How about that: train arrives five days ahead of schedule

There’s a new direct rail service between China and Hamburg, Germany, which is suppose to take a whopping 20 days. But the maiden trip happened to finish five days ahead of schedule. Whoops.

After all that we’ve heard about airport delays, perhaps trains may be making a comeback. And to think, this particular voyage wasn’t even a stunt. Unfortunately, from what I gather, the service will be only for freighters. No passenger service is planned at this time, which means the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from Moscow to China, is still the longest single journey by train (You can start in London, but that technically doesn’t count).

I did, however, find a guy who managed to travel from Southeast Asia to Scandinavia using only trains.