A number of threads (including some I've posted on) in this International Transport section, and elsewhere on the forums, have touched on - in various ways and to various degrees - connections between trains and ferries. (So, I'm not thinking just specifically of train ferries which carry rail vehicles on them.) Given the need (in my view!) for surface transport to take over from most air transport within Europe, I'm interested in attempts to improve or reintroduce links between trains and ferries, of the sort which used to be more common. (Rare current examples of a pretty easy link in the UK are at Harwich PQ, to Hook of Holland, and at Portsmouth Harbour station, to Ryde Pierhead.) Given geography, this need applies especially (though not exclusively) to these islands off the north-west coast of Europe - both within these islands and connecting to mainland Europe. I realise that some ideas about this might be best in a Speculative Ideas thread, but some proposals which might seem far-fetched now could seem inevitable once they're in place and we're used to them. Over to the rest of you.