Travel disruptions in Europe
On this page you'll find up to date information regarding travel disruptions in Europe. We advise you to always check if there are any current or upcoming disruptions that might affect your Interrail trip. Unfortunately, not all railway companies share such information on their websites, and not all of those that do so offer English translations of these updates.
Please take into account the recent viral outbreaks have led to travel restrictions being applied in some countries in Europe. Some trains between Austria, Italy, Slovakia and Czech Republic, for example, have been cancelled. Follow the updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on train travel on this page.
If you plan on travelling with the Eurostar trains, please notice there are a few engineering works planned which may affect your travels (throughout March, April and May).
Several routes and a few train stations will undergo construction and renovation works in 2020, which will affect multiple Austrian regions and some international connections. Check this page for all the details.
The trains 2154 (Sarajevo-Zenica) and 2155 (Zenica-Sarajevo) are suspended due to ongoing works on this route. There is currently no estimate of when this connection will resume.
Some connections between Germany and Croatia will be affected by construction work on the Rosenheim - Munich Hbf line. Trains 498/462 Zagreb GK 21.20 - Munich Hbf. 06.10 and 463/499 Munich Hbf. 23.20 - Zagreb GK 08.36 will have a different timetable:
- On 31 March, 2020, train 498/462 will take the Rosenheim - Holzkirchen - Mü-Mittersendl - Mü Heimeranplatz auxiliary transport, and therefore through Munich Ost; arrival in Munich Hbf. at 06.30.
Train traffic will be disrupted on a number of routes in the first half of 2020. Check the planned closures and disruptions below:
- Disruptions in the Czech Republic
The following routes are affected or will be affected in the near future:
Všetaty - Mělník; Vraňany - Kralupy nad Vltavou; Vraňany - Lužec nad Vltavou; Bílina - Oldřichov u Duchcova; Modřice - Vranovice; Mohelnice - Červenka; Prosenice - Brodek u Přerova; Prosenice - Brodek u Přerova; Přerov - Lipník nad Bečvou; Lhotka nad Bečvou - Valašské Meziříčí; Olomouc - Sternberk.
Some international connections (to Germany, Austria, France and Hungary) are also affected. You can find more details about both domestic and international disruptions on this page. Unfortunately, this information is only available in Czech; we recommend contacting the Czech railways for more details if you're planning to travel on any of the above routes.
The Danish railway company (DSB) has planned track work which will affect both regular trains and their S-tog system, including a few main routes, such as Copenhagen - Aalborg and Aalborg - Aarhus. You can see the complete list on this page of their website.
For information about upgrades, maintenance and construction works on the French railways, you can visit this page on their website, where they share all the recent updates and maps of their rail network. Please note there are engineering works planned which will affect international routes (Spain-France) in May.
The extensive German rail network is under constant maintenance and expansion. The German national railway company, Deutsche Bahn (DB), dedicates an entire section of their website to delays, track works and passenger rights. Unfortunately, this information is only available in German - for the maintenance/engineering works, you can check this page, while their online timetables have real-time updates on train delays/cancellations.
- Eurostar disruptions in May
According to the Eurostar service update page, work on the tracks around Paris and along the lines in Belgium and the Netherlands will disrupt the usual timetables. Furthermore, no Eurostar trains will call at Marseille St Charles station on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May 2020 due to engineering works.
International train traffic to/from Greece is heavily disrupted; please check this page of their website for the most up to date information regarding the available international connections.
A great alternative for Interrail Pass holders is the trip from Italy to Greece via ferry - check the details here.
Some of the Hungarian rail network, both international and domestic, is or will be affected by works on the tracks in 2020. Check the latest information regarding these disruptions below:
- Domestic disruptions
The following routes will be affected within the first half of 2020:
Budapest - Hegyeshalom - Rajka
Esztergom - Almásfüzítő
Tatabánya - Oroszlány
(Budapest - ) Székesfehérvár - Tapolca
Budapest - Székesfehérvár
(Budapest - ) Pusztaszabolcs - Pécs
Budapest - Pusztaszabolcs
Pusztaszabolcs - Börgönd - Székesfehérvár
Sárbogárd - Bátaszék
Budapest - Szob - (Stúrovo)
Aszód - Balassagyarmat - Ipolytarnóc
(Budapest) - Hatvan - Miskolc - Szerencs - Sátoraljaújhely
Budapest - Hatvan
Hatvan - Szolnok
Budapest - Cegléd - Szolnok
(Budapest) - Szolnok - Debrecen - Nyíregyháza - Záhony
Budapest - Újszász - Szolnok
(Budapest) - Szolnok - Békéscsaba - Lőkösháza
Mezőtúr - Orosháza - Mezőhegyes - Battonya
Szolnok - Hódmezővásárhely
Szeged - Békéscsaba
(Budapest -) Cegléd - Szeged
Budapest - Lajosmizse - Kecskemét
Budapest - Kunszentmiklós-Tass - Kelebia
Please check the details with the Hungarian railway company (Máv-Start) if you are planning to travel on these trains during the coming months.
- International disruptions
- Due to works on the Polish railways, the EuroCity trains 114, 115, 130 and 131 and Metropol trains 406, 407, 456, 457, 476 and 477 (including the connections Warsaw/Kraków - Budapest and Berlin - Budapest) will operate according to a modified timetable from December 15, 2019 to March 14, 2020.
- Due to works on the German railways (between February 14, 2020 and March 1, 2020), the following trains connecting Munich/Frankfurt and Budapest may suffer delays and schedule changes: RJX66, RJX63 and EN462
- Due to construction on the Romanian railways, trains 346, 347 and 687 (connecting Budapest and Bucharest) will be affected during the following period: January 27, 2020 to May 27, 2020.
Please check the details with the Hungarian railway company (Máv-Start) if you are planning to travel on these trains during the affected periods.
Trenitalia, the Italian national railway company, has planned construction and engineering works on several of their routes throughout 2020. While the detailed information is only available in Italian, you can still check if your travel plans will be affected: on this page, you can search for disruptions using either start and end dates or the region in which you will be travelling.
RENFE, the Spanish national railway company, dedicates this page (unfortunately not available in English) of their website to notices about disruptions and planned works. Please note there are engineering works planned which will affect international routes (Spain-France) in May.
There are several instances of track maintenance and engineering works planned by the Swedish national railways (SJ) in 2020. On this page of their website you can find detailed information about current and upcoming track works.
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