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All trains in Liechtenstein are international (in fact, they all serve at least three countries).

Are there any other countries with regular passenger train services where all trains are international?

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    Hmm, are we counting any kind of train or is urban mass transit/light rail excluded? If it's the latter, I think Singapore qualifies. – Zach Lipton Dec 17 '16 at 22:23
  • @ZachLipton Do you mean that the only metro/light rail in Singapore leaves the country? – gerrit Dec 17 '16 at 22:35
  • Exactly. I mean that I think Singapore has only international trains if you aren't counting mass transit. If urban mass transit does count, it has an extensive domestic network and so would not qualify. – Zach Lipton Dec 18 '16 at 0:17
  • What about Laos and Transnistria? – ach Dec 18 '16 at 19:11
  • @AndreyChernyakhovskiy Both seem to work (although of course Transnistria has a disputed states), you can add it as an answer! :) – gerrit Dec 18 '16 at 19:14
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Monaco - Monte-Carlo is the only railway station in the Principality of Monaco

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    Apparently, all trains servicing it are heading from or to Italy, so it's also at least three countries. And it's serviced by one train serving no less than 8 countries! (Monaco - Nice - Milan - Innsbruck - Vienna - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow) – gerrit Dec 17 '16 at 21:59
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    Nice. The other European micro-states don't qualify: Andorra has no railway station at all. Luxembourg does have domestic trains. Vatican seems to be unclear. – Stephan Kolassa Dec 18 '16 at 4:08
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    @gerrit Innsbruck and Vienna are in the same country :) – IanF1 Dec 18 '16 at 13:22
  • @IanF1 They are, but the train passes through Czechia en-route from Warsaw to Vienna. Poland and Austria do not share a border. – gerrit Dec 18 '16 at 18:33
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    @Oliphaunt, sure, it stops in Bohumin and Breclav. – ach Dec 19 '16 at 3:16
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Monaco (another European city-state) has only one train station.

Vatican City also has only one train station. A tourist train serviced it weekly from Italy in 2015, but it is not clear if it is still running.

  • Vatican City is not serviced by regular passenger trains, though. By "regular train traffic" I meant "regular passenger train traffic"; I should have clarified but for a travel site it should be expected this is what I meant. Monaco is good but pnuts was a couple of minutes faster (sorry). – gerrit Dec 17 '16 at 22:00
  • There was a weekly tourist train in 2015. Has it stopped? – Robert Columbia Dec 17 '16 at 22:02
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    Interesting, you should add that to your answer (I didn't know and it didn't exist last time I read the Wikipedia article) – gerrit Dec 17 '16 at 22:06
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    I wouldn't rely too much on Wikipedia here... The Trenitalia website does not know either Stazione Città del Vaticano nor Stazione Vaticana. (Nor does the Swiss railyway site, which I, ahem, trust a tiny little bit more.) – Stephan Kolassa Dec 18 '16 at 4:10
  • @StephanKolassa The Swiss railway website relies on HAFAS, and thus on Italian or Vatican authorities adding things to HAFAS. For example, in Spain it is quite incomplete, but that is not the Swiss fault. It is possible that a weekly tourist train exists but is not listed in HAFAS and not included in standard booking services (certainly museum trains aren't). – gerrit Dec 18 '16 at 11:56
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At time of writing -- but not for much longer -- the railway network in Laos consists of a single station, Thanaleng (near the capital Vientiane), which has passenger services only across the Mekong river to Nong Khai, Thailand:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanaleng_railway_station

However, in 2021 the Vientiane-Boten link across the country to China is scheduled to open, and this will have a number of domestic stations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vientiane%E2%80%93Boten_railway

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Actually all trains in Liechtenstein are Austrian (since 1872) , with locomotive / conductor change in Buch, Switzerland.

In 1970, the passport control was done (for Switzerland) by a Liechtenstein police officer who got on the train in Buch and off at the first Austrian station Feldkirch without stopping.

On request my passport was stamped with a Liechtenstein stamp.

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Since early 2018, there is passenger train service between Ethiopia and Djibouti. It appears that all trains go from Addis Ababa to Djibouti City, so all trains in both countries are effectively international trains.

However, there are at least two passenger stops in each country, so it is also possible to take this train domestically; I'm not sure whether this counts under the criteria of the question. Moreover, there are other passenger lines under construction in Ethiopia, and once these are completed and begin passenger service, there will be both domestic and international passenger trains in Ethiopia.

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