- A guide to European Rail Passes
- Additional heritage and tourist trains which do not appear in the monthly editions.
- Recommended scenic routes, public holidays, time zones, currencies and useful train and travel information
- Beyond Europe timetables - Contains all 8 of our worldwide sections: India; South East Asia; Australia & New Zealand; North America; South America; South Korea; Japan and China
The printed European Rail Timetable has always been a useful resource for anybody wishing to plan rail travel within Europe, even if only within one European country. It is ironic that, in this ‘information age’, information about the rail services of many countries has become difficult, if not impossible, to obtain even in digital form, a form which is far less convenient and often less available than a printed book. Anybody who has tried to discover the extent of a nation’s or even an operator’s rail (or bus) service, or to plan anything but the simplest excursion, using a journey-planner will know the true meaning of frustration, and may too-late learn of the opportunities and possibilities missed through lack of clear and well-presented information.
Given the above, the European Rail Timetable is no longer simply a useful resource, but an essential resource, and most convenient and useable in the form of a printed book. Timetables are presented in the traditional, clear format that has never been bettered, and there is much information about countries and travel within those countries that would be difficult to find (even if one knew to ask the question) elsewhere.
Long may it continue.
I've ordered Printed or Digital Editions of ERT and so now I own a copy of many ERTS. Its a good collectors item or souvenir. SUM 2017 is resourceful and comprehensive and has useful tips and travel general information, newslines and what's new, also maps, network routes, shipping and city centre stations diagram.