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German transport policy has consistently favored motorism

Germany, like the rest of Europe, has a transport sector where CO2 emissions are steadily rising and where politicians and authorities do not seem to be able to come together to do something about it. Germany’s great love relationship with motorists and the automotive industry

Stop Aviation Bailouts – Support trains as an alternative to flying!

Letter to the respective National governments before the upcoming EU meeting. The French government’s plan to support the airline industry with 15 billion euro threatens the Paris Agreement and should be rejected. Every European country and the EU must use the opportunity to support climate

Dutch initiative to support long distance trains gets full EU support

The European Commission said on Wednesday (3rd of June) that train travel should be given special attention in 2021 as part of the EU executive’s Green Deal environmental agenda, suggesting that next year should be the ‘European Year of Rail’. A new agenda should “offer

Coronavirus stops the Renfe ‘Tren-Hotel’

NEW DEVELOPMENT: There has been strong protest against the discontinuation of the last night trains i Spain, which was justified by Corona, that Renfe is now turning around and assuring that the lines will be continued. The protests ranged from passengers to associations and organisations

Support our Brussels conference in October

Back-on-Track will organize its annual conference on nighttrains this year in Brussels on 15th, 16th and 17th of October, if conditions allow, and we have agreed that this year’s will be in a new and more institutional format: Night trains were until recently the most

EU-project: Revitalisation of cross-border night trains

The European Commission has launched a tender “Pilot Project on the revitalisation of cross-border night trains”. The indicative starting date of the study is 1 September 2020. The period of the execution of the contract is 9 months. What is remarkable is the concise focus

B-o-T reaction to Swedish report on night trains

Back-on-Track, Denmarks say: Now Danish authorities has to enter the machine room – and begin with a look into our recommendations! Monday 27.4. the long awaited Swedish report on the re-introduction of Scandinavian night trains to the continent was published with three annexes. >> Find

European trains can lift the climate challenge of the future

New Danish report from Back-on-Track, Denmark European railways need to get out of their sleep and will, by 2030, be able lift much more of passenger transport at distances up to 1,200 km. The railway companies cannot do this alone. They must be helped by

European Passengers Federation positive position on Night Trains

EPF is an association of passenger organisations and organisations promoting sustainable mobility committed to improving standards on public transport and long distance international rail services in Europe. After preparations involving the many members was a ‘position paper’ released 14.4. 2020. During the last decade, European

Don’t bail out aviation without conditions

Air industry is these days begging governments for unconditional financial support to get through the Covid19 crisis. Since WW2 the industry has made fortunes without paying fuel taxes and VAT. And they have not accepted international guidelines to reduce their dramatic climate impact. Now it