Lucky enough, I was taking a couple of different trains trotting along the Douro river from Porto to Pocinho – today’s last station to be reached by train on the so-called Linha do Douro.
In Régua and Pocinho you’ll be finding some old locomotives dating back to the twenties. This part also offers the most spectacular sights and during the summer season you can take the historical train CP 0186 to Tua and back:
There is an article about this trip in the fourth edition of Der Passagier, that was available as of June 30, 2022 at german, swiss and austrian train stations as well as selected super markets.
Available online as of now and valid from June 1 to August 30, 2022, the 9 €-ticket allows you to take any local or regional train like RB or RE across Germany as well as most public transport in cities such as U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus and tram. Of course this doesn’t include IR, IC, EC, ICE or other high speed trains etc.
Conditions are frequently updated on the DB website. It can be bought online on VGN– and DB websites. The 9 €-ticket ticket is valid one calendar month – so just get three and enjoy the summer!
The brand new german travel magazine “Der Passagier” (“The passenger”) specializing on train travels has released it’s second issue focusing on travelling by train in winter on Thursday, December 16, 2021. You will find two contributions by me, namely: