This page lists railways and railway related organizations specifically
concerned with international train operation. In addition, many individual
coutries operate international services in conjunction with their
for most European train services are provided by the German Railways
- Union Internationale
des Chemins de fer (UIC, International Union of Railways) worldwide
association of railways dealing with such matters as standards of
interoperability and the like.
- CER (Community
of European Railways) association of European railway operators.
(European Infrastructure Managers) association of European rail
infrastructure companies (Infracos, or track authorities).
sleeping car trains between Spain and France, Switzerland or Italy.
through High Speed trains between London, Brussels, Paris and
Marne-la-Vallée (for Eurodisney), with occasional services to Avignon
and (in winter) to the French Alps.
low cost through High Speed trains between Paris and Brussels.
- Lage LandenLijn
proposed through trains on the classic line between Den Haag and Brussels,
replacing services that were lost on the opening of HSL Zuid in the
Netherlands, bypassing Den Haag (Site in Dutch)
through High Speed trains between Paris and various destinations in
through High Speed trains between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne,
with occasional services to Düsseldorf and (in winter) to the French Alps.
through High Speed trains between Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Night Express seasonal direct sleeper train service between Berlin
- EVR Express
passenger services between Estonia and Russia (Site in Estonian
Fixed Link proposed rail/road link intended to replace the existing
Puttgarden to Rødby ferry service on the “Bird’s Flight Line” between
Hamburg and Copenhagen.
- Spain - Morocco
Fixed Link ambitious project for a tunnel from Europe to Africa under
the Straits of Gibraltar.
- DB Cargo
international freight operator in various countries, a subsidiary of the
German state railway company Die Bahn.
- Heavy Haul
Power international freight operator and motive power supplier.
- Europorte 2 international freight operator exploiting
the Channel Tunnel between England and France.
- Centovalli Line
narrow gauge cross-border line between Domodossola and Locarno. Jointly
operated by SSIF in Italy and FART (yes, that really is its name) in
Maggiore Express offers a trip on the Centovalli line and a cruise
on Lake Maggiore, returning to
the starting point by Trenitalia
- Vogtlandbahn regional operator
in eastern Germany operating cross-border services into Czechoslovakia
(Site in German)
local network in the Saar region of Germany, with cross-border services
to Sarreguemines in France; a mixed on-street and main line railway
system (Site in German)
- Mont Blanc Express
transalpine railcar service between Saint Gervais (France) and Martigny
(Switzerland), jointly operated by SNCF and TMR.
one of several tourist railways that now offer services across national
boundaries in an increasingly open Europe. This particular line crosses
from the Netherlands into Germany
- KGB - the Kiefersfelden Grenz Bahn is a 5km, 900mm
gauge industrial electric railway operating between a quarry in Austria
and a cement works in Germany. At weekends, there is a tourist passenger
- The Rive Bleue Express was a tourist service operating between
Le Bouveret (Switzerland) and Evian (France), which made possible a
complete circuit of Lake Geneva by train. The service has not operated
since 1999, when the line was severed near Evian. However, local groups
have been exerting pressure for its reopening.
international railway financing institution.
European Commission forum for Tramway and Light Rail development.