Rhone. How far can you go in 5 hours by train from Lyon?
Here is a good example of the type of applications that can be developed by exploiting data accessible by everyone. The chronotrains-eu cardput online on July 29 on Twitter by its creator, allows you to see how far you can go in a maximum of 5 hours by train, departing from any station in Europe.
From Lyon Part Dieuwe can reach the extreme north of Belgiumwithout however being able to cross the border with the Netherlands. Luxembourg remains out of reach, but we can visit our German neighbors. ZürichFr Swissand MilanoFr Italy, are also accessible. On the south side, we just put one foot in Spaina Girona.
Brussels, but not Aurillac!
As far as France is concerned, we can go fromAmiens a reindeerof Strasbourg a monacoand of Bordeaux a ToulousePassing by Perpignan. Nevertheless, a majority from the southwest remains inaccessible. Beyond the simple gadget, the application allows to better realize the territorial network. It is thus amusing to note that one can join Brussels in 5 hours, but not Aurillac.
The data does not change drastically from Lyon Saint-Exuperybut we note all the same that fewer destinations are accessible than from God’s Part.
All starting points are possible, the map allowing you to click on any station in Europe: thus Villefranche sur Saonewe can go up to Torinoof Tararewe reach Calais-Fréthin (but not Calais City), and since Oullinswe can reach spain and the city of Figueres Vilafant.
To have fun, you too, with this well-designed interactive map, follow this link