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Celebration in Berlin and other places: New night train from 9.12.

Back-on-Track has decided that we in cooperation with other train friends will make parties in Berlin, Wroclaw, Frankfurt (Oder) and Vienna in relation to the new night train. Events will take place both Sunday evening and Monday morning. > Have a look at pictures Berlin, Sunday

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

Political appeal together with handing over 40.000 signatures

At 21.11. approx. 40.000 signatures will be handed over in Copenhagen to the Parliament’s Traffic Committee. Al these signatures are collected primarily in Denmark and Sweden over the summer of 2018. Se here. Together with the signatures we will add some requests, which are not too

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

Finally can ÖBB place an order of 13 sets brand new NightJets

It has been known for long, that ÖBB was about to renovate older stock into a next generation couchettes/liegewagen. And that they were about to order brand new cars to their NightJet services (Italy is changing their technical standard in the tunnels – old stock