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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What’s an appropriate level of ambition for a project about night trains in Europe?

My earlier post about new night train company Midnight Trains has drawn quite some critique – that having ambitious goals is all very well (people even cited Elon Musk), and that even including a Paris-Edinburgh train in the plans is […]

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Midnight Trains – we wish them well, but where are the carriages needed going to come from?

A new night train company has launched today. Paris-based Midnight Trains has launched with a very slick website, and promises a deluxe night train experience – private compartments with showers. The renderings are all soft furnishings and are akin to […]

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Rolling stock for a new night train: even SBB and ÖBB have plenty of difficulties

As we reported yesterday, Swiss railways SBB are keen to increase their night train offer. But they, like every other player in this market, have the same rolling stock problems to overcome as anyone else. In this post we are […]

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SBB boss Vincent Ducrot talks about the future of night trains to/from Switzerland

Tagesanzeiger Sonntagszeitung features a long interview with boss of Swiss Railways SBB Vincent Ducrot – you can read the whole interview here (free registration required). The headline strikes us as slightly off. “Nachtzüge werden nie profitabel sein” “Night trains will never […]

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The future of night trains in Iberia

Trains for Europe – at least initially – focuses on night trains on standard gauge lines in Europe. That means that for the Iberian peninsula different solutions are needed. In this guest post, João Cunha explains the current situation with […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Siddharth Sareen

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

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Gereon tho Pesch

Studying Geography and Economics & passionate about European rail travel

Katja Diehl

Campaigner – She Drives Mobility

Katalin Cseh

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

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg

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

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

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.

Järnvägsfrämjandet

Pro-rail organisation from Sweden