Temporary Changes to Train Services and Ticketing due to the Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis is impacting on how rail services are being managed across Europe, with temporary amendments in place for both ticket exchanges and refunds - plus multiple changes to train schedules.

The situation with regard to rail travel continues to evolve and the links to the respective train company articles and updates withon this guide, provide easy access to the latest info - though in a fast moving environment, some of those articles aren't multi-lingual, so resorting to a translation tool is often necessary.

(Train service changes have not been amended on ShowMeTheJourney's journey guides).

Click the names of the countries 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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International long-distance train services which are still operating:

This may not be a fully comprehesive list, but these services below could be verified - as of April 3rd.
Also check advice re: travel restrictions pre booking and boarding.
Many journeys are only available for 'essential' travel purposes.
These are the services which haven't (yet) appeared on the lists of suspended services published by national rail operators - but this situation is still evolving.

DAY TRAINS:

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 wil be in place until Apr 30th.

Eurostar services - The service has currently (April 3rd) 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, Asford, Calais-Frethun or Lille.

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.

The Belfast <> Dublin ‘Enterprise’ services are operating, but to to a reduced timetable - with a further reduction in services planned from Monday March 30th.
 

The IC trains between Belgium and The Netherlands are still operating between Antwerpen and Rotterdam.
 

The train services between Austria and Germany are comparatively unaffected, still operating are the:
- ICE trains
- the Railjet trains on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route
- the IC and EuroCitytrains between Germany and Klagenfurt.
- the EuroNight train on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route (no sleeping cars)
(Only Hungarian citizens can travel to Hungary and only German citizens and residents can travel into Germany).

According to the top story on this travel information page on the DB (German railways) website, the international ICE trains are still operating on these other routes to and from Germany:
Germany <> Belgium - reduced to 2 x  trains per day in each direction
Germany <> The Netherlands: 3 x ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service.
Germany <> Switzerland - trains are being turned round at Basel SBB station.
(only German citizens and those with official resident permits can enter Germany on these trains).

There are Regional trains over the Danish/German border.


An hourly train is operating between the station at Copenhagen/Kobenhavn Airport and Malmo.

NIGHT TRAINS:

The Munchen/Munich <> Budapest EuroNight service is still operating, but without sleeping cars.

(Only Hungarian citizens can travel to Hungary and only German citizens and residents can travel into Germany).


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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, check the details of its service amendments.
Train services to and from Innsbruck are being particularly affected, most of the RJX services on the Wien <> Bregenz via Innsbruck route are being turned round at Worgl.

St.Anton station has been completely closed until further notice as have some stations on the Salzburg <> Vilach route including Bad Gastein.

Private operator Westbahn, which competes with OBB on the Wien/Vienna <> Salzburg route, has reduced its services to two-hourly.

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Austrian rail operator OBB has a news page listing the changes to the international train services from and to Austria, which presumably will be updated as the situation evolves.

The train services between Austria and Germany are comparatively unaffected, still operating as of April 3rd are:
- the ICE trains
- the Railjet trains on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route (only Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary on these trains).
- the IC and EuroCitytrains from Klagenfurt to Germany
Only German ctizens and those with German resident permits can enter Germany on these trains

The key services which HAVE BEEN suspended are:

- All international Nightjet services

- Railjet services on the Graz > Wien/Vienna > Praha/Prague route (until at least midnight on Monday Apr 13th)
This train service has been reorganised so that it operates Graz <> Wien>Vienna and Breclav <> Praha/Prague, but there will be no connecting trains Wien/Vienna <> Breclav.

- Regiojet services on the Wien/Vienna > Praha/Prague route (until at least midnight on Monday Apr 13th)

- All train services to Slovakia which affects:
the regional trains between Wien/Vienna and Bratislava
the daily Railjet train from Innsbruck, Salzburg and Wien/Vienna to Bratislava
the daily IC train from Wien/Vienna to Kosice

- All train services to Switzerland which affects the:
Railjet trains on the Wien/Vienna > Linz > Salzburg > Innsbruck > Feldkirch > Zurich route (these trains are being terminated in Feldkirch).
The daily EuroCity train from Graz to Zurich
The EuroCity trains on the Zurich <> Munchen/Munich route aren't travelling over the Austrian section of the journey between Lindau and St Margrethen
The overnight trains to Zurich from Wien/Vienna, Praha/Prague and Zagreb.

- all daytime EuroCity and the EuroNight trains to Poland, as these trains travel through The Czech Republic (until at least midnight on Friday Apr 13th)
Affected routes include the EuroCity trains from Wien/Vienna to Warszawa via Katowice

- EuroCity trains on the Brennero route to Bolzano, Trento and Verona - and on to both Bologna and Venezia/Venice (suspended until further notice)
- The local S-Bahn trains from Innsbruck are also not crossing the border to arrive in Brennero, so there is no rail alternative available to the suspended EuroCity trains.
- Also suspended is the relatively new Bolzano <> Wien/Vienna service.

- Railjet trains on the Wien/Venice > Klagenfurt > Villach > Tarviso > Udine > Venezia/Venice route (suspended until further notice)
The regional trains between Villach and Tarviso have also been suspended, so there is no alternative rail service available.

- All Nightjet overnight trains from Austria to Italy (suspended until further notice)
The affected routes are
Kuftstein > Innsbruck > Firenze/Florence > Roma
Wien/Vienna > Firenze/Florence > Roma
Innsbruck > Padova/Padua > Venezia/Venice
Wien/Vienna > Salzburg > Udine > Venice
Wien/Vienna > Padova/Padua > Verona > Milano

- Trains are not crossing the border into Italy on the Lienz > San Candido > Fortezza route, meaning that all train services from Austria to Italy are suspended.

- All train services to and from Slovenia have been suspended.
The Wien/Vienna <> Ljubljana trains are only running between Wien/Vienna and Graz.
All trains on the Salzburg - Ljubljana - Zagreb route will be turned round at Villach.

The daily Wien/Vienna <> Zagreb train is only operating between Vienna/Wien and Graz.

- Trains are also not crossing the border on the Linz <> Ceske Budejovice route, meaning that all train services from Austria to The Czech Republic are suspended.


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BELGIUM

Train services within Belgium have been temporarily amended according to a national travel plan that has been implemented by SNCB, which has for the moment, reduced the number of trains operating by 25%.
The usual policies regarding refunds and exchanges tickets for domestic travel are in place

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 wil be in place until Apr 30th.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a journey by a Thalys service until Apr 30th can obtain an exchange or refund at no additional charge.

The ICE trains on the Bruxelles <> Frankfurt via Koln/Cologne route are reduced to  2 x trains per day in each direction

For the moment the IC trains between Belgium and The Netherlands are still operating between Antwerpen and Rotterdam.


The TGV Bruxelles<>France services are  now suspended as are the IC trains between Belgium and northern France.

Eurostar services - The service has currently (March 30th) been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction on the London <> Bruxelles routes and it 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

The Nightjet services between Bruxelles and Innsbruck via Munich and Wien/Vienna have now also been suspended.

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CZECH REPUBLIC/CZECHIA

Domestic Train service changes:

All express train services within the Czech Republic, including the SuperCity services are suspended, except for a limited service on the EX 1 route; Praha <> Bohumin via Pardubice, Olomuc and Ostrava.
Regional services still link all major cities.
Details of the temporary changes to domestic train services are available here.

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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.

Tickets for journeys within The Czech Republic can also be refunded at no additional charge

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International trains.

In response to a government decree, all international rail services from and to The Czech Republic are being suspended until at least midnight on Monday April14th.

Details of the changes to the international train services are on this page of the CD website, CD is the national rail operator in The Czech Republic - worth keeping an eye on this if you are planning to travel by train from or to The Czech Republic in the period after April 14th.
CD has also published a list of the changes to international train services

The major routes that are in effect temporarily closed until at least midnight on Monday Apr 14th are:

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 PraguePraha to Warszawa.
- All trains from Prague/Praha to Krakow/Cracow including the LeoExpress services.
- The overnight train from Budapest to Warszawa.

Břeclav - Wien
This route is taken by:
- The Railjet trains from Praha/Prague/Prague to Wien/Vienna and on to Graz - these trains will be terminated at Breclav.
- The Regiojet trains from Praha/Prague/Prague to Wien/Vienna.
- The EuroCity daytime express trains from Warszawa and Krakow via Ostrava to Wien/Vienna (and on to Graz).
- The EuroNight trains from Poland to Wien/Vienna.

Břeclav > Bratislava
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.
The Regiojet train service from Praha/Prag to Budapest

Decin > Bad Schandau
The long distance train service on the this route include the EuroCIty trains from Praha/Prague/Prag to Berlin and Hamburg via Dresden.
These EuroCity trains will only be operating Dresden <> Berlin/Hamburg/Kiel until at least midnight on April 14th.
Local trains between Decin and Dresden have also been suspended.

Domažlice - Schwandorf
This is the route taken by the Praha/Prague/Prag to Munchen/Munich trains which also call at Regensburg.

Rybník - Linz ​​​​​​
This route is taken by trains from Praha/Prague/Prag and Ceske Budejovice to Linz
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.

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.

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

Cheb - Schirnding
Trains from Cheb to Nurnberg take this route, the primary link from the Czech spa towns to Germany.

Aš - Hof
This route is taken by regional trains, which usually offer connections when travelling from Frantiskovy Lazné/Franzensbad to cities in eastern Germany.

Plesná > Bad Brambach
This route is taken by regional trains from Cheb to Plauen, which have connections on to Dresden.

Karlovy Vary > Johanngeorgenstadt
This route is taken by regional trains from Kalovy Vary/Carlsbad, which have connections on to Dresden.

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DENMARK

National train services within Denmark are now operating to a reduced timetable - the long-distance InterCity (IC) trains are operating to their usual schedules (as of March 30th) but all of the faster Lyn (Lightning) services have now been suspended.
Also 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.

All ticket types, including the discounted 'Orange' tickets, can currently be refunded at no additional charge.

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The train services from Denmark to Sweden have been restricted to one train per hour from Kastrup (CPH) Airport to Malmo - plus some additional commuter services on Mon - Fri between Kobenhavn H station and Malmo.

The IC train services from Denmark to Germany are ARE suspended on these routes:
Hamburg <> Copenhagen/Kobenhavn via Odense
Hamburg <> Aarhus via Fredericia - these trains are only operating between Aarhus and Padborg.

The regional trains between Flensburg in Germany and Fredericia are 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.
For those that absolutely have to travel by train between Denmark and Germany, connections from Kobenhavn and Aarhus will be available into these trains at Fredericia and connections will be available at Flensburg into trains on Hamburg.
Only German citizens and those with resident permits valid in Germany will be allowed to enter Germany on these trains.

DSB is offering refunds to anyone who doesn't now want to proceed with the journey.

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FRANCE

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

Temporary train service reductions:

Less than 20% of long-distance train services are now operating and national rail operator SNCF has also published a coronavirus info page.
All low-cost Ouigo servcies have been suspended, and the Intercités routes have been temporarily reduced to a skeleton service.

National rail operator SNCF is publishing a daily summary of what train services are still available 
In order to keep track of what precise departures are still operating SNCF is suggesting that travellers should download the SNCF Assistant app.

The majority of Thalys services from Paris have now been suspended - the service has been reduced to one journey per day to and from Bruxelles.
This revised timetable wil be in place until Apr 30th.
As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a journey by a Thalys service until Apr 30th can obtain an exchange or refund at no additional charge.

Eurostar services - The service has currently (March 30th) been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction on the London <> Paris route.
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.
Only travellers meeting these criteria can board trains to Lille and 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.

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Temporary train service suspensions:

All other international train services to and from France are now suspended.

This includes:

The TGV Lyria trains between Paris and Switzerland have now been discontinued.

The Lyon <> Barcelona and Marseille <> Madrid services.
As for the Paris <> Barcelona trains - as will be seen, the plan was to continue this service until March 30th, but it may have been already suspended, ShowMeTheJourney can't find it listed on live train running info.

The DB-SNCF high speed trains between Paris and Stuttgart, Frankfurt (Main) and Munich/Munchen and the Frankfurt <> Marseille service..

The TGV Bruxelles<>France services are  now suspended as are the IC trains between Belgium and northern France.

The TGV France-Italy service.

The TGVs on the Paris <> Luxembourg route have been suspended.

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:
- the night train from Paris to Venice/Venezia, which usually travels via Milano and Verona.
- the day trains on the Marseille > Nice > Ventimiglia > Genova > Milano route

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 Apr 30th.
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.

Customers who no longer want to travel due to the corona virus can have their tickets booked up to March 13th, 2020 converted into a voucher for the value of their tickets with a travel date by April 30th, 2020. This also applies to super saver prices, saver prices and group tickets. We accept the application for reimbursement by June 30, 2020.
(This info is particularly pertinent to for 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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International Train Service Amendments:

The German national rail operator DB lists all current changes to train services on its journey information page, so any future amendments as a result of the Coronavirus will also be added.
The Corona information page on the DB website.

Most international trains from and to Germany have been impacted and this list of available international train services may be subject to change - but it is correct as of April 3rd..

The train services between Austria and Germany are comparatively unaffected,  trains still operating on these routes (though some specific departures MAY be cancelled):
- the ICE trains between various destinations in Germany and Wien/Vienna via Linz.
- the Railjet trains on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route
- the IC and EuroCitytrains between Germany and Klagenfurt 
- the EuroNight train on the Munich/Munchen - Salzburg - Linz - Wien/Vienna - Budapest route (no sleeping cars)
(Only Hungarian citizens can travel to Hungary and only German citizens/residents can travel into Germany).

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All Nightjet services have now been suspended.

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The Germany <> Belgium ICE services are reduced to 2 x trains per day in each direction
Germany <> The Netherlands: 3 x ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service.
The IC trains on the Berlin <> Amsterdam route are now being turned round at Bad Bentheim on the German side of the border.

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The regional trains between Flensburg in Germany and Fredericia are 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.
For those that absolutely have to travel by train between Germany and Denmark, connections to Kobenhavn and Aarhus will be available into these trains at Fredericia and connections will be available at Flensburg from trains from Hamburg.
Only German citizens and those holding resident permits in Germany can travel into Germany on these trains.

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Temporary international train service suspensions:

Services to and through The Czech Republic have been suspended until at least midnight on Monday Apr 13th, which impacts on the EuroCity trains from Hamburg which travel via Berlin and Dresden to Prag/Praha/Prague and on to Budpaest via Bratislava.
The overnight Nightjet service from Berlin to Budapest and to Wien/Vienna has been suspended.
The cancellation of that service has also leds to the suspension of recently introduced overnight train between Berlin and Przemysl, which travels via Krakow and connects in Przemysl wih trains to and from Lviv in Ukraine.
It's on the Polish rail operator PKP's list of suspended services presumably because it is usually joined to the Berlin <> Budapest train on its usual route through Poland.

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The EuroCity trains from Munchen/Munich to Venezia/Venedig/Venice and to Bologna, which travel via Verona have been suspended on the entire route - these trains are no longer travelling as far as Innsbruck.
The Nightjet overnight trains from Munchen/Munchen to Milano, Venezia and to Rome via Florence and Bologna are also suspended.
The EuroCity train from Frankfurt (Main) to Milano via Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg is suspended until at least Apr 13th.

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The IC train services from Germany to Denmark are now suspended
These impacts on the these two routes
Hamburg to Copenhagen/Kobenhavn via Odense
Hamburg to Aarhus via Fredericia (these trains are only operating between Aarhus and Padborg).

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The DB-SNCF high speed trains between Paris and Stuttgart, Frankfurt (Main) and Munich/Munchen and the Frankfurt <> Marseille service are now suspened

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The following services to Switzerland are now suspended:
- The trains on the Munchen/Munich to Zurich route
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Trains on the Stuttgart to Zurich route via Schaffhausen are now being terminated on the German side of the border at Singen
- The Nightjet trains from Berlin and Hamburg to Zurich.
- EC (EuroCity) trains on the routes between Germany and both Interlaken and Zurich.
- ICE trains which normally operate on routes to Interlaken and Zurich are being turned round at Basel Bad Bahnhof station.

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All long-distance train services from Germany to Poland have been suspended which includes the:
- Berlin <> Warszawa Express services
- The daily Berlin to Gdansk train
- The sleeper train from Berlin to Moscow.

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Thalys services to and from Germany are now suspended.
As a result of this, passengers holding any type of ticket for a journey by a Thalys service until Apr 30th can obtain an exchange or refund at no additional charge.

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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.

It has also published a news article - which shows that the only international train servcies still operating are most of the trains between Hungary and Austria, including the:
- Railjet trains on the Budapest <> Munich/Munchen route via Salzburg and Wien/Vienna
- the EuroNight train between Munich/Munchen and Budapest
Though only Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary on these trains.

In summary the service withdrawals until at least midnight on Monday Apr 13th 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.

Acccordng 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 Apr 30th 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:

Virtually all scheduled Frecce (high speed and fast) services, which are operated by Trenitalia have been suspended.

The top story on the news feed now shows which Frecce trains ARE running and as of March 24th it is listing one x train per day in each direction on these routes:
Torino - Milano - Bologna - Firenze - Roma - Napoli
Bolzano - Verona - Bologna - Firenze - Roma
Roma - Bari - Lecce
Roma - Napoli - Reggio di Calabria

The InterCity long-distance express services have been suspended on most routes - as of March 23rd this was the list of available services.

The Frecce and InterCity trains that are still operating are ony serving one station per city - Roma Termini and not Roma Termini, Torino Porta Nuova and not Torino Porta Susa, and Centrale is the only station being served in Milano

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

 Italo high speed trains have been reduced to 1 x train per day in each direction on the Venezia - Padova - Bologna - Firenze - Roma route
Trenitalia is not operating Frecce trains on this route, so it seems as though Italo the temporary sole provider of the Venezia <> Roma service
Italo is also refunding ticket purchases, the details are on this page.

The Trenitalia news page also lists how Regioanale services are being affected in each region.

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International trains:

All international trains from and to Italy have now been suspended.

All train services between Austria and Italy are suspended, the affected services included the EC trains on the Brennero route from Innsbruck to Verona, the Railjet trains on the Vienna to Venice route and all overnight Nightjet services.

Also suspended in both directions of travel are the Thello day trains on the Marseille - Nice - Genova - Milano route and the Thello night trains on the Paris - Milano - Venezia/Venice route.

The TGV France-Italy service has been suspended.

All EuroCity trains from Switzerland and Italy are now suspended and the 'Tilo' services on the routes between Chiasso and Lugano are no longer crossing the border.

The Italian section of the Centovali Railway has been closed.

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THE NETHERLANDS

National rail operator NS is now operating a reduced timetable with all express train servcies discontinued - the InterCity trains are only operating on routes on which the slower Sprinter services do not operate.

The overwhelming majority of international trains from and to The Netherlands are now suspended.

The only services operating currently operating as of March 30th are:
- 1 x Thalys trains per day on the Amsterdam <> Bruxelles route - this revised timetable wil be in place until Apr 30th.
- Three ICE trains per day on the day on the Amsterdam <> Frankfurt route and the daily Amsterdam <> Basel via Mannheim service.
- For the moment the IC Netherlands trains are still operating between Rotterdam and Antwerpen/Antwerp.

As a result of this passengers holding any type of ticket for a journey by a Thalys service until Apr 30th can obtain an exchange or refund at no additional charge.

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 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 now 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.

Swedish national rail operator SJ provides the trains on the Stockholm <> Oslo and Stockholm <> Narvik routes and it has suspended these services.

Vy operates the trains on the Oslo <> Goteborg route and these trains are still operating to a reduced timetable, but all non-Norwegian travellers entering Norway by these trains will have to enter quarantine for 14 days.

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POLAND

International trains from and to The Czech Republic - and beyond into Austria, Hungary and Slovakia are being impacted until at least Apr 13th due to the suspension of international train services in The Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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 trains from Gdansk and Warszawa to Wien/Vienna via Katowice, Ostrava and Breclav.
- 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

and now all long-distance train services from Poland to Germany have been suspended which includes the:
- Berlin <> Warszawa Express services
- The daily Gdansk to Berlin train
- The sleeper train from Moscow to Berlin.

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SLOVAKIA

The temporary timetable for train services within Slovakia can be downloaded here.

Rolling news about the train traffic situation is avbailable towards the bottom of the home page of the ZSSK website - ZSSK is the national rail operator in Slovakia.

All international train services from and to Slovakia have been suspended which affects these services:

- EuroCity trains from Bratislava to Budapest, Berlin, Praha/Prague, Hamburg and Warszawa.
- Regiojet trains from Bratislava to Praha/Prague and Budapest.
- The EuroNight train from Bratislava to Warszawa via Krakow
- All trains on the Kosice to Praha/Prague route via Zilina
- Regional trains from Bratislava to Wien/Vienna.
- the daily Railjet train from Bratislava to Zurich via Wien/Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
- the daily IC train from Kosice to Wien/Vienna
- trains from Kosice to Budapest.

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SPAIN

National train services provided by the national operator Renfe, have been reduced by 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.

Renfe will be offering ticket cancellations and 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 trains services between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.

The Lyon <> Barcelona and Marseille <> Madrid services will be suspended until at least March 30th.
As for the Paris <> Barcelona trains - as will be seen, the plan was to continue this service until March 30th, but it may have been already suspended, ShowMeTheJourney can't find it listed on live train running info.

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SWEDEN

Train 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.

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.
The train services from Sweden to Denmark are currently 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.

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 provides the trains on the Stockholm <> Oslo and Stockholm <> Narvik routes and it has suspended these services.

Norwegian national rail operator, Vy provides the trains on the Oslo <> Goteborg route and these trains MAY still be operating, but all non-Norwegian travellers entering Norway by these trains will have to enter quarantine for 14 days.

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SWITZERLAND

The SBB news page now focuses on changes to train services within Switzerland (when using Google Translate 'failure' means service suspension).

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Only Swiss citizens, those with residence permits, and those who work in Switzerland/travel for business purposes are allowed to enter the country.

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All EuroCity trains from Switzerland and Italy are now suspended and the 'Tilo' services on the routes between Chiasso and Lugano are no longer crossing the border.
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Train services from Switzerland to Austria have been suspended with seemingly no date fixed for when they will resume, national rail operator OBB has details of the changes on its news service.

In summary the train services which have been withdrawn are the:
Railjet trains on the Zurich > Innsbruck > Salzburg > Linz > Wien/Vienna route.
The daily train from Zurich to Graz.
Trains on the Zurich > St Gallen > St Margrethen > Bregenz > Lindau > Munich/Munchen route are suspended between St Margrethen and Lindau.
Overnight train services from Zurich to Budapest, Praha/Prague, Wien/Vienna and Zagreb (and to Berlin and Hamburg because these trains are routed via Austria)
Local trains between Buchs and Feldkirch.

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The following services to Germany are now suspended:
- The trains on the Zurich to Munchen/Munich route
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Trains on the Zurich to Stuttgart route via Schaffhausen are now commencing their journeys on the German side of the border at Singen.
- All Nightjet services.
- ICE trains which normally operate on routes to Interlaken and Zurich are being turned round at Basel Bad Bahnhof station.

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The TGV Lyria trains between Paris and Switzerland have now been suspended.

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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 - which in many instances goes beyond implementing a Sunday service.

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

Eurostar services - The service has currently (April 3rd) 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, Asford, Calais-Frethun or Lille.

There are also temporary ticketing terms and conditions which enable booked Eurostar passengers to switch their travel to a later date at no charge.
Only travellers meeting these criteria can board trains to Lille and 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.

The Belfast <> Dublin ‘Enterprise’ services are operating, but to to a reduced timetable - with a further reduction in services planned from Monday March 30th.

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 nternational train services 
- Serbia has withdrawn its international services
- All international trains to and from Slovenia will be suspended and ll 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.