Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews is co-founder of Loco2.com, a search engine for train tickets in Europe. Drawing on years of overland travel experience, Kate writes on the subject of rail, travel and the environment.

A keen slow traveller, Kate circumnavigated the world without planes, taking a cargo across the Atlantic with 6,000 tonnes of fruit and 40 Russian sailors, and a yacht across the Pacific. She’s camped with nomads in the Gobi desert and taken trains everywhere from Singapore to London. 

Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

A quiet revolution - How high-speed trains are transforming Europe

With little fanfare, last weekend the first passenger trains ran along the final stretch of the LGV-Est high-speed line between Paris and the Alsace. Its completion marks the end of more than a decade-long project to upgrade the track that has halved travel time between Paris and Strasbourg, brought the principal cities of eastern France within easier reach of the capital, and improved links to Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland.

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