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European Railways, Eurail Passes & Train Travel

This guide to European train travel includes links to maps, timetables, and rail passes for Europe's high-speed intercity passenger trains, local railways, subways, metros, trams, and transit.

Trains & Travel International
Trains & Travel International - Experts in rail travel since 1985, offering rail tours and railfan charters

Abbey Flyer Users Group - Aims to secure the future of the St Albans to Watford branch line in Hertfordshire, UK

Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership - Promotes the 6.5-mile branch line between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey stations in Hertfordshire, UK

AbRail Rail Databases - Database of all locomotives, multiple units, and loco hauled coaching stock currently authorised by Network Rail to run on Britain's railways

ACP Rail - Offers European rail passes and train tickets

Albanian Railways - History, equipment rosters, photos, and more about the railways of Albania

Alicante Tram - Tram in Alicante, Spain

AlpTransit Gotthard - Project to construct a flat rail link through the Alps, including the 57km-long Gotthard Base Tunnel, scheduled to open in 2017

Amsterdam Metro - Map, photos, history, and information; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antwerpen Tram - Map, photos, and information about the tram system in Antwerpen, Belgium

Arriva - Operates passenger rail and bus services in Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK

Arriva Denmark - Passenger rail operator in Denmark

Arriva Trains Wales - Operates passenger service over 2,600 miles in Wales

Arun Valley Rail Partnership - Promotes rail travel, especially tourism by train, on the Arun Valley Line in the UK

Asociacion de Amigos del ferrocarril de Madrid - Spanish railfans association in Madrid, Spain

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) - Federation of over 60 community rail partnerships and rail promotion groups in the UK

Athens Metro - Map, photos, history, and line information; Athens, Greece

Athens Piraeus Electric Railway - Operates Line 1 of the Athens Metro; Greece

Attiko Metro - Operates Line 2 and Line 3 of the metro system in Athens, Greece

Austrian Federal Railways - ÖBB official site of Austria's passenger railways

Austrian Federal Railways (Unofficial site) - Photos, locomotive descriptions, railway-related event listing, message forum, and more

Austrian Railpass - Unlimited rail travel in Austria for three (3) days to one (1) month

Austrian Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in Austria

bahnONLINE - Swiss rail photos, news, and more

Baltic Trains Picture Gallery - Photos of the railways of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Barcelona Metro - Official site of the metro in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Tramway - Un-official site about Barcelona's new tramways, Trambaix and Trambesòs

Barking - Gospel Oak Line User Group - Campaigns for improvements to train services and stations on the 12-mile Barking-Gospel Oak Line; London, UK

BDWM - Operates the 19km Bremgarten-Dietikon light rail route in Zurich, Switzerland

Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association - Promotes use of the Marston Vale Line in Bedford, UK

Belarus State Railways - Official BCh site for passenger and freight railways in Belarus

Belgian Railways - Official NMBS - SNCB site of Belgium's national passenger rail network

Belgian Railways Unofficial Website (SNCB/NMBS) - Information on the railways of Belgium (SNCB/NMBS); timetables and fares, passenger information, high speed trains, rolling stock, and more

Benelux Rail Pass - Unlimited rail travel in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) - Operates the Berlin, Germany U-Bahn; streetcar network and omnibus lines

Bielefeld Tram - Map, photos, and information about a 4-route tram system in Bielefeld, Germany

Bilbao Metro - Official site with a map, timetables fare information, history, construction info, and more; Spain

Bilbao Metro - Unofficial site with photos and construction information; Spain

Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership - Promotes the 30-mile rail link between Norwich and the north Norfolk coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, UK

BKV - Metro operator in Budapest, Hungary

BLS Lötschbergbahn - Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon Railway; Switzerland

Bogestra - Operates a tram system serving Bochum, Herne, and Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Bonn Tram - Operates trams in Bonn, Germany

Borderlands Line - Rail service between Wrexham, Bidston, and Liverpool, UK

Bosnia and Herzegovina Federal Railways - Official website of the passenger and freight railways

Botniabanan - 190km railway line in northern Sweden opened in 2010 with 143 bridges and 25km of tunnels

Branch Line Britain - Guide to Britain's branch lines, including descriptions, photos, and histories

Britain by Rail - Guide to rail travel in Britain, including a bi-monthly newsletter

BritRail - Sells British rail tickets and passes to international travelers

Brno Public Transport - Operates trams in Brno, Czech Republic

Bromsgrove Rail User Group - Promotes improved rail service and facilities at Bromsgrove, UK

Brussels Metro & Trams (STIB) - Official site of metro and tram service in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Subway - Information, maps, route planning, timetables, fares, history, photos, and more; Belgium

Bucharest Metro - Map, photos, history, and line information; Romania

Bucharest Metro - 4 metro routes in Bucharest, Romania

Budapest Metro - Map, photos, history, and line information; Hungary

Bulgarian State Railways - Official site of the state owned railway company operating domestic and international rail services

c2c - Operates commuter rail service to the east of London, UK

Carto Metro - Comprehensive maps of European public transport systems, with an emphasis on France

Channel Tunnel Rail Link - LCR operates the Channel Tunnel Rail Link for 109km (68 miles) between St Pancras Station in London and the Channel Tunnel

Charleroi Metro - Map, photos, and information about trams in Charleroi, Belgium

Charleroi Trams - Schedules and information for the bus and metro routes; France

Chemins de Fer de la Corse C.F.C. - History, geography, technical data, and many pictures of the Corsican Railway, Corsica (a French Island in the Mediterranean Sea)

Chester to Shrewsbury Rail Partnership - Promotes rail service between Chester and Shrewsbury, UK

Chiltern Railways - Operates nearly 300 daily regional trains in the UK

Christian Wolmar - Transport articles, books, and other contributions to the public debate by Christian Wolmar

Circumvesuviana - Railway linking Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento, Italy

City Airport Train - 16 minutes from the City Air Terminal in the heart of Vienna to the airport; Austria

CityRailTransit - Scale maps of transit and metro systems worldwide

Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides - History, photos, and operations information about the London Underground system and the independent railways of the London area

Cologne Underground Tram Network - Official site for Cologne, Germany metro

Conwy Valley Railway - 27-mile railway from the North Wales Coast to the Heart of Snowdonia, UK

Cotswold Line Promotion Group - Promotes improvements to the railway linking Hereford, Worcester, and Oxford, UK

Cremallera de Montserrat - Montserrat Rack Railway is a 5km mountain railway north of Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain

Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership - Promotes fast and frequent rail service between Crewe, Wilmslow, and Manchester, UK

Croatian Railways - National railway network connecting all major Croatian cities except Dubrovnik

CrossCountry Trains - Operates routes formerly part of Virgin CrossCountry, plus the Cardiff-Birmingham-Nottingham and Birmingham-Leicester-Stansted services previously operated by Central Trains

Crossrail - Proposed railway from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, across London into Essex and Kent in the east

Czech Republic Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on the national rail network of the Czech Republic

Czech State Railways - National railway (CD) of the Czech Republic

Dalatrafik - Regional rail operator in Sweden

Danish Railways - Official DSB server for the national railways of Denmark

Dansk Jernbane Klub - Denmarks's oldest railway club; Copenhagen, Denmark

De Lijn - Operates tramways in Antwerp, Ghent, and along the Belgian coast between De Panne and Knokke; Belgium

Deutsche Bahn AG - Official DB site for the railways of Germany

Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership - Promotes travel and tourism on six rural UK branch lines including the Tarka Line, Tamar Valley Line, Looe Valley Line, Atlantic Coast Line, Maritime Line, and St Ives Bay Line

Die schnellsten Züge der Welt - German site with information about high speed rail systems in Europe and Asia

District Dave's London Underground Site - Includes the diaries of a London Underground instructor operator (driver trainer), details of training, operations, signalling, photo galleries, and more

Disused Railways and 80s Rail Heaven - Photos of UK railways, including closed stations and lines

Docklands Light Railway - Official site of rapid transit in East London, UK

Docklands Light Railway - Rapid transit in East-London using a driverless control system

Dopravní podnik hl.m. Prahy - Official site of the three line Praha metro; Prague, Czech Republic

Dortmund Transit - Map, photos, and information about rail transit in Dortmund, Germany

Duisburg Tram - History, map, and photos of the tram in Duisburg, Germany

Dusseldorf Tram - Map, photos, and information about the tram system in Düsseldorf, Germany

Dutch Railway Map - Interactive map displays the location of intercity passenger trains in The Netherlands

Dutch Railways - Official NS site for passenger rail in the Netherlands

Dutch Railways - History, operations, and links, by Marco van Uden

Dutch Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in The Netherlands

Dutchflyer - Rail and sail connection from Central London to the heart of Amsterdam (formerly known as the Amsterdam Express)

East Coast - UK operator of the Inter City East Coast franchise previously operated by GNER, linking the capital cities of England and Scotland

East Midlands Trains - Operates the routes formerly served by Midland Mainline and Central Trains, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Derby, UK

East Suffolk Line - Rail service between Suffolk and London, UK

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - 8.5-mile line links the northern outskirts of Derby with the historical market town of Wirksworth, UK

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association - Volunteers working with WyvernRail to reopen the railway between Wirksworth and Duffield, UK

Edelaraudtee - Operates intercity passenger trains in Estonia

Eisenbahn im Münsterland - Photos and technical information of the railroad in Muensterland, Germany

Elektriraudtee - Operator of passenger trains to Tallinn's suburbs in Estonia

Elipsos - Overnight "train hotel" services between Spain and France, Switzerland, and Italy

Enthusiast's Guide to Travelling the Railways of Europe - For each country in Europe, general information about the country and its railway systems plus information on lines with obscure or sparse passenger services

Epsom Downs Branch - History and guide to a modern single track branchline and part of the sprawling suburban rail network of London

Esk Valley Railway - 36-mile branch line linking Whitby, Grosmont, Glaisdale, Battersby, Nunthorpe, and Middlesbrough, UK

Essen Tram - Map, photos, and information about the trams in Essen, Germany

Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership - Promotes local branch lines in the UK including the Gainsborough Line, Mayflower Line, Crouch Valley Line, and Sunshine Coast Line

Eurail Global Pass - Unlimited rail travel for 10 days to 3 months in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands

Euro Railways - Europass, Eurail, Eurostar, Britrail, TGV, German Railpass, and more

EuroMetro - Survey of all European metro/subway/U-Bahn systems; includes maps, historical data, a description, project listings, and essential links for each system

Europe by Eurail - Worldwide seller of European rail passes

Europe's Fastest Trains - Guide to the fastest trains and speed records set in Europe and worldwide

European Railway Server - Extensive site with photos, travel information, European rail links, and more

Eurorail Multi-Country Passes - Interactive guide to selecting the right rail pass for your travel plans

Eurostar - Official site for the high speed passenger train linking London, Paris, and Brussels, including the Chunnel

Eurostar Tickets - Purchase tickets for high speed rail service between London, Paris and Brussels

Eurotunnel - Operates a passenger car shuttle through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France

Euskotren - Local passenger rail services in Spain

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) - Operates a commuter rail network in Barcelona, plus the Montserrat Rack Railway, Vall de Núria Rack Railway, and two funicular railways; Spain

Ferrovia Circumetnea - Operates metro and passenger rail service in Catania, Italy

Ferroviario Regione Emilia Romagna - Regional transportation authority of the Emilia-Romagna Region in northern Italy

Ferrovie dello Stato - Italy's national passenger rail network

Fertagus - Private commuter rail company in Lisbon, Portugal

FEVE (Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha) - Local passenger rail services in Spain

Finish Railways - Official VR server for Finland's passenger rail network

Finland Railway Page - News, history, equipment roster, and travel information

First Capital Connect - Operates six commuter rail routes to the south and north of London, UK

First Great Western - InterCity services between London, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West of England

Frankfurter Strassenbahnseite - Tram and light rail in Frankfurt, Germany

French Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in France

Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - Campaigns to defend, restore, increase, and improve rail service around Bristol, UK

Friends of the Barton Line - Promotes and seeks improvements to the services and infrastructure on the Barton Branch, UK

Friends of the Derwent Valley Line - Represents passengers and local communities along the railway from Derby to Matlock, UK

Friends of Walkden Station - Campaigns for improved facilities and services from Walkden Station in Greater Manchester, UK

Gatwick Express - 24-hour rail service takes only 30 minutes from central London to Gatwick Airport

Genova Metro - Map, photos, and information about the development of Genoa Underground; Italy

Genova Metro - History, maps, photos, reports and interviews, and news about Genoa underground and urban railway system; Italy

Georgian Railway - Operates freight and passenger rail service in Georgia

German Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in Germany

Glacier Express - 7.5 hour mountain railway excursion from Zermatt to St. Moritz in Switzerland, across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels

Glacier Express Tickets - Online reservations for a scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps

Glasgow Subway (formerly Underground) - 10km subway in Glasgow, Scotland

Gleispläne - Track plans of metros, trams, and subway systems throughout Germany

Glyn's Trains - History and current operations of railways in Great Britain, plus an extensive index of railways of the world

Going Underground - Fun but informative site about traveling on the London Underground - the world's oldest subway system; contains news, articles, and travel advice

GoldenPass - Operates panoramic trains in southwest Switzerland

Google Transit - Provides free customized step-by-step transit directions, station information, and schedules for transit systems throughout North America and Europe

Gothenburg Trams - Map, photos, and history of the 117km tram system in Göteborg, Sweden

Grand Central Train Services - Train service to communities across the North of England who are remote from direct services to London

Greece Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on the national rail network of Greece

Gulbene - Aluksne Narrow Gauge Railway - Last section of a narrow gauge railway in general use in Latvia

GVB - Official site of the Amsterdam tram, bus, and metro; Netherlands

GYSEV - Privately-owned Austrian-Hungarian railway company with freight and passenger services

Göteborgs Spårvägar - Official site of the Gothenburg, Sweden trams

H-Bahn - Suspended monorail system at Dortmund University, Germany

Hamburger Verkehrsverbund - Official site for the Hamburg, Germany S-Bahn

Hanover Metro - Map, photos, and history of the metro system in Hanover, Germany

HEAG GmbH - Runs the Darmstadt, Germany streetcar network

Heart of Wales - Guide to the 121-mile railway between Swansea and Shrewsbury, UK

Heart of Wessex Rail Partnership - Promotes railway service from Bristol across south-west England to Weymouth on the Dorset coast, UK

Heathrow Connect - Direct access to Heathrow Airport from Paddington and local stations; UK

Heathrow Express - Non-stop train service between Heathrow Airport and central London every 15 minutes

Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) - Official site of passenger rail service in Greece

Helsinki City Transport - Official site for the trains, tram, bus, and metro lines of Helsinki, Finland

High Speed Railways - News and information about high speed railways in Spain and throughout Europe

Highland Rail Partnership - Dedicated to the development of the rail network in the Highlands, UK

Hungarian State Railways - Official MÁV server for Hungary's passenger rail network

Hungarian State Railways - History, rolling stock info, signals, signs, and more; in English

Inland Railway (Inlandsbanan) - 1100 km railroad in Sweden from Mora in the south to Gällivare in the north

InterCity Express (ICE 3) Third Generation - Technical details about a new German high speed train

InterCity Express (ICE) - Maps, news, history, technical information, and more about current and future generations of the ICE, the high speed train in Germany and Switzerland

InterRail - Sells a rail pass for unlimited travel in 30 European countries, available only to European residents

Irish Rail - Ireland's national rail passenger service including DART suburban rail

Island Line - 8.5-mile railway on the Isle of Wight between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

Italy Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on Italian railways for three (3) days to two (2) months

Italy Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in Italy

JKP GRAS - Tram service in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Jungfrau Railways - Passenger railways in the Swiss Alps; Switzerland

Kent Community Rail Partnership - Improves community links with rail operators and initiates projects that make rail services more attractive to residents and visitors alike; Kent, UK

Keswick to Penrith Railway Re-Opening - Independent project to reopen the 18 mile railway between Keswick and Penrith; Cumbria, UK

Kharkov Metro - 40km metro system in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Kharkov Subway - Kharkov, Ukraine subway

Kiev Metro - Official site of the Kiev Ukraine metro

Kiev Metro - Photos, history, and information about Kiev's three metro lines; Ukraine

Kosovo Railways - Operates passenger and freight railways in Kosovo

Kryvyi Rih Metrotram - Map, photos, and information about the tram in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Kustpilen - Intercity passenger rail service in Sweden

Københavns Metro - Metro system in Copenhagen, Denmark

Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership - Supports the long term sustainability of the Lakes Line between Windermere, Staveley, Burneside, Kendal, and Oxenholme, UK

Latvian Railways - Official LDZ site of Latvia's passenger and freight railways

Lausanne Transit - Map, photos, and information about the light rail, metro rail, and suburban rail lines in Lausanne, Switzerland

Le Frecce - High speed trains between Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Bologna, and Naples

Le Mongy - Street car (tramway) line in Northern France

Leeds-Lancaster-Morecambe Railway - Rail service between Giggleswick, Lancaster, and Morecambe, UK

Lille Metro - Official Transpole site with information on the metro and other local transit; Lille, France

Lisbon Metro - Official site of the Lisbon, Portugal metro (Metropolitano de Lisboa)

Lisbon Metro - Map, photos, history, and information about the 4-line metro in Lisbon, Portugal

Lithuanian Railways - Official LG site of Lithuania's passenger and freight railways

London Midland - Operates the former routes of Silverlink County and most of Central Trains, in particular the West Midland regional services including the Snow Hill Lines and the Birmingham to Liverpool route

London Railways - Information and history of London Underground and selected branch lines in the London area

London Underground - Official website for the subways (The Tube) in London, England

London's Abandoned Tube Stations - Photos and history of past underground stations in London

Lowland Locomotives - Photographs of trains at work in Central Scotland with track diagrams and some historical details

Luik-Luxemburg - Information about the Liege-Gouvy-Luxembourg railway

Luxembourg Railways - Chemin de Fer de Luxembourg (CFL) official site of passenger and freight railways

Luxury Train Club, The - Information, news, and articles about luxury trains worldwide

Macedonian Railways - Photos, map, and information about the railways of Macedonia

Macedonian Railways - Official site of Macedonia's passenger and freight railways

Madrid Metro - Maps, photos, history, and line information for the 200+ station metro system in Spain's capital

Madrid Metro - 227-km system with more than 200 stations; Spain

Majestic Imperator - Rebuilt Austrian Imperial train between Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Venice, Salzburg, and Innsbruck

Marseille Metro - Map, photos, and line information; France

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership - Seeks to improve the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley, UK

Merseyrail - Operates 75 route miles in Liverpool and Merseyside, UK

Metro Bits - Extensive guide to the art, architecture, logos, and fonts of metro/subway systems worldwide, plus technical fact sheets and photo galleries

Metro-Stacja.com - Information, maps, and photos of metro systems in Europe

MetroNapoli - Operates two line metro in Naples, Italy

Metronet - Consortium made up of five world class shareholders bidding for the Public Private Partnership Infraco contracts for London Underground

MetroRoma - Operates metro and suburban rail service in Rome, Italy

MetroTorino - First automated metro system in Italy runs through the city of Turin

Metroworld - Histories, maps, and photos of metro systems in Eastern Europe and Russia

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership - Promotes and develops the rail network in Cheshire, UK for the benefit of local residents, businesses, and visitors

Milan Metro - Official ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) site including three metropolitan railway lines and 120 tram, trolley-bus, and bus lines; Italy

MiniMetrò - Automated people mover in Perugia, Italy

Minsk Metro - Map, photos, and line information; Belarus

Modern Steam in Hauenstein - Proposed modern steam commuter train on the historic Hauenstein Line between Olten and Sissach in Switzerland

Moldova Railways (CFM) - Passenger and freight rail service in Moldova

Montenegro Railways - Official site of Zeljeznice Crne Gore, operating freight and passenger rail sevice in Montenegro

Montpellier Tramway - Unofficial site for the tramway in Montpellier, France

MPK Poznan - Operates tram service in Poznañ, Poland

MVV - Online timetable information for S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, and bus in the Munich area

Nantes Metro - Schedules, maps, photos, and more from the TAN metro; Nantes, France

Naples Subway - Map, photos, and history; Naples, Italy

National Rail - Information about Great Britain's national rail network, composed on 25 train companies; site contains travel planning, service alterations, live departure boards, links, and more

Network Rail - Owns and operates Britain's rail infrastructure

Network SouthEast - Sector of the former BR including facts, figures, gallery, and a model railway site

NI Railways (Translink) - Official site of bus and rail service in Northern Ireland, operating 210 miles including the Belfast-Dublin main line, a line to Coleraine and Londonderry, a branch line from Coleraine to Portrush, and suburban routes from Belfast to Portadown, Bangor, and Larne

North Cheshire Rail Users Group - Promotes the use of Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Trains rail services in North Cheshire, UK

North Wales Coast Railway - History, route guide, travel info, railfan guide, roster, models, and more; by Charlie Hulme

Northern Rail - Joint venture of Serco Group and NedRailways to improve rail travel across the regions of the North of England

Norwegian State Railways - Official NSB site of Norway's passenger rail network

Nuremberg Metro - Map, photos, history, and line information about a two line metro in Nürnberg, Germany

One Railway - Passenger service from London to Hertford, Cambridge and Peterborough, to Southend, Stansted Airport and throughout Essex, and to Norwich and the East Coast resorts

Orient-Express Trains - Luxury train journeys in the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Peru

Oslo Sporveier - Operates Oslo Norway's public transit system

Paris France Tramways - Photos and information of Paris tramway lines

Paris Metro Travelogue - Photo guide to the metro system in Paris, France; by David Pirmann

Paris Train Stations - Guide to the train stations in Paris, France

Parma Metro - 11.5km metro under construction in Parma, Italy

Passenger Focus - Independent public body established by the government to protect the interests of Britain's rail passengers

Pendolino Test in Poland - Test drives of the Pendolino train in Poland in 1994

Phil's Loco Page - European locomotive photos and sounds, rail news, and information on the workings of many European locomotives

Polish State Railways - Official PKP site of Poland's national rail network

Polish Train Page - Poland travel FAQ, photos, timetables, and links; by Jeffrey Dobek

Portishead Railway Group - Campaigning for the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol railway line, UK

Porto Tram - Map and photos of the tram in Porto, Portugal

Portugal-Spain Rail Pass - Unlimited rail travel in Spain and Portugal

Portuguese Railways - Official site of Portugal's national passenger rail network

Prague Metro - Unofficial site about the Prague metro, including photos, maps, rolling stock information, station details, and more

Praha Metro - 50-km three line metro system; Prague, Czech Republic

Prestige International UK - Official agents for RENFE and AVE, able to book and issue tickets within the UK

Qjump - Online advance UK train ticket sales and discounts

Rail Ale Trail - Guide to the rural branch lines and pubs in the West Country, UK

Rail Around Birmingham - Region's railway history and current state of railways in this part of the West Midlands, UK

Rail Europe - Purchase European rail passes (Eurail), British rail passes (BritRail) and train tickets

Rail For Herefordshire - Promotes improved rail service and facilities in Herefordshire, UK

Rail World Photography - Austrian rail photos and information

Rail-France - Extensive directory of French railway web sites, including passenger, freight, tourist, history, models, and more

Rail-Info Switzerland - Information about Swiss narrow gauge railways

Rail-O-Rama - Information about Danish and European railways and locomotives

Rail.lu - Photos and information about the railways of Luxembourg

Railcards - Discount rail fares for young persons, seniors, and families throughout Great Britain's national rail network

Raildude - Online retailer of European rail passes non-European residents

Railfuture - UK national campaigning organization to revitalize railways with cheap, convenient rail services for everyone

RailPass.com - Sells rail passes and tickets for Europe (Eurail, regional, and country passes), Australia, Japan, and North America

Railteam - Cooperation between Europe's leading high-speed rail operators, simplifying booking and travel in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - Bringing together thousands of members interested in railway operation in the UK – past, present, and future

Railway Lines in the Rhein/Ruhr-Area (Germany) - Maps and information about the railway system in the most populated area in Germany, the Ruhrgebiet; describes the structure and the changes of the network from 1949 until today (in German)

Railway Performance Society - Advances and promotes the study and recording of Railway Traction Performance in the UK and throughout Europe

Railway Ternopol - Ukrainian railway information including timetables, fares, maps, travel tips, and more

RATP (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) - Operates the Metro (subway) and RER (commuter rail) systems in Paris, France

Rennes Metro - Map, photos, and information about the single route underground metro; Rennes, France

RET - Operates metro rail in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

retmetro.nl - News, photos, history, and operations of the metro in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rhaetian Railway (RhB) - Operator of passenger and freight railways in Switzerland, including the Glacier Express and Bernina Express

Ribble Valley Rail - Campaigns for service improvements on the UK's Ribble Valley Line, and the eventual extension of passenger services to Hellifield and over the Settle and Carlisle line

RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund) - Operates the U-Bahn in Frankfurt, Germany

Romanian National Railways - Official CFR site of Romania's national rail network

Romanian Railways - History, current operations, and photos of passenger and freight railways in Romania

Rotterdam Metro - Map, photos, history, and route information; The Netherlands

Rotterdam Tram - History, rolling stock, and photos of the tram in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rouen Tram - Map and photos of a 15km tram in Rouen, France

S-Bahn Berlin GmbH - Operates a metro in Berlin, Germany

S-Bahn Hamburg - Operates a metro system in Hamburg, Germany

Save The Train - Aims for increased and improved rail service through Melksham, Wiltshire, UK

Scandinavia Rail Pass - Unlimited trail travel in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Scenic Wales by Rail - Guide to the railways of Wales that are supported by community rail partnerships

Schwarzatal Railway - Passenger railway between Rottenbach and Katzhütte, Germany, with a connection to the Oberweißbach Funicular at Obstfelderschmiede

ScotRail - First ScotRail operates Scotland's commuter and intercity railways

Seak (Schweizerische Eisenbahn-Amateur-Klub Zürich) - Swiss railroad club

Serbian Railways - Official site of passenger and freight railways in Serbia

Settle-Carlisle Railway - 72 mile route with some of the finest scenery in Britain, operated as part of the National Rail network

Severn Beach Line - Rail service in the City of Bristol and part of South Gloucestershire, UK

Severnside Community Rail Partnership - Promotes the development of local rail services for the benefit of residents, businesses, and visitors through a partnership approach; Bristol, UK

Sevilla Metro - 18km metro line in Seville, Spain

Shakespeare Line - Promotes rail travel on the route from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Signal Box, The - Extensive information and history about British railway signalling

Slovak Railways (ZSR) - Manages the national railway infrastructure in the Slovak Republic

Slovakia Railways - Official site of ZSSK freight and passenger railways

Slovakia Railways - History, operations information, and photos of railways in Slovakia

Slovenia National Railways - Official SZ site for passenger rail service in Slovenia

SNCF - Official site of the French passenger rail network, including the TGV, regional routes, and service to neighboring Spain, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Monaco

SNCF Society, The - History, photos, news, and more about French railways

Sofia Metro - Map, station info, timetable, photos, and more; Sofia, Bulgaria

South Caucasian Railway - Operates an 845km network of passenger and freight rail service on the Armenian Railway

South West Trains - Passenger service to western England from London Waterloo

Southeastern Railway - Operates train services in Kent, South London, and parts of East Sussex, UK

Southern Electric Group - Dedicated to south east England's 'Southern Electric' third rail electrified system

Southern Railway - Regional passenger rail service from London, England

Spain Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on Spanish railways for three (3) days to two (2) months

Spain Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in Spain

Spanish National Railways (RENFE) - Official site of Spain's national passenger rail network

Stagecoach Supertram - Serves the city of Sheffield with three light rail routes covering 29km across the city; UK

Stansted Express - Train services between central London and Stansted Airport

Stockholm Transport - Operates the metro subway and transit in Stockholm, Sweden

Stourbridge Line User Group - Promotes the re-opening of the former Stourbridge to Dudley railway with an extension to Walsall, UK

Strasbourg Tram - 46 stations along 4 tram routes; Strasbourg, France

Stránky pøátel železnic (SPŽ) - History, operations information, and photos of railways and urban transit in Czech Republic and throughout Europe

Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG - Metro in Stuttgart, Germany

Subways.net - Photos and maps of present and abandoned subway systems worldwide

Sussex Community Rail Partnership - Aims to improve rail service on the Uckfield and East Grinstead Lines, Marsh Link Line, and Arun Valley Line

Swedish Rail Pass - Unlimited travel on the national rail network of Sweden

Swedish Railways - Maps, history, and trip reports of railways in Sweden, by Urban Fredriksson

Swedish State Railway - Official SJ site of Sweden's national passenger rail network

Swiss Federal Railways - Official SBB site for Switzerland's passenger and freight railways

Swiss Rail Passes - Unlimited rail travel in Switzerland for three (3) days to one (1) month

Swiss Train Tickets - Purchase point-to-point train tickets for rail travel in Switzerland

Swissmetro - Promotes the development of an underground transport system in Switzerland

Swissrails.ch - Photos and information about rail operators in Switzerland

TCL - Operates a four line metro in Lyon, France

TGV - High speed trains in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium

TGVweb - All about French high speed rail, including history, technical information, travel resources, modeling tips, multimedia, and more

Thalys - High-speed passenger rail service between Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris

The Longest Passenger Train in the World - 60-car passenger train ran in 1989 in the Netherlands to celebrate the Dutch Railroads' 150th year

The Man in Seat Sixty-One - Independent rail travel tips and advice for the UK, Europe, and beyond

Thessaloniki Metro - 9km metro line under construction in Thessaloniki, Greece

TheTrainline - Independent online retailer of train tickets in the UK

Tisséo - Operates two light rail lines; Toulouse, France

Trains & Travel International - Operates luxury rail tours and railfan charters throughout Europe

Trainspotting Bükkes - Photos and information about the cross-border railways in Europe, including interoperability, routes, rolling stock, border stations, and maps

Trainspotting in Wales - Multimedia journey along the preserved narrow-gauge steam trains of Wales

Trampage Frankfurt am Main - Personal homepage with information about the Frankfurt/M streetcar and the U-Bahn Network

Tramway Orléanais - 2-route light rail tram system under development; Orléans, France

Trans-Siberian Railway Journey - An account of a 7,650 mile journey by train from the UK to China that included the Trans-Siberian Railway

TransPennine Express - Passenger train services across the North of England

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) - Official site of metro system in Barcelona, Spain

Transrapid International - German maglev system; site contains history of magnetic levitation, technical specifications and advantages over rail, photos, videos, news, and more

Tranvía Portal - Spanish railway news and photos

TravelService - European train timetables and interactive trip planner

Tube Challenge - Rules and history of the Guinness World Record for visiting all London Underground stations in the shortest time

Tube Lines - Responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of the Jubilee, Northern, and Piccadilly lines of the London Underground

Tube Prune, The - Professional, technical, operational, historical, and statistical details about the London Underground transit system

Tyne and Wear Metro (Nexus) - Metro system official site; Newcastle, England

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership - Promotes, strengthens, and protects the 55-mile Tyne Valley Railway Line between Carlisle and Newcastle, UK

UK Railways on the Net - UK rail timetables, news, and more

UK Ultraspeed - Proposed maglev system to link the major cities of Britain at speeds up to 500 km/h

Ukrainian Railways - Official site of Ukraine's national rail network

Umka Subway Maps - Metro maps with searchable stations

Underground History - Photos and history of disused stations in London's Underground

vagonWEB - Information about European passenger rail equipment, including descriptions, markings, and interior photos of passenger cars

Valencia Metro - Official site with schedule, maps, fare information, and more; Velencia, Spain

Vall de Núria Rack Railway - 12.5km mountain railway in the Pyrenees mountains in the Catalonia region of Spain

Vatican City State Railway - History of the railway link to the Vatican City

VBN - Operates tram service in Bremen, Germany

Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg - Official site for buses, trams, and metros in Nürnberg, Germany

Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region - Austrian passenger train information

Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr - Official site for the metro and bus lines in Rhein-Ruhr, Germany

Vienna Metro System - Timetables, history, maps, future developments, rolling stock, and more about the metro in Vienna, Austria; unofficial site by Horst Prillinger

Vienna Transit - Official site with subway, tram, bus, and commuter train timetables

Warsaw Metro - Subway system in Warsaw, Poland

Waverley Railway Project - Aims to re-establish a rail link from Edinburgh through Midlothian to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders, UK

Wefer - Information and photos about RENFE (Spanish Railways), FGC (Catalonia's Railways), and TMB (Barcelona's Metro)

West London Line Group (WLLG) - Seeks a credible, robust, and passenger-friendly set of rail services on the West London Line, UK

West Yorkshire Metro - MetroTrain network with 11 routes; UK

Wherry Lines Railways - Rail service between Norwich and the East Coast resorts of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, UK

Wiener Lokalbahnen AG (WLB) - Passenger transport in Vienna, Austria

Wuppertaler Stadtwerken - Suspension urban rail line in Wuppertal, Germany

ZVV - Operates trams and buses in Zurich, Switzerland

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