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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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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France’s PM Castex takes the re-introduced night train Paris-Nice, but it’s hardly comfortable!

After a three year absence, the Paris-Nice Night Train is back. The first service ran last night with an important passenger on board – French Prime Minister Jean Castex. He even made the welcome on board announcement to passengers: Longue […]

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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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We support Trains for Europe

Richard Hunt

Retired advertising executive, regular night sleeper customer, based in Prague

Tim Pritlove

Podcaster, Berlin

Tatiana Metcalf-Riener

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


Pro-rail organisation from Sweden

Andy Rear

Insurance entrepreneur and regular rail traveller

Philip Hiersemenzel

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

The Mobility Heroes

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


Passenger federation Fahrgastverband PRO BAHN, Germany

Alex Burrows

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

Janet Anscombe

Retired university lecturer (Classics & Ancient History)