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Tips for travelers trapped in Europe by volcano crisis

Posted on the April 21st, 2010

If you’re one of the many caught in the nightmare and chaos of  traveling during this time of volcanic ash ruling the skies, Jon Worth may have some useful tips for you (“Some lessons learnt from Europe’s travel chaos and some tips to help you get home” April 20, 2010).

Worth is one of the founders of the European Union affairs website, Bloggingportal.eu. He often writes about Europe’s train systems.

Excerpt from yesterday’s post:

I’m not going to try to wade into the debate about whether (or not) to open or close airspace. I haven’t got the faintest clue about the pros and cons of all that (although I fear an irrational approach to the risk that something scary might happen is behind it).

No, instead I am going to return to a common theme of this blog?–?what the railways of Europe ought to be doing to help get people out of this mess…

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  1. Jon Worth said, on April 21st, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the link to my site and to Bloggingportal, and the quote :-)

    From Italy it would for sure be better to head through Austria (Brenner pass) or Switzerland (one of the passes) then via Basel or München and north through Germany. France’s rail strikes are now over thankfully, but capacity Milan-(Lyon)-Paris is rather low still.

  2. rebecca said, on April 21st, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Jon, I appreciate the travel info about Italy. Thanks!

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