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Will the French rail network be axed?

A report about French financial railway sustainability from Mr. Jean-Cyril Spinetta landed 15.2. 2018 on the table of the French government. The report carries many interesting observations. The lack of money (automatic state subsidies are gone) is eminent. Like in Japan back in the 1970th.

News from the struggle in France

Rough translation of an update 16.1. 2018 on In November and December many mobilizations took place in the south and in Paris. They gave rise to a series of press articles. Congratulations in particular to the mobilization in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) and the Friends

Let the international trains to/from Spain return!

PETITION: The Trenhotel with the former nown ‘Elipsos’ brand covered the journeys Madrid-Paris (Francisco De Goya), Barcelona-Paris (Joan Miró), Barcelona-Milan (Salvador Dalí) and Barcelona-Zurich (Pau Casals). The trains disappeared on December 15 of 2013 as a consequence of the start-up that day of the new

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European night train mobilisation – Stop the closing of Paris – Nice!

Press release 12 nov 2017: Groups from many countries gathered this weekend in Perpignan, France to coordinate campaigning in favour of the night train network of Europe. Participants from climate groups, passengers federations, labor unions and other citizens groups agreed on activities for the coming

Scandinavia is suffering from no alternatives to air travel

If travelers from Scandinavia should have an environmental positive alternative to air travel to Europe it will have to include a night train – at least from Copenhagen further southward. This is the conclusion from an appeal from a large number of Scandinavian ngo’s, which

Spanish infrastructure owner will raise fees to non-highspeed trains

The Spanish institution which runs the infrastructure – Adif – has received the permission of the regulatory body – Comisión Nacional de los Mercedes y la Competencia (CNMC; National Commission on Market and Competence) – to almost triplicate the track access fees for non-highspeed trains

Danish ngo-contact to ÖBB NightJet

Meeting with Kurt Bauer, ÖBB, 27/9-2017, ÖBB Headquarter, Wien Notes by Gunnar (SustainableEnergy), Poul (Council for sustainable traffic), the last one via phone from Copenhagen. Gunnar presented the Danish situation after which Poul told about the European cooperation “Back on track”, and confirmed a meeting

Italian night train services Rome – Sicily will be reduced

Press Release FS Group: Night Rome – Sicily: merging trains, no cuts It is not true that Trenitalia is about to cancel the Intercity Night links between Sicily and Rome, as it has been written and announced in recent days by some media. From the current