Schedule of the "Climate Train"

The tables below and the map on the back page should help to clarify how the journey and conferences fitted together. The first table shows dates, events, and duration for the largest group starting from London. The second table shows how other people joined this group.

Date

Event

No People

Duration

7th Nov

Train London -Brussels (via channel tunnel)

9

3 hrs

7th Nov

Train Brussels-Berlin

10 (+1 via Vienna)

10 hrs(1 night)

8th Nov

Meeting in Berlin (+ecotour)

30 appx

1 day

8th Nov

Train Berlin-Warsaw

16

7hrs (1 night)

9th Nov

Meeting in Warsaw (+tour and action)

50 appx

half day

9th Nov

Train Warsaw-Moscow

17

20 hrs (1 night)

10th-12th Nov

Moscow Press Conference, Discussion with NGOs, Planning workshops

60 appx

2 days / nights

12th Nov

Train Moscow-Novosibirsk

28

48 hrs (2 nights)

14th-16th Nov

Novosibirsk Conference 15th-17th Nov (organised

80 appx

2 days / nights

16th Nov

Train Novosibirsk-Irkutsk

33

36 hrs (2 nights)

18th Nov

Train Irkutsk - Zabaikalsk

33

24 hrs (1 night)

19th Nov

waiting at the Russian-Chinese border

33

8 hrs

19th Nov

Train Manzhouli -Beijing

33

32 hrs (2 nights)

21st-23rd Nov

Beijing - 1st day: obtaining Japanese visas

2nd day: Conference (Agrometeorological Institute)

3rd day: Meet "Friends of Nature", buy action materials, tourism

36 our group

60 appx at conf

3 days / nights

24th Nov

Bus Beijing-Tianjin port

32 (4 no visa yet)

3 hrs

24th Nov

Ferry Tianjin- Kobe via Bohai Sea, Inland sea of Japan

32

52 hrs (2 nights)

26th Nov

Welcome party Kobe (genki temporary village)

appx 100

evening / night

27th-29th Nov

Bicycles Kobe-Kyoto (fast and slow groups, also some by train) Visits to local groups in Kobe and Osaka.

appx 50 cycling

10 by train

3 days /nights (not all cycling!)

30th Nov

All arrived Kyoto. Planning, registration etc.

36 our group

1 day /night

1st-10 Dec

COP3 Kyoto: many activities see report

36 our group

10 days / nights

11th Dec

Trains Kyoto-Kobe port

29

2 hrs

11th Dec

Ferry Kobe-Tianjin

29 (+3 via Korea)

55 hrs

13th Dec

Bus Tianjin port - Tianjin

29

2 hrs

13th Dec

Train Tianjin-Moscow

1 to Krasnoyarsk, 4 to Novosibirsk

17 to Moscow

6 days/nights to Moscow

19th Dec

Overnight stay in Moscow

16

1 night

20th Dec

Trains home by various routes to arrive before Christmas

16

2-3 days /nights

Table to show other routes (all by train / boat unless otherwise indicated)

Starting from

Join main group

No

Notes / Deviations from main group route

London (4), Norwich (3), Bath (1), York (1)

London

9

1 Brussels to Moscow via Vienna to get Russian visa

1 return to Madrid, 1 return from China via central Asia, 3 return from China via Siberia several months later.

Paris, Madrid

Brussels

2

Paris to Moscow only then return, Madrid to Warsaw only then return

Munich (2), Hamburg (2), Köln, Amsterdam

Berlin

6

2 return via Korea, China and Siberia, 3 flew home (not part of CT budget!)

Warsaw

Warsaw

1

 

Helsinki, Tampere, Budapest (2), Bucharest, Zagreb, Kharkov (2), Kiev, Tiblisi (2), Moscow

Moscow

12

2 flew Tbilisi<=>Moscow due to civil war on train route, 1 (from Kiev) had to fly Beijing-Osaka due to visa problem

1 (from Zagreb) return via Siberia later, 1 (from Helsinki) return via Korea, China, USA (plane).

1 (from Moscow) to Novosibirsk only then return

Khanti-Massisk, Gorno-Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk (3)

Novosibirsk

6

1 flew home to Khanti-Massisk due to urgent unexpected government meeting

Beijing (3)

Beijing

3

flew Beijing to Osaka due to visa problems, return on ferry

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