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 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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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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We support Trains for Europe

Philip Hiersemenzel

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

Siddharth Sareen

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

Sebastian Wilken

Train Tracks Blog Founder, Turku, Finland

Nils Jocher

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

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

Sony Kapoor

Oslo-based economist

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student