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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Germany’s Transport Ministry makes the case for a European rolling stock pool

On 17 May Germany’s Ministry of for Transport and Digital Infrastructure held its Schienengipfel (Rail Summit) in Berlin. The centre piece of the event was a renewed commitment to speeding up Berlin – Dresden – Prague – Vienna connections, but an […]

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French Ministry of the Ecological Transition report on night trains – focus on both French and international routes

The Ministère de la Transition écologique (Ministry of the Ecological Transition) in France has released a new report entitled ÉTUDE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT DE NOUVELLES LIGNES DE TRAINS D’ÉQUILIBRE DU TERRITOIRE (TET) (STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TERRITORY BALANCE TRAIN […]

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RailPro diagnoses the challenges for new operators trying to enter the long distance rail market

Dutch Publication RailPro has written an interesting piece entitled What are the biggest barriers for new entrants on the international train market? There is also a version of the same post in Dutch here. The piece does not distinguish between […]

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Detailed night train research from Oui au train de nuit

The French campaign group Oui au train de nuit has produced some of the most detailed research about the opportunities for night trains – understandably with the focus on routes within France, and between France and its neighbours. Its first […]

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EIB electric buses funding model the way forward to finance night train stock?

In January 2021, the European Investment Bank and Banque des Territoires launched a Clean Buses Platform – a mechanism through which public transport operators in France have access to up to €100 million to procure electric buses. A similar mechanism […]

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We support Trains for Europe

Gracia Brückmann

Zürich based European & regular train traveller

Mark Smith

Rail Expert – The Man in Seat 61

Germanwatch

Environment research NGO, Berlin

Sony Kapoor

Oslo-based economist

Pedro Martins

Portuguese electrical engineering student

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)

PRO BAHN

Passenger federation Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN, Germany

No Fly Travel Club

As a responsible travel business, we believe rail travel is the only way to make travel truly green

Katja Diehl

Campaigner – She Drives Mobility

Gergő Illés

Young European railway enthusiast, currently researching Central European railway markets