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The train “Connecting Europe Express” to stop in more than 100 towns and cities, including Sofia and Ruse

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The “Connecting Europe Express”, a special train put together as part of the European Year of Rail 2021, pulled out of Lisbon Train Station on September 2.

During its five-week journey it will stop in more than 100 towns and cities, including Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and the town of Ruse, before arriving in Paris on October 7. Departing in Lisbon and ending in Paris, the train will make a notable stop in Ljubljana, connecting the Portuguese, Slovenian and French Presidencies of the Council of the EU.

Rail enthusiasts can also follow the debates happening onboard, as well as conferences on EU infrastructure policy and the role of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) that will be livestreamed via the event website from London.

Compiled by: Elena Karkalanova

English version: Kostadin Atanasov

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