The unrelenting spread of coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on public transport networks around the world. National governments are implementing measures to contain the spread of the virus which increasingly include the closure of international borders. As a result, the number of international rail services around Europe, both long-distance and local, is diminishing fast. Domestic services are also being affected in most countries as all but essential travel is being discouraged, meaning a reduced service level is in operation as travellers heed official advice.
We at European Rail Timetable clearly urge our readers to observe official government advice with regards to travel during these difficult times. We plan to continue publishing the timetable on a monthly basis, but only showing regular schedules, so readers can continue to plan future journeys once this pandemic is under control, however long that takes. We have made the decision not to include details of any amended schedules because the situation is so fluid with individual countries being at different stages of dealing with the pandemic. More importantly, many governments have imposed severe travel restrictions as part of their strategy to contain the virus, so it would be inappropriate for us to show amended timetables.
We sincerely hope our readers stay safe during this difficult time and can resume their travels around
Europe (and beyond) at some point in the not too distant future.