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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Subsidise night train services? Or sort out the market conditions to enable night trains to run?

Back in September 2020, Swedish transport authority Trafikverket sought to award contracts to run two international night trains from summer 2022 – Stockholm-Hamburg and Malmö-Bruxelles. Sweden’s state owned railway firm SJ won the contract to run Stockholm-Hamburg (with rolling stock provided […]

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The next problem for night trains in Netherlands: the locomotives are too heavy (or the track too unstable)

We’ve previously examined the headaches finding rolling stock (i.e. carriages) for the new Zürich – Amsterdam NightJet that will run from December this year, but now another problem has come to light – the locomotives, and specifically that they are […]

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Trains for Europe is now a MitOst e.V. Campaign

From the very start Trains for Europe needed to be a nimble and flexible campaign, and that meant partnering with an organisation to give Trains for Europe a legal structure, and to be able to do book-keeping and allow online […]

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An Iberian interrail adventure lacking night trains

Milan Marcus spent the summer doing some research for Trains for Europe on the market potential of possible night train routes. He also travelled by rail for two weeks from Germany to Portugal and back on an interrail pass. This […]

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A swift assessment of the German Grüne’s night train plans

The German Bundestag election is taking place 26th September, and yesterday a group of Members of the Bundestag (MdBs) and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Grüne (Green Party) released a new map and paper about their plans for […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Adrian Fuentes

Passionate train traveller and convinced European

Rayna Stamboliyska

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

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Peter Cornelius

Political campaigning for night trains is needed! Based in Berlin

Martijn Körvers

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

The Mobility Heroes

The Mobility Heroes is a consultancy firm dedicated to removing barriers to sustainable travel

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Richard Hunt

Retired advertising executive, regular night sleeper customer, based in Prague

Andy Rear

Insurance entrepreneur and regular rail traveller