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 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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BaWü Transport Minister Hermann is right – “rail isn’t always a viable alternative” – not yet anyway

How Germany makes the transition to a carbon neutral economy is becoming a major topic in the election campaign for September’s Bundestag election. The extent to which banning or stopping certain behaviours is legitimate, or whether persuading people to change […]

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Von der Leyen promises €85bn for sustainable transport – night train rolling stock would be an ideal use for it!

Speaking in the European Parliament earlier this week, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen set out some details of European Union Member States’ post-COVID national recovery and resilience plans, and gave some details of the scale of […]

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More innovation in fast freight than in fast night trains in Italy, and new night trains with seats only in Germany

Back in 2018, Trenitalia began an experiment called “Mercitalia Fast” – using a converted ETR-500 300km/h high speed train to convey light freight at high speed. You can read more about the project here. Now Trenitalia has announced a new […]

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We’re live

For years I have made pretty much every long distance trip I can by train. Conference in Iași? Sure, train via Ukraine to get there. Teaching in Geneva? Night train back to Berlin. Holiday in the Balkans? I’m the one […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Katalin Cseh

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

Kendra Stenberg

A European citizen who cares for the planet

Alex Burrows

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (University of Birmingham)

Karen Melchior

Member of the European Parliament – Radikale Venstre, Denmark (Renew Europe)

Nils Jocher

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

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

Rebecca Taylor

Former MEP and a big fan of night trains

Sebastian Wilken

Train Tracks Blog Founder, Turku, Finland

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin