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

Martijn Körvers

Flight free since 2007, avid train traveller ever since, and sleeper trains are the best of all!

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Rayna Stamboliyska

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

Andy Rear

Insurance entrepreneur and regular rail traveller

Järnvägsfrämjandet

Pro-rail organisation from Sweden

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

Trains and night trains are a really useful transport system around the world and need to expand.

Gereon tho Pesch

Studying Geography and Economics & passionate about European rail travel

Rebecca Taylor

Former MEP and a big fan of night trains

Edward Schofield

Train conductor and railway blogger