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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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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Revival of the Trans Europ Express (TEE) – these plans are going to need some new trains

Nostalgia is important in railways. Families and enthusiasts alike visit heritage railways, and railway companies across Europe try to motivate passengers to take trains today using symbolism of the past. And there is no symbolism stronger in cross-border rail in […]

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Thank you MEPs Delli and Cuffe for thinking of night trains as part of smart mobility in the EU

The European Parliament is currently debating an own-initiative report about a Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy for the EU – the whole legislative dossier is here, and German S&D MEP Ismail Ertug is the Rapporteur. MEPs – perhaps all of […]

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“Rail at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility” – Council of the EU conclusions offer scope for night train investment

The Council of the European Union today adopted Council Conclusions on railways, entitled “Rail at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility” – you can read the press story about this, quoting Portugal’s transport minister here. The full conclusions are […]

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It’s a night train, but not as we know it – Arriva has plans

A night train? In the Netherlands? Not the news we had expected to read. But here is the boss of Arriva Netherlands Anne Hettinga arguing for exactly that in an interview with NRC Handelsblad. The story was likewise covered by […]

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We support Trains for Europe

The Mobility Heroes

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

Tristram Gräbener

IT developer, stopped flying in 2015 but doesn’t want to stop travelling

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Karen Melchior

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

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

Philip Hiersemenzel

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

Katalin Cseh

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

Rebecca Taylor

Former MEP and a big fan of night trains

Sebastian Wilken

Train Tracks Blog Founder, Turku, Finland