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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Djebbari announces a “Trains for France” – a missed opportunity

Plans for the rejuvenation of night trains in France are proceeding – the news this morning from France’s Minister of Transport is that new routes with new rolling stock will be launched in the period 2026-2030. You can read more […]

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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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We support Trains for Europe

Katja Diehl

Campaigner – She Drives Mobility

Järnvägsfrämjandet

Pro-rail organisation from Sweden

Noam Schaulin

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

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Tim Pritlove

Podcaster, Berlin

Gracia Brückmann

Zürich based European & regular train traveller

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

Siddharth Sareen

Having travelled 300,000+ kilometres by train on three continents, I want better options in Europe!