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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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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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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We support Trains for Europe

Martin Speer

Author, FreeInterrail / DiscoverEUInitiator, Berlin

Andy Rear

Insurance entrepreneur and regular rail traveller

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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


Passenger federation Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN, Germany

Katja Diehl

Campaigner – She Drives Mobility

Adrian Fuentes

Passionate train traveller and convinced European

Tristram Gräbener

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

Jakop Dalunde

Member of the European Parliament – Miljöpartiet, Sweden (European Greens)


Pro-rail organisation from Sweden