Action week April 2018

6. – 15. 4. 2018

Night trains are a part of the present day transport system. The week af action will focus on, why night trains are a perfect option to travellers in Europe. What is possible? How does it work? How shall the night trains be improved?

We will use this hashtag on social medias: #nighttrain4thefuture

A week of action means that it is European coordinated actions under the same umbrella. The activities will as much as possible be published and updated here on this website. Look for the graphics here!

Switzerland: On Monday, April 9, we will hand over a letter with demands to the Minister of Environment and Transport, Doris Leuthard. It will be at 11 o’clock on the Bundesplatz, Bern, direct in Front of the Governments-Building. The letter is signed by 10 organizations and 4 parties. Title: Climate protection in concrete terms: promoting train travel instead of air travel!

Denmark: Action during the second weekend (14.-15.4.) about the possibility to use trains on long distance in Europe, and the need for a new night train from Copenhagen to both north and south. On the most busy train station Nørreport, Copenhagen. Facebook event.

Sweden: Action on Malmö C. on Saturday 7.th. about the proposal of new trains from Sweden to Germany via Denmark. Facebook event.

France: April 4th in Tarbes : Press conference 17:30, debate 18:00 and gathering in train station at 20:30 (link to press article)

Saturday 7th in Paris : Demonstration with cycling associations for night trains and bikes in trains, meeting at 2pm in front of Opera Bastille with a bike, or directly at 4:30 at Gare de l’Est (link to Facebook event)

Friday 13th in Perpignan : Discussion session about night trains and “small” railway lines at 6pm at “Le Casal”, 23 Avenue du Lycée.

Saturday 14th in Cerbère, at 3pm at the railway station.

Tuesday 17h in Toulouse : workshop at 18:30 at “Maison du vélo” (in front of train station) and gathering in train station at 20:30

Germany: Friday 6th in Hamburg at 4:00 pm – at Hamburg-Altona (pedestrian zone to Ottenser Hauptstraße). Rally for the preservation of the station Altona with car loading and night train traffic together with the citizen initiative “Prellbock Altona”; from 18 o’clock witnessing of the BTE car train Hamburg-Lörrach (probably track 10).

Friday 6th – 21:30 Hannover Hbf (track 3, at the elevator in the middle of the platform). Action to welcome the ÖBB Nightjet Hamburg-Vienna / Innsbruck.

Saturday 7th. – afternoon  Lörrach. Action of »Pro rail Dreiland« at the terminal of the Autozug in Lörrach.

Monday 9th. 18.30 at Dresden Hbf track 17, more or less in the middle of the platform. A short event to demand the re-introduction of night trains from, to and via Dresden.

Monday 9th. 20:30 at Berlin Hauptbahnhof (low, track 8 on arrival from EC 170 from Prague). Action to reintroduce the night train »Metropol« Budapest / Vienna-Prague-Berlin. Please show up at 20:30. You can’t miss the members of our group on the platform with their equipment …

Friday 13th 17:00 at Munich Central Station. Meeting and press conference of the expert group »Bürgerbahn statt Börsenbahn«

Sunday 15th 19:30 at Munich Central Station. Welcome the ÖBB Nightjet to Rome and Milan.

Austria: Monday 9th 09:45 at Vienna Central Station. Action to reintroduce the night train »Metropol« Budapest / Vienna-Prague-Berlin, organized by »System Change, not Climate Change!«

Czech Republic: 9th 15:15 at Prague Central Station (Praha hl.n.). Action to reintroduce the night train »Metropol« Budapest / Vienna-Prague-Berlin, organized by »System Change, not Climate Change!«

Spain: Thursday 12th 17:30 at Chamartin station, Madrid. Will promote the few night trains that still exist, as the Madrid-Lisboa one, and a call for restoring of the Madrid-Paris and Madrid-Barcelona night trains. Coordination between different groups of activists.

>> You may also check out the parallel German list of these actions (sorted by dates)