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Alternatives to airplanes in Europe are trains

To a public meeting 11.4. 2019 Back-on-Track activist Poul Kattler from Denmark presented why night trains in particular is the way to reduce air traffic in Europe. You may get inspired to your presentations from this one. >> Look at it as pdf >> Or

We want a train union to facilitate travel in Europe

By EU Parliament candidates Alice Bah Kuhnke (MP), Jakop Dalunde (MP) and Pär Holmgren (MP): Published in Swedish newspaper DN on 13.4. 2019 The Green Party goes to elections on a historic railway reform: the realization of a European train union. We need to make

Report from seminar in the European Parliament on March 19, 2019

The seminar was organized by the British parliamentarians Molly Scott Carto from the Greens and Lucy Anderson from Labour. Their main focus was the need to reduce air traffic and the failure of the EU to do so. Mira Kapfinger from Stay grounded took part

A change to get involved and heard

Why should your country and region not hear about the opportunities of climate friendly transport? A positive wave is observed in countries like Switzerland, Holland, Denmark and Sweden, where a trend is on the move against flying and for rail transport and night trains. Maybe

Stay Grounded Conference: Degrowth of Aviation

Our good friends with “Stay Grounded” are organizing a conference in Barcelona, 11.-14. of July. The conference will be flight-free, which is why several sessions will involve online participation for those who live too far away. The conference will mainly be hold in English, with

Energy-Agency: Railways has a great future in respect of energy reductions

IEA has just released a long report about railways worldwide. The transport sector is responsible for more than half of global oil demand and around one-quarter of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. Therefore changes in transportation are fundamental to achieving energy transitions globally. Yet

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Nightjet 2019 and 2022

It is very natural to be courious about what ÖBB Nightjet is doing these days, and what is their future plans. Some tables are borrowed from the German Eisenbahn Kurier 2/2019. Here is the various lines, where Nightjet and partners operates in 2019: And here

New Swedish Government will procure night trains to Europe

From the new Swedish Government agreement between Socialdemocrates, the Center-party and the Green Extend the infrastructure – connect Sweden with trains that go on time The decided national plan for infrastructure 2018–2029 with investments in roads and railways across the country of SEK 700 billion