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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

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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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. 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