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Just to reinforce any lingering cultural stereotypes that you might have had about our cousins on the Rhine; when you get a chance, head over to Bahn.de, where, no word of a lie, it's actually quicker to plan your rail journeys... in the UK.
I'm not joking. Above's the screen for when you plug in a short hop from London to Oxford. Click on the image for full details. When I tried to enter a similar journey on National Rail, from Berlin to Hamburg, it asked me whether I meant Bodmin Parkway to Ardrossan Harbour.
Thanks to Ms Malice for the tip, who I believe is currently running round the Fatherland as we write.
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