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List of European Night Trains

The list is not complete, contributions and corrections are received with thank! Regarding subsidies: Except the Russian trains, all cross border trains are (partly) operating on “free traffic”. Domestic Night trains are mostly subsidized, but not all. No private operators (except UK) are subsidized. The

Bike carriage on long-distance trains

The European Cyclist’ Federation has made a collection of good practice examples from across Europe that give cyclists a smile: BIKE AND TRAIN: GETTING MORE PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH 7 SIMPLE STEPS It is possible to get more people to use long-distance and international rail services

From the hearing at German Bundestag 15.2. 2017

The word which could be heard most was »co-operation«. DB wants to cooperate with ÖBB, ÖBB wants to cooperate with DB, and everybody emphasized that night trains only work when various train companies cooperate. ÖBB is very happy with their new night trains and say

EU Commission stand on the issue of night trains

Based upon a question from a number of Danish NGO’s last summer the EU Commission has provided an answer, which rather clear shows political ways to promote night trains in EU. Now the answer from October 2016 is translated to English and German. Here are the

1st Victory: The Paris-Port Bou will continue in 2017!

DEC 26, 2016 The Occitania Region has announced that it has reached an agreement with the French State to maintain the Paris-Port Bou night train. SNCF has been ordered to resume operations. The mobilization of users, trade unions and elected representatives has shown that the

Night trains saved – so far – in Sweden

Swedish Tourist Association is giving this good news from the far North: Swedish Transport Administration announced a few days ago that the two night trains will continue to go to northern Sweden until 2020. Each day, each way. This is something we have worked for

Last night on the job on CityNightLine

Holstein gets out SPIEGEL ONLINE’s feature The German Railways no longer wants night trains. The Austrian Federal Railways take over the material, but not the people. The remaining people are such ones as train attendant Joachim Holstein. SPIEGEL was following him on the last ride

Night trains in Europe at the lowest level in 100 years

Presentation in Berlin before the demonstration at the Main Railway station when the last German CityNightLine departed. Presented by Poul Kattler, Denmark: It is time to make a status from our fight. We are an interesting mix of individuals and organisations among Users Recent and