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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Where we stand with the need to order new night trains: the EU, every government, every operator assessed

When we started the Trains for Europe in mid-2021, our demand was that the European Union organises the procurement of a fleet of new night trains. Now – 8 months on – it is time to take stock of what […]

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Night trains to/from Berlin

We’ve been invited to present at an event in February about night train services to and from Berlin, the city where our campaign is based. That has led to some interesting reflections – rather than seeing the complete picture of […]

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Where is the ambition in the provision of international night trains?

When I started the Trains for Europe project a little over 6 months ago, I had identified the key problem – that the main barrier to scaling up night trains in Europe was the absence of the trains themselves. To […]

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A look ahead – what’s in store for night trains in Europe in 2022?

It’s a new year and it’s time to look forward. Here at Trains for Europe we’ve looked into the crystal ball and in this post are going to have a look at what’s coming up in the next 12 months […]

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European Commission action plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail – a glass half full

Last week the European Commission published its long awaited “Action plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail” – you can download the 18 page PDF document here, and there is also a summary of the proposals here. The […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Jakop Dalunde

Member of the European Parliament – Miljöpartiet, Sweden (European Greens)

No Fly Travel Club

As a responsible travel business, we believe rail travel is the only way to make travel truly green

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg

Member of the European Parliament – Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Germany (European Greens)

Kendra Stenberg

A European citizen who cares for the planet

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Noam Schaulin

Politically active traffic planning student and passionate night train traveler. Basel, Switzerland

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Jordan Maris

Auvergnat and Student at the College of Europe, Bruges

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Philip Hiersemenzel

Energy expert and Bundestag candidate 2021 for the German Green Party, Berlin