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Launch of the Association OBJECTIF TRAIN DE NUIT

We have recieved this press release: “Together for night trains all over Europe” On June 7, 2019 at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, committed citizens, entrepreneurs and elected officials launched an association to revitalize night trains in Europe. In a context where no one

Ending the tax exemption on aviation fuel in Europe

Climate change, growing air pollution, and yet aviation emissions are increasing dramatically, year after year. This is because plane tickets prices are very appealing due to unjustified tax advantages for the aviation industry, while train tickets remain considerably more expensive. You are not the only

Petition: Belgium to be served by night trains in the future

It is now more than 15 years in Belgium that the last night train left the station of Brussels never to return. This mode of transport, used by many generations in the twentieth century and synonymous with great trips and holidays, has found a renewed

Trains puts French domestic planes out of business

Air France will lay-off 465 domestic ground staff and reduce by 15% its short-haul capacity. The decision comes following the airline’s new goals to cope with the competitive nature of the transport industry in Europe. (…) The airline conceded that two main things were causing

Through Europe by night train

Always a little bit of traveling Saturday, May 18, 2019 – dS Magazine Tekst and photos Teun De Voeght The night trains have been connecting the largest European cities with each other for more than a hundred years, while the passengers quietly doze off without

6 major left parties in EU-election demands better trains

In a joint editorial from six of the major left-wing parties, including the Danish Enhedslisten, printed in the Danish daily Information d. 24.4. 2019, the parties argue that transport in Europe must be changed. They write: Reducing CO2 emissions within the European transport sector is

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