How to see the very best of Europe this summer
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How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

Passenger brings Denmark-Sweden train to emergency stop after realizing he was ‘going the wrong way’

Passenger brings Denmark-Sweden train to emergency stop after realizing he was ‘going the wrong way’

Trains across Öresund Bridge stopped on Saturday

Trains across Öresund Bridge stopped on Saturday

The blunder that halted Malmö-Lund trains for more than 12 hours

The blunder that halted Malmö-Lund trains for more than 12 hours

Ring to bind: Will Malmö’s new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö’s new rail line fight segregation?

International train travel from Sweden is about to get easier

International train travel from Sweden is about to get easier

Train collision in southern Sweden leaves several people injured

Train collision in southern Sweden leaves several people injured

Sweden has Europe’s ‘most digital’ trains

Sweden has Europe’s ‘most digital’ trains

Good news for Sweden rail commuters after ‘rough year’

Good news for Sweden rail commuters after ‘rough year’

Rush-hour power cut caused travel chaos for Stockholm commuters

Rush-hour power cut caused travel chaos for Stockholm commuters

This is the most scenic train journey in Sweden

This is the most scenic train journey in Sweden

Stockholm trains at standstill after track fire
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Stockholm trains at standstill after track fire

Stockholm commuter rail traffic resumes after police incident

Stockholm commuter rail traffic resumes after police incident

Freight train derails and catches fire in central Sweden

Freight train derails and catches fire in central Sweden

Trains delayed after IT glitch hits rail services

Trains delayed after IT glitch hits rail services

Train collides with tank south of Stockholm

Train collides with tank south of Stockholm

Two dead in Swedish train accident

Two dead in Swedish train accident

Fire halts rush-hour trains between Stockholm and Uppsala

Fire halts rush-hour trains between Stockholm and Uppsala

Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

Stockholm’s new Citybanan commuter line is here

Stockholm’s new Citybanan commuter line is here

More rush-hour trains and shorter journey times promised for Öresund Bridge commuters

More rush-hour trains and shorter journey times promised for Öresund Bridge commuters

Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded

Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded

Tales of the Midnight Sun – on the night train from Kiruna to Stockholm

Tales of the Midnight Sun – on the night train from Kiruna to Stockholm

Man stabbed on board Swedish train

Man stabbed on board Swedish train

Two trains evacuated in Swedish cities after bomb threats

Two trains evacuated in Swedish cities after bomb threats

Christmas gift for commuters: Denmark to Sweden ID checks to get easier

Christmas gift for commuters: Denmark to Sweden ID checks to get easier

More trains to run between Oslo and Stockholm

More trains to run between Oslo and Stockholm

Crumbling railways slowing Swedish trains

Crumbling railways slowing Swedish trains

Driver dies after train smashes into car

Driver dies after train smashes into car

Travellers stuck on train for six hours in Sweden

Travellers stuck on train for six hours in Sweden

Watch out for rail delays this holiday weekend

Watch out for rail delays this holiday weekend

Train catches fire on way from Stockholm to Gothenburg

Train catches fire on way from Stockholm to Gothenburg

Runaway train sparks traffic chaos in Sweden

Runaway train sparks traffic chaos in Sweden

Swedish museum makes way for iconic train

Swedish museum makes way for iconic train

Swedish commuters face rush-hour travel chaos

Swedish commuters face rush-hour travel chaos

Heavy rail travel delays expected across Sweden

Heavy rail travel delays expected across Sweden

Rush-hour chaos for Swedish rail commuters

Rush-hour chaos for Swedish rail commuters

‘Sabotage’ sparks train chaos for commuters

‘Sabotage’ sparks train chaos for commuters

No charges after ‘attack’ at Swedish rail station

No charges after ‘attack’ at Swedish rail station

Travel chaos after power fault in Swedish capital

Travel chaos after power fault in Swedish capital

Sweden in billion kronor railway revamp bid

Sweden in billion kronor railway revamp bid

Thousands to be hit by Easter rail delays

Thousands to be hit by Easter rail delays

Faulty switch sparks travel chaos in capital

Faulty switch sparks travel chaos in capital

Missing Malmö boys both safe in Denmark

Missing Malmö boys both safe in Denmark

Huge hunt for boy ‘beaten’ at Malmö station

Huge hunt for boy ‘beaten’ at Malmö station

Rush hour chaos after train signal failure

Rush hour chaos after train signal failure

Elderly Swede unhurt after train runs over her

Elderly Swede unhurt after train runs over her

Railway fatalities on the rise in Sweden

Railway fatalities on the rise in Sweden

Stockholm trains hit by fresh delays

Stockholm trains hit by fresh delays

Union: No end in sight for Swedish train strike

Union: No end in sight for Swedish train strike

Train strike in southern Sweden hits day three

Train strike in southern Sweden hits day three

Stockholm train delays may last till Monday

Stockholm train delays may last till Monday

Rail operator slashes jobs as riders turn to web

Rail operator slashes jobs as riders turn to web

‘Bring back Swedish rail monopoly’: Greens

‘Bring back Swedish rail monopoly’: Greens

Train minister late in trial as ‘regular commuter’

Train minister late in trial as ‘regular commuter’

Officials knew of faulty track prior to derailment

Officials knew of faulty track prior to derailment

New derailment snags Stockholm train traffic

New derailment snags Stockholm train traffic

Stockholm trains back on track after derailment

Stockholm trains back on track after derailment

Derailment snarls Stockholm rush hour

Derailment snarls Stockholm rush hour

Teens admit to ‘hacker attack’ on Swedish rail

Teens admit to ‘hacker attack’ on Swedish rail

‘Hacker attack’ downs Swedish rail website

‘Hacker attack’ downs Swedish rail website

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Rush hour train fire on Stockholm metro

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20 injured as Stockholm trains collide

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Passenger sleeps through great train robbery

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Sweden in push for faster trains

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Near miss for man passed out on train tracks

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Dog fatally attacked on board high speed train

Swedish train breaks speed record

Swedish train breaks speed record

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Tough break for small-bladdered train passengers

Woman killed by train

Woman killed by train

Sweden to end passenger rail monopoly in 2010

Sweden to end passenger rail monopoly in 2010

Taking the night train to Oslo

Taking the night train to Oslo

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Train hits ‘bloody doll’ in unscheduled stop

Sleeping man hit by train incurs minor head wound

Sleeping man hit by train incurs minor head wound

New train tickets aim to beat black market

New train tickets aim to beat black market

Sweden mulls new high-speed rail lines

Sweden mulls new high-speed rail lines

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Teen dead following train engine electrocution

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Government keeps new Stockholm- Arlanda rail link on track

Swedes slam service at rail company SJ

Swedes slam service at rail company SJ

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Teenage boy killed by train

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Derailed train causes Gothenburg delays

Train breaks down from Stockholm to Malmö

Train breaks down from Stockholm to Malmö

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Two Swedish teens killed in train accident

One seriously injured after Sweden train crash

One seriously injured after Sweden train crash

Crashed train ‘may have been speeding’

Crashed train ‘may have been speeding’

Forty hurt as train derails

Forty hurt as train derails

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains

4,000 travellers hit after cancelled trains

Swedish travelers hit by more train cancellations

Swedish travelers hit by more train cancellations

Rail operators prepared for harsh winter: report

Rail operators prepared for harsh winter: report

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Two dead after being hit by train

Swedish train services halted across country

Swedish train services halted across country

Swedish rail problems roll into second day

Swedish rail problems roll into second day

Rail operator was ‘unprepared’ for winter

Rail operator was ‘unprepared’ for winter

One injured in train crash at Malmö station

One injured in train crash at Malmö station

Malmö train wreck removal completed

Malmö train wreck removal completed

Derailment cuts off trains to northern Sweden

Derailment cuts off trains to northern Sweden

Two dead after Swedish train crushes taxi

Two dead after Swedish train crushes taxi

Bedbugs found on Swedish passenger train

Bedbugs found on Swedish passenger train

Train-elk collision ends in a stalemate

Train-elk collision ends in a stalemate

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Downed lines prompt train delays

Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure
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Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure

Wind storm wipes out Stockholm train service

Wind storm wipes out Stockholm train service

Hidden cameras catch cleaners looting Swedish trains

Hidden cameras catch cleaners looting Swedish trains

Winter train delays cost Sweden ‘billions’: report

Winter train delays cost Sweden ‘billions’: report

Two Swedes die in India train crash

Two Swedes die in India train crash

Train services suffer three hour delays

Train services suffer three hour delays

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Train derailment causes week-long delays

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Train disruption to continue until Friday

Helium balloon stops Malmö tunnel train

Helium balloon stops Malmö tunnel train

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Missing girl found after being kicked off train

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Union backs conductor who kicked girl off train

Sister forgives conductor who kicked girl off train

Sister forgives conductor who kicked girl off train

Conductor nearly tossed from moving train

Conductor nearly tossed from moving train

Major disruption hits Stockholm trains

Major disruption hits Stockholm trains

Naked man in ‘pot-fuelled’ train sex attack

Naked man in ‘pot-fuelled’ train sex attack

Rail service’s hidden cameras ‘illegal’: agency

Rail service’s hidden cameras ‘illegal’: agency

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Man gets prison after naked train sex attack

Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

Train kills reindeer ‘like meat grinder’: farmer

Train kills reindeer ‘like meat grinder’: farmer

Copper thieves cut off Sweden’s main rail line

Copper thieves cut off Sweden’s main rail line

‘Hard rock’ bomb threat halts Swedish trains

‘Hard rock’ bomb threat halts Swedish trains

Stockholmers stranded as outage stops trains

Stockholmers stranded as outage stops trains

Train follows barefoot boy on tracks for 3 km

Train follows barefoot boy on tracks for 3 km

Stockholmers spend more time commuting than on holiday: report

Stockholmers spend more time commuting than on holiday: report

Stockholmers stranded after more train problems

Stockholmers stranded after more train problems

Swedish railways to get 55 billion kronor boost

Swedish railways to get 55 billion kronor boost

Swedish rail to stop selling tickets onboard

Swedish rail to stop selling tickets onboard

Sex by the train tracks causes passenger delays

Sex by the train tracks causes passenger delays

Train derailment leaves fifteen injured

Train derailment leaves fifteen injured

Many still stranded after Stockholm blizzard

Many still stranded after Stockholm blizzard

Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

Train ‘thief’ not well enough for questions

Train ‘thief’ not well enough for questions

‘Train crash might have been an accident’

‘Train crash might have been an accident’

Cleaner in train crash cleared of suspicion

Cleaner in train crash cleared of suspicion

Union mulls suing train operator over crash

Union mulls suing train operator over crash

Train cleaner on the road to recovery

Train cleaner on the road to recovery

Cleaner in train crash ‘remembers nothing’

Cleaner in train crash ‘remembers nothing’

Crashed train removed from Stockholm house

Crashed train removed from Stockholm house

Damaged track slows Stockholm-area trains

Damaged track slows Stockholm-area trains

Runaway train cleaner ‘did everything to stop it’

Runaway train cleaner ‘did everything to stop it’

Truck driver dies after train collision

Truck driver dies after train collision

Stockholm’s new train line heads under water

Stockholm’s new train line heads under water

Skirts off for train driver men as shorts ban lifted

Skirts off for train driver men as shorts ban lifted

Sweden braces for traffic chaos amid strike threats

Sweden braces for traffic chaos amid strike threats

Train driver slams beggar on loudspeaker

Train driver slams beggar on loudspeaker

Transport chaos threatens Midsummer

Transport chaos threatens Midsummer

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Pay deal averts Midsummer train chaos

Runaway crash cleaner to train as driver

Runaway crash cleaner to train as driver

‘Graffiti artist’ hit by Stockholm subway train

‘Graffiti artist’ hit by Stockholm subway train

Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water

Pictures: Stockholm train line heads under water

Five facts about the new Citybanan train line

Five facts about the new Citybanan train line