Page last updated: March 4, 2013.
In March of 2009, I got to take my first trip to Europe – specifically Belgium and France – to visit family and do some sightseeing. Of course being that I’m so passionate about public transit, I tried to take as many photos as I could of the public transit scene in both countries. I do regret not taking enough photos of the various Parisian transports during my visit, but I will definitely make up for it the next time around (hopefully sometime in 2013 or 2014).
The purpose of this section is to not so much as to document my travels, but rather to highlight how public transit is in Europe. One of the key differences between Europe and the United States is passenger rail transport. The passenger rail network in Europe is much larger than that of the United States, and there are many high speed rail lines that traverse multiple countries. It is because of this large rail network that many people choose to travel by rail, rather than by car. Now, there is no doubt that even European cities have problems with roadway congestion and air pollution from vehicles. However, things are worse in the US because its passenger rail infrastructure is extremely inadequate compared to Europe.
In this section; I’ve started out with Paris, France. However, I’ll be adding in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium in the coming months. I also hope to profile other cities in the distant future. If you still have my old site bookmarked, please update them, as the old site will be deleted after May 31, 2013.
Transport sections include the following:
Please stay tuned for further updates, as this section is under construction.