The Mobility Heroes is a consultancy firm dedicated to removing barriers to sustainable travel
Night trains can make an important contribution to better mobility choices, by offering an alternative to short-haul flights or cars. Rolling stock is a massive sticking point : for private or public initiatives to flourish, access to affordable carriages is a necessity. Operators will also need flexibility to allow for the high seasonality of the tourism trade. Lastly, any initiative will need to be agile and have leeway for experimentation, given that much has changed in people’s conception of comfort and privacy and much will change again within the lifespan of a rail carriage.