How far to go by train in 5 hours?  - Companies

How far to go by train in 5 hours? – Companies

The railway app of the summer? Chronotrains allows you to see where to arrive by train in a few hours, station by station, in Europe.

A trendy little app, in these times when the train seems much more virtuous than the plane or the car. It allows you to see on a map all the destinations accessible by train within 5 hours, with or without a reasonable connection (within 20 minutes). It is called Chronotrains.

A trendy little app, in these times when the train seems much more virtuous than the plane or the car. It allows you to see on a map all the destinations accessible by train within 5 hours, with or without a reasonable connection (within 20 minutes). It’s called Chronotrains.Bruxelles-Midi and GedinneThe idea was developed by Benjamin Tran Dinh, a French software engineer. From Brussels-Midi, the radius is important, since you can easily go anywhere in the Netherlands, London and even as far as Marseille when a direct TGV takes you there. But from Gedinne, in the south of Namur, only Belgium, the Grand Duchy and a few German localities remain accessible within the same period. The big cities are very well connected (Li├Ęge, Ghent, Antwerp, etc.).Isochronous mapThe application is graphic, it represents the map of Europe with the localities equipped with a station. After having chosen the starting point with the mouse of the computer (or the pointer of the tablet), the reachable zones are displayed in the form of colored zones (isochrone map), which makes it possible to distinguish the places reachable in 1 , 2, 3, 4 or 5 hours maximum. In red, these are the points that can be reached by train in a maximum of one hour, in light yellow for the zones up to 5 hours away. Purely indicativeChronotrains is purely indicative. Benjamin Tran Dinh indicates, in a comment on the web that he used the train timetables for a departure at 10 am on July 20, specifying that there may be small failures (trains not taken into account). The result is already very interesting. For the app to be truly operational, day-by-day timetables should be integrated into it, the user should then, in addition to the place of departure, indicate the date.Benjamin Tran Dinh explains in his app that he was inspired from Direct Bahn Guru, a map app that links to the German State Railways (DB) booking site.

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