The Intercontinental European Railroad


Belgium has an extensive railway network that connects every city together and allows convenient travel through their neighboring countries. The system allows individuals to purchase tickets for either a single use or seasonal passes allowing them cheap access to transportation. The trains are clean, reliably on time and give individuals access to the entire continent.

How do people get around?:

Using a train is the most effective way to travel between cities in Europe. Cars are very expensive because of higher gas prices and lack of parking. People driving cars also face many travel delays as the roads contain trucks carrying freight that congest traffic. Europe has an inter-continental railroad network that connects countries to each other. Belgium is in the center of this network because their capital Brussels, hosts the NATO headquarters and the European Union Parliament. People under the age of twenty-seven are also eligible for discounted travel passes between the thirty-one countries connected to the network.

How did I feel when I tried this way of getting around?:

It took me a few train rides to understand how to read the schedule and anticipate new changes.