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.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
#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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More