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 consortium to order night train carriages?

At the start Trains for Europe had two major questions: how could the European Union organise the procurement of a fleet of night train carriages, and how many carriages would you even need to run enough lines for which there […]

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What Germany needs to do about night trains

The governments of France, Italy and Sweden are actively thinking about how they can renew night train networks in those countries. Austrian Railways ÖBB, notably in partnership with Swiss Railways SBB, is investing heavily in new night train carriages and […]

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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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We support Trains for Europe

Katalin Cseh

Member of the European Parliament, Momentum Movement / Renew Europe, Hungary

Tristram Gräbener

IT developer, stopped flying in 2015 but doesn’t want to stop travelling

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Nils Jocher

Night trains are a fast and climate-friendly option to connect people all over Europe. We need them! Based in Basel.

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets

Sebastian Wilken

Train Tracks Blog Founder, Turku, Finland

Gracia Brückmann

Zürich based European & regular train traveller

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Järnvägsfrämjandet

Pro-rail organisation from Sweden