8 Ways the Connecting Europe Express brought Europe together

The Connecting Europe Express making a stop in Linz, Austria (left), where a citizen joined us for the journey until St. Pölten in an EU-themed dress and also got local pastries to share with others on board. 📸 Photographers: Marek Knopp © European Commission

1. Truly reflecting Europe

Meet one of the passengers, Kristine Garklava.

2. Filming and celebrating Europe and peace

3. Reconnecting routes (for the first time in more than 20 years)

4. A living lab

5. A conference room on wheels

6. A travelling exhibition

7. Celebrating the Night Train renaissance!

8. Connecting the EU and beyond!

For more:

  • Did you know the EU is giving out free travel passes to 18 year-olds twice a year? The next application round for DiscoverEU is around the corner: You can apply between 12th and 26th October for one of more than 60,000 travel passes. Exceptionally, 19-year-olds can apply this time, too — to make up for the lost opportunity in 2020.
  • For more stories from this unique 36-day journey, have a look at our blog and the reports, photos and videos of some of our passengers — and get inspired for your next train trip. Where will it take you?

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