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Loss of EuroNight Metropol

As rail users, and promoters of rail travel, we are very concerned at the proposed cutting of the Metropol night train between Berlin and Prague and between Breclav and Vienna. This news comes at a time when, in some parts of Europe, investment is taking

Night trains in France

Many have asked for an update, here it is. – a daily two-branch train links Paris Austerlitz to Briançon (southern Alps) and Nice. The branch to Nice is supposed to be cut down at the service change of december 2017. The branch to Briançon will

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DEBATE IN THE EU PARLIAMENT ON NIGHT TRAINS

It came to 45 minutes presentation and debate in the TRAN Committee on the 20.6. 2017. Follow this link to listen to the debate. Select your language, and start at 01 hour15 min. http://web.ep.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/170620-0900-committee-tran Mr. D. Dunmore presented very short the findings from the report.

Action week for night trains in France

– from June 29th to July 8th. Assistance outside France is needed, see later. – June 29th in Toulouse : a demonstration for public rail service (not only night trains) – likely June 30th in Paris : demonstration for the (maybe) last departure of the

Bikes with the long distance trains

The last days has brought a demonstration in Paris to promote space for bikes in the Thalys HST. And then a demonstration in Zürich to promote more space for bikes in the ÖBB NightJet trains. On June 7th, an action with bikes took place in front

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German ruling parties turns around – better late than never!

There is a little revolution happening in Germany: the “big coalition” of christ democrats and social democrats in Germany is now lobbying for the night trains. They wrote a movement for “cooperation models” which you find attached (unfortunately in German only), and they want better

THE END OF THE LINE – we don’t think so!

Proposals in relation to the TRAN report “Passengers night trains in Europe-the end of the line?” TIME TO STUDY A CLIMATE FRIENDLY ALL EUROPEAN NIGHT TRAIN NETWORK   and HALT NATIONALISM AND AIR SUBSIDIES – CREATE A EUROPEAN NIGHT TRAIN NETWORK A group of consultants

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

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EU Commissioner Bulc not very well informed about night trains

Inspired from a question and answer last year German MEP Fabio de Masi have asked the commisioner this (26.1. 2017): In which EU Member States do national or regional governments support (international) night train connections through various types of subsidies, and is it possible to find

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