The morning of Monday 4th July was bright and sunny as we arrived at Berlin Haputbahnhof for our train home. I was in a bright and sunny mood. After three nights in Amsterdam and a further three nights in Berlin, we were capping our trip with an epic train journey home.
From Berlin we would take the 10:46 train to Cologne. Then the 15:40 from Cologne to Brussels. Then the 18:56 from Brussels to London. Which should arrive in London at 19:57 – plenty of time for a leisurely stroll up the Euston Road to get the 21:07 London Euston to Liverpool, depositing me in my home city just after half past eleven. That is 14 hours, covering 800 miles.
Today I am attempting to get from Berlin to Liverpool all in one day. There are a couple of tight connections along the way, so I hope the railway gods are smiling.
The long journey home began at Berlin Hauptbahnhof at 10:46, with ICE650 to Cologne. pic.twitter.com/PygsaVo9J7
— Robert Hampton (@Hampo) July 4, 2022
The railway gods were not smiling.