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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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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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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We support Trains for Europe

Sony Kapoor

Oslo-based economist

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg

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

Rebecca Taylor

Former MEP and a big fan of night trains

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

Tim Pritlove

Podcaster, Berlin

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Edward Schofield

Train conductor and railway blogger

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Rayna Stamboliyska

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

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets