All posts by Poul

42,000 want the night train back

23.11. 2018: Article from the largest Danish newspaper Politiken by Sune Højrup Bencke (original in Danish, translated by Back-on-Track) 3.12. 2018: Editorial from the same newspaper (lower area of this article) The Back-on-Track organization has today delivered a huge bunch of signatures to the Transport,

EU-Parliament votes for improved passenger rights

Improvements are made from the draft proposal made to the EU-parliament, and now it looks much better. Both better compensations in case of train delays, same help and compensation if there is a travel chain (but more than one ticket), space for bicycles and better options

No travel chain between NightJet and connecting train

I was debated in March and April 2018 what could become the consequence of poor cooperation between train operators, when travellers from June 2018 could not buy one ticket including all the journey, lets say Copenhagen – Zürich via Hamburg,  with the use of NightJet

Renovation of old French couchette fleet

The French transport minister talked about the night trains this week, and announced that she would give 30 million € to revamp the couchette carriages, in order to keep them running after 2020 ! This is a great victory ! Two months ago, we were

New optimism: EN Metropol is back!

The old Metropol train via Dresden and Prague was discontinued, and it looked like the too known degradation of European night train lines. And now it is real, the combination-train north-south in Eastern Europe has returned like the Bird Phoenix. The train will run every day

Law court stops relocation of Hamburg Altona station

The Higher Administrative Court of Hamburg has granted an urgent application against the relocation of the long-distance railway station Hamburg-Altona! It justified the decision with the unclear future of the car loading terminal! These are two reasons to celebrate. Because now DB must commit itself