from June 2nd, but it now seems that this restricted service will be in place for the foreseeable future.

(2) The EuroNight train between Budapest and Munich/Munchen is still available albeit with no sleeping cabins.

Though only Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary on these trains.

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In summary the current service withdrawals are:

- The EuroCity express trains on the 'Metropol' route via Bratislava to Praha/Prague via Slovakia and on to Hamburg via Berlin
- The overnight train to Praha/Prague
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The daily EuroCity train from Budapest to Warszawa via Bratislava, Breclav, Ostrava and Katowice.
- The Euronight train to Warszawa and Terespol via Krakow.
- The 'Metropol' Nightjet service from Budapest to Berlin

The trains on the Budapest <> Zagreb and Budapest <> Ljubljana routes are not crossing the border and are therefore only operating on the Hungarian section of the journey.

According to this map published by MAV all trains between Hungary and Romania are no longer crossing the border.

MAV has also withdrawn its sleeping cars from service until further notice, so they won't be available on the:
- 'Kalan Imrie' service from Budapest to Munchen/Munich.

Tickets booked for journeys by these withdrawn trains until June 1st can be refunded.

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ITALY

A form declaring why a journey is being carried out must be filled in by anyone who travels by train.
It can be downloaded from the Trenitalia website, or completed on the train.

Trenitalia is offering compensation for those unable to travel due to the lock-down, no matter which type of ticket has been booked.

National rail operator Trenitalia has a news feed, which gives details of changes to usual departure times - it is only available in Italian, so it's worth using a translation tool as the details of which train services are being impacted is seemingly being updated daily.

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Train journeys within Italy:

The majority of scheduled Frecce (high speed and fast) services, which are operated by Trenitalia remain suspended, though more trains have been restored, so there is no longer a skeleton service of only one train per day on most routes.
Trenitalia is planning a major expansion of available Frecce services from June 3rd.

The seat reservation system on Frecce trains has also been re-configured so that passengers are spaced apart.

The majority of InterCity long-distance express services also remain suspended, particularly those which follow similar routes to the Frecce trains, but a notable restoration is the return of direct trains between Sicily and Italy (via the train ferry).
Though the plan is for the overwhelming majority of Intercity services to be available from June 3rd.

The service of high speed trains has operated by Italo has also been expanded, with services now available on its Torino <> Salerno and Venezia <> Napoli routes, its services to and from Bolzano will be resuming on June 3rd.

The Trenitalia news page shows how Regioanale services are being affected in each region, but the headline news is that more than 50% of these services have now been restored to the timetable.

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International trains:

Most international express trains from and to Italy remain suspended, the only exception is that the French national railways ticketing service, Oui.SNCF, now has tickets available for one of the three usual daily departures on the Milano - Torino - Chambery - Paris route.
Another departure should be available on this route from June 25th.

Two regional services have, according to the trusted source Europe By Rail are still operating, albeit with a more limited service than usual:
(1) The trains on the Domodossola <> Brig route on which some departures continue to/and from Bern.
(2) There are a few trains day on the route which links the towns in the Cote D'Azur with the Italian border town at Ventimiglia.

Though these services are being provided for the benefit of cross border commuters, onward connections to and from Domodossola and Ventimiglia will also be more limited than usual.

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Between Austria and Italy the affected services include the EC trains on the Brennero route from Innsbruck to Verona and the Railjet trains on the Vienna to Venice route.
According to the Austrian national rail operator OBB's online route planner, these services will be resuming on August 28th.

The German national rail operator, DB has tickets on sale for journeys from Germany to Italy by those EC trains on and after June 8th
However, despite these trains travelling through Austria, the Austrian national operator, OBB, has not made tickets available for journeys between Austria and Italy by these trains.

When looking up the journey from an Austrian station on after June 8th, the OBB booking website is only offering routings to Italy, which involve making connections in Brennero the town on the Italian side of the border.

Tickets for this journey also aren’t available from the Italian rail operator, Trenitalia, because it partners with OBB’s ticketing system for bookings on this route.

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OBB also operates the overnight Nightjet services from Italy to Austria and it is planning to resume these services in the days following June 25th.

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DB has tickets available, including discounted tickets which can't usually be refunded, for journeys from Germany to Italy by the Frankfurt <> Milano route on and after June 9th.

Though this date  for the potential resumption of this service could be speculative, as it is sooner than the date(s) on which tickets for any other train service between Germany/Switzerland to Italy are available.

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Also currently suspended in both directions of travel are the trains operated by Thello on its two routes between Italy and France:
(1) The Thello day trains on the Marseille - Nice - Genova - Milano route
Thello operates these trains and on its website it has tickets available for journeys between the Cote D'Azur and Italy on and after June 4th
This is a date which has been moved back twice, but confirmation has now also been posted on the Trenitalia journey information page.

(2) The Thello night trains on the Paris - Milano - Venezia/Venice route.
Thello is now selling tickets for journeys on and after June 30th but the usual nightly service won't be available.

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All EuroCity trains from Switzerland and Italy are now suspended and journeys by these trains aren't yet being offered for sale by any ticketing service.

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THE NETHERLANDS

National rail operator NS is now operating a reduced timetable with all express train services discontinued - the InterCity trains are only operating on routes on which the slower Sprinter services do not operate.
Though the plan is for most of the usual timetable to be available from June 2nd.

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The majority of long-distance international trains from and to The Netherlands are currently suspended.

The only international services operating currently operating are:

(1) One Thalys trains per day on the Amsterdam <> Bruxelles route.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a booked journey by a Thalys service can re-book for travel in the next year at no additional charge - details are on the Thalys website.

From June 9th - July 11th, Thalys is planning to operate  two trains per day on the Amsterdam - Rotterdam <> Antwerpen - Bruxelles - Paris route.
The plan is to confirm in early June the details of when additional services will be added to the timetable for travel on and after July 12th.

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(2) Three ICE trains per day are available on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service is still operating.
However, tickets are now available for the full service when travelling on and after June 1st..

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(3 )The IC trains between The Netherlands and Belgium are still operating between Rotterdam and Antwerpen, though the NS International journey information page now states that the usual service between Amsterdam and Bruxelles will be available on and after June 8th.

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(4) The IC Berlijn trains on the Amsterdam <> Berlin route via Amersfoort, Osnabruck and Hannover are currently suspended.
The NS International (Dutch railways) website states that a limited service will be available from June 1st, with the full timetable available from June 2nd.
DB has tickets available for journeys to and from Germany on and after June 1st.

Until May 31st, trains will be resuming between Bad Bentheim and Berlin and at Bad Bentheim connections will be available into regional trains between Germany and The Netherlands.

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Eurostar services from London to Amsterdam have been suspended until further notice and no date has been set for the commencement of the direct train service from Amsterdam to London.

Eurostar has also put in place temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge

NS International has details of temporary ticket exchange and cancellation procedures for international trains on its coronavirus information page.

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NORWAY

Details of amendments to national train services are available here and the long-distance Regiontog services within Norway are currently being impacted with only two trains per day in each direction on the Oslo <> Bergen and Oslo <> Trondheim routes.
The service of night trains on those routes has been suspended.

This is the updated ticket information page on the Vy website.

Vy has also produced a page of travel advice.

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SJ provides the trains on the Stockholm <> Oslo and Stockholm <> Narvik routes and it has suspended these services , but SJ now has tickets available on the Stockholm <> Oslo route for direct journeys on and after June 22nd.
Though these trains were always going to be suspended until this date due to planned works on the railway line.

Vy operates the trains on the Oslo <> Goteborg route and these trains* are still operating to a reduced timetable.
*Buses are currently replacing trains on this route due to scheduled work on the track.

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POLAND

International trains between Poland and The Czech Republic - and beyond into Austria, Hungary and Slovakia have been suspended.

PKP is the operator of Polish express train services and it has published a list of suspended services.

Train services which are being impacted include the:
- EuroCity (EC) trains from Gdansk and Warszawa to Wien/Vienna via Katowice, Ostrava and Breclav.
- the EuroCity (EC) trains from Warszawa and Krakow to Praha/Prague.
Polrail is now selling tickets for journeys by these EC trains on and after June 14th.

- the Eurocity train from Tererspol and Warszawa to Budapest via Katowice, Ostrava, Breclav and Bratislava.
- the Eurocity train from Krakow to Praha/Prague.
- the Eurocity train from Przesmysl to Graz which travels via Rzeszow, Krakow and Wien/Vienna.
- the overnight trains from Warszawa which travel via Krakow/Cracow to Wien/Vienna and to Budapest.
- the recently introduced overnight train between Berlin and Przemysl, which travels via Krakow and connects in Przemysl with trains to and from Lviv in Ukraine

All long-distance train services from Poland to Germany are also suspended which includes the:
- Berlin <> Warszawa Express services, though the German national operator DB is selling tickets for journeys by these trains on and after June 2nd
- The daily Gdansk to Berlin train
- The sleeper train from Moscow to Berlin.

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SLOVAKIA

Aside from the express InterCity (IC) services, all trains which operate solely within Slovakia have resumed.

All international train services from and to Slovakia remain suspended and the website of the Slovakian national rail operator, ZSSK, has no information as to when these services will be resuming and tickets cannot be booked for any international journey on the ZSSK website.
However, ticket agents and rail operators in other countries now have bookings available on some routes to and from Slovakia.

(1) EuroCity trains from Bratislava to Budapest, Berlin, Praha/Prague, Hamburg and Warszawa.
The German national rail operator DB, has tickets available for journeys between Berlin and Bratislava on this route on and after June 14th.
Polrail is now selling tickets for for travel between Bratislava and Warszawa  on and after June 14th.

(2)  Regiojet trains from Bratislava to Praha/Prague and Budapest.
Regiojet has tickets available for travel between Bratislava and Praha/Prague on and after June 14th.

(3) The EuroNight train from Bratislava to Warszawa via Krakow

(4) All trains on the Kosice to Praha/Prague route via Zilina

(5) Regional trains from Bratislava to Wien/Vienna
According to the journey planning service of OBB, the Austrian national rail operator, the trains on this route will be resuming on June 2nd.

(6) the daily Railjet train from Bratislava to Zurich via Wien/Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck 
According to the journey planning service of OBB, the Austrian national rail operator, the plan is for this service to resume on August 28th.

(7) the daily IC train from Kosice to Wien/Vienna
According to the journey planning service of OBB, the Austrian national rail operator, the plan is for this service to resume on August 28th.

(9) trains from Kosice to Budapest
These trains are suspended until further notice.

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SPAIN

The Covid-19 page on the Spanish national rail operator, Renfe, website is available here.

National train services provided by the national operator Renfe, have been reduced by at least 50% and other measures taken by Renfe, include only 30% of seats being available in each coach/car on the services, which have to be reserved.
More services will be added to the timetable on June 1st.

Renfe will be offering either ticket cancellations and/or exchanges on all types of ticket at no charge.

The international trains from and to Spain are also being impacted by the Spanish lockdown.

All train services between Spain and both France and Portugal have been suspended, but the French national operator Oui.SNCF has tickets available on the Paris <> Barcelona and Madrid <> Marseille routes for journeys on and after June 25th.

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SWEDEN

Train services within Sweden are being reduced - as per the information on SJ's coronavirus page.
The ticketing policy information is also on that page.

MTR Express which compete with SJ on the Stockholm <> Goteborg route has implemented a two tickets for the price of one policy to ensure that all travellers have an empty seat next to them while on the train.
SJ has also adopted similar seat distancing measures.

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Trains on the Stockholm > Kobenhavn/Kopenhamn route are being terminated at Malmo and SJ is allowing the tickets for journeys to and from Denmark to be refunded.

Tickets are available for journeys from Stockholm to Kobenhavn, but with an onward connection required at a station in southern Sweden.

The earliest date on which tickets are seemingly available for a direct train between the two capitals is June 22nd - though from this date work is being carried out the railway at Stockholm Central, so these trains will be commencing the journey at Stockholm Sodra station.

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Until June 7th the train services from Sweden to Denmark will be restricted to one train per hour from Malmo to the station at Copenhagen airport - plus some additional commuter services on Mon - Fri between Kobenhavn H station and Malmo.

The plan is for the full service of Oresundtag train services across the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden to resume on June 8th, which will restore direct services between København/Copenhagen and multiple Swedish destinations including Goteborg and Lund.

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SJ provides the trains on the Stockholm <> Oslo and Stockholm <> Narvik routes and it has suspended these services, but SJ now has tickets available on the Stockholm <> Oslo route for direct journeys on and after June 22nd.
Until June 21st planned track work is the reason for the suspension of these services.

Norwegian national rail operator, Vy provides the trains on the Oslo <> Goteborg route and these trains are still operating to a reduced timetable, but as SJ states it is essential for travellers boarding these trains to be aware of the temporary conditions for entering Norway by these trains.

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SWITZERLAND

The national train operator SBB, has details of  changes to train services within Switzerland
Though the majority of long-distance express trains have been restored.

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All of the EuroCity express trains between Switzerland and Italy are now suspended and tickets are not (yet) available for journeys by these trains on the SBB or Trenitalia websites.

Though up to six trains per day are operating on the Bern <> Domodossola via Brig route, but onward connections in Domodossola are, for the time being very limited

The regional services on the route between Chiasso and Lugano aren't currently crossing the border.

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Train services from Switzerland to Austria have been suspended, but the potential date of their resumption requires further clarification.

The SBB international ticketing service has tickets available on the Railjet trains which operate the Zurich > Innsbruck > Salzburg > Linz > Wien/Vienna route, for journeys on and after June 2nd
Though this date is likely to be speculative, as the journey planning service provided by OBB, the Austrian national rail operator is showing that the local train service between Buchs and Feldkirch won't be resuming before June 2nd.

The German national rail operator DB has tickets available for journeys to and from Germany, on and after June 9th, on the Zurich > St Gallen > St Margrethen > Bregenz > Lindau > Munich/Munchen route.
However, the journey planning service provided by OBB, the Austrian national rail operator is showing these services as recommencing on August 28th.

The plan is for the overnight train services from Zurich to Wien/Vienna (and on to Budapest) to be restored from June 25th.

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Germany <> Switzerland trains are now operating along the full length of these routes:
(i) Berlin - Kassel - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(ii) Hamburg - Bremen - Koln - Koblenz - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Bern - Interlaken
(iii) Stuttgart - Singen <> Schaffhausen - Zurich

DB has tickets available for journeys on and after June 2nd for journeys into Switzerland by the ICE trains on the Hamburg - Hannover - Frankfurt (Main) - Karlsruhe - Freiburg <> Basel - Zurich - Chur route
Until June 1st these trains will apparently be terminated at Basel Bad Bahnhof station.
Though the SBB website of the Swiss national rail operator states that these services should already be available.

 The trains on the Munchen/Munich to Zurich route remain suspended though DB has tickets available for journeys between Germany and Switzerland on this route on and after June 9th..

On the Nightjet trains from Berlin and Hamburg to Zurich - tickets are now available for journeys on and after June 25th.

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One TGV Lyria train per day in each direction is now available on the Paris <> Basel route and two trains per day are now available on the Paris <> Geneve route.
According to the tickets on sale on OuiSNCF the full timetable of TGV Lyria services including direct trains between Paris and Zurich will seemingly be available from Thursday June 25th.

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Refunds for international travel can be requested by phone from the SBB Contact Center: 0848 44 66 88.

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UNITED KINGDOM

The majority of National train services are now operating to a reduced timetable, though the level of service available on most routes has now increased.

As the situation evolves it will be worth checking the National Rail website - this should avoid the need to look up the latest travelling situation with each operator.

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Eurostar services

Ticket bookings are available for journeys on and after Monday June 1st  for a second departure per day on the London <> Paris route.

For travel from June 8th tickets are available for up to five departures per day on the London <> Paris route and three departures per day on the London <> Bruxelles route.

Eurostar has tickets available for travel to and from Ebbsfleet International and Lille Europe stations on and after July 1st.

Until at least Sunday May 31st, the service will comprise of one non-stop service per day in each direction on the London <> Bruxelles and Paris routes, meaning that Eurostar trains are currently not calling at Ebbfleet International or Lille Europe.

Only travellers meeting these criteria can currently board trains to Paris.
- EU citizens of mainland continental Europe returning home to their main residence.
- UK & Non-EU citizens with a residency permit in an EU country.
- Essential workers – please check with your consulate if you think you might fall into this category.

There are also temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked Eurostar passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge.

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The Belfast <> Dublin ‘Enterprise’ services are operating, but to a reduced timetable.

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Ticketing:

This is the Coronavirus information posted by National Rail.

Here are the links to the Coronavirus information pages which have been published by these train operators - many of these new pages now have details of changes to train schedules, or give access to revised timetables,

Avanti West Coast

Chiltern Railways

Cross Country Trains

East MIdlands Railway

Grand Central

Great Northern

GWR

Greater Anglia

Hull Trains

LNER

London North Western Railway

Northern

Scotrail

South Western Railway

Southeastern

Southern

Thameslink

TP Express

Transport For Wales


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SUMMARY OF OTHER CHANGES

-The Sofia<> Istanbul express has been suspended
- Romanian railways has withdrawn all international train services 
- Serbia has withdrawn its international services
- All international trains to and from Slovenia have been suspended and all train services within Slovenia have also been suspended.
- The Croatian national rail operator Sz has no details of service alterations on its international travel page, but the Slovenian lockdown means that the EuroCity and EuroNight trains from Germany and Austria to Zagreb are suspended.
The Budapest <> Zagreb train will only be operating on the Hungarian section of its route.