The campaign to scale up night trains

Too few night trains run in Europe right now. Our demand: that the EU organise the procurement of a new fleet of night trains. This will allow cross-border overnight services to be swiftly scaled up.

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A different solution for night trains – a flexible leasing and operations company?

From the start of this Trains for Europe campaign I have argued that the absence of enough couchette cars and sleeping cars is the main constraint on the expansion of night train services. You cannot run more trains unless you […]

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The research for #CrossBorderRail has concluded – conclusions and an event

The main Trains for Europe site has been rather quiet over the past few months as I have been running a dedicated project about cross border railways in the EU entitled #CrossBorderRail – and most of the daily reporting on […]

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Main Trains for Europe campaign on pause until August 2022 – updates until then on #CrossBorderRail site

The #CrossBorderRail project that I am running as part of my wider Trains for Europe advocacy work has taken on a life of its own, and hence I am putting the main Trains for Europe site on pause between now […]

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#CrossBorderRail – a new Trains for Europe project

When I launched Trains for Europe close to a year ago, my key demand was that the European Union organises the procurement of a fleet of new night trains. To me that this is the key to improving the provision […]

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Night trains, scale and standardisation

I listened in to the Back on Track Belgium conference last week, and the founder of a startup night train company said something interesting. “The reason we are against things like night train rolling stock pools,” he stated, “is that […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Gracia Brückmann

Zürich based European & regular train traveller

Katja Diehl

Campaigner – She Drives Mobility

Rayna Stamboliyska

Policy and cybersecurity specialist, writer and all-time train lover

Tim Pritlove

Podcaster, Berlin

Sebastian Wilken

Train Tracks Blog Founder, Turku, Finland

PRO BAHN

Passenger federation Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN, Germany

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Karen Melchior

Member of the European Parliament – Radikale Venstre, Denmark (Renew Europe)

Siddharth Sareen

Having travelled 300,000+ kilometres by train on three continents, I want better options in Europe!