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Tom Chesshyre

The night train to Europe

Their heyday was between the 1880s and 1940s. But green concerns about short-haul flights are bringing sleeper trains back in vogue

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Homage to Orwell's Jura

With Nineteen Eighty-Four more relevant than ever, a group of Orwell enthusiasts – in special company – visits the remote house on the Inner Hebridean island of Jura where he wrote his dystopian masterpiece

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The Eurostar is back on track

Buffeted by the pandemic, Eurostar faced collapse. With little thanks to the UK government, this link to the continent is revived.

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Park Life: 10 of Europe’s greatest green spaces

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of our urban parks. TOM CHESSHYRE, author of a new book on the subject, reports on how European cities are making the most of their green spaces, and celebrates the finest examples

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Will Europe's age of the train ever arrive?

An SNCF train crosses the Cize-Bolozon viaduct bridge in Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France

Few things could better connect the continent than an affordable, integrated rail system joining up its great cities. As airlines struggle, travel horizons shorten and climate change becomes ever more pressing, if it doesn’t happen now, when will it?

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Is the Trans Europe Express to return to the rails?

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