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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Summer update – there’s a lot going on behind the scenes!

Trains for Europe has been running in public for a couple of months now, and wow, what progress we have managed to make already! Above all we have been speaking to all sorts of people about our plans – people […]

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The German passenger federation PRO BAHN supports the Trains for Europe initiative

Without the central procurement of night trains, the desired goals of the EU commission are not attainable. This centralized procurement enables old players and new entrants to quickly acquire new night train units to match the growing demand. At the […]

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Trains for Europe gets a mention on France24 television debate about night trains

France24 English’s “Talking Europe” show discussed night trains in Europe this week, with Catherine Nicholson moderating a discussion with MEPs Jakop Dalunde (Greens-EFA, Sweden) and Marian-Jean Marinescu (EPP, Romania). Given that Jakop is one of the MEPs who already supports […]

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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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We support Trains for Europe

Rayna Stamboliyska

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

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

The Mobility Heroes

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

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets

Katalin Cseh

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

Siddharth Sareen

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

Peter Cornelius

Political campaigning for night trains is needed! Based in Berlin

Nils Jocher

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