“Rauchen Verboten” is the newest sign of the times on its trains as Switzerland recently became the latest European nation to announce its 3,000 train cars are all now smoke-free.
Trains in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Nortway and Sweden have also banned smoking. Believe it or not, according to Rail Europe, the French plan to prohibit smoking within a year on their trains. I’ll believe it when I see it (and don’t smell it). Though we did enjoy a great, smoke-free ride on the EuroStar Chunnel Train in December 2004.