Travel disruptions in Europe
It's important to know if there are disruptions or planned works on the tracks and stations that may affect your travel plans. Some railway companies offer dedicated pages with updates and detailed maps. Below you can find the details, per country. A few railway companies only offer this information in their own language. We've also included those links, as you may want to use a translation plugin to read the updates.
Please take into account the travel restrictions being applied in some countries in Europe. Follow the updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on train travel on this page.
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.
Please notice the only international trains running to/from Bulgaria at the moment are connections to Romania, like the trains Sofia - Bucuresti option, which is unfortunately not travelling all the way to Istanbul (due to covid restrictions) and requires a change in Russe. You can check live updates on the Bulgarian rail network on this page.
Since December 2020, additional measures against the spread of COVID-19 disease were introduced, reducing train traffic in domestic and international routes in Croatia. You can read the details on this page.
Traffic is also disrupted due to construction works on several lines during the second half of 2021, including Zagreb - Rijeka. You can read the details about their railway works on this page.
You can find details about both domestic and international disruptions affecting the Czech rail network 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 affected 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 - 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.
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 minor works on the tracks, which may cause some trains to run on modified schedules.The Hungarian railways share the details on this page (only in Hungarian).
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.
To see up-to-date information regarding current and planned work on the Norwegian railways, check this page of the official website of the Norwegian railway company (Vy).
Please notice there are no international trains running to Norway - the best alternative is a bus from Gothenburg to Oslo.
Some international trains are not circulating anymore, due to COVID restrictions:
Belgrade to Sofia (Bulgaria), Belgrade to Vienna (Austria) and Belgrade to Zurich (Switzerland) are currently not running. The connections to Bar and Budapest should still be available.
There are several instances of track maintenance and engineering works planned by the Swedish national railways (SJ). On this page of their website you can find detailed information about current and upcoming track works.