Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 12:10 pm

The Berlin-Irkutsk Express

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A Russian rail operator is floating the idea of a direct train between Berlin and Irkutsk, which, at something like five days and 6,800 kilometres, would be the longest single rail journey to originate in western Europe; the current route terminates at Novosibirsk, and is only four days and 5,000 kilometres. Gadling sees the advantages: besides direct access to the Lake Baikal region, you can catch a train to China from there. Just as long as I don’t have to travel by Platzkart.

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