Conference in Brussels 2020; postponed

Back-on-Track will organize our annual conference on nighttrains this time in Brussels. It was set on 15th, 16th and 17th of October.

Due to the Corona situation in Belgium, it seems not possible to carry on with exactly that arrangement. We will most likely convert some events with (by-invitation-only) webinars on 16th and 17th of October, and try to carry out the full and physical program some months later.

Night trains were until recently the most common means for intra-European transport. However for ecological as well as resilience reasons, we need to put them back at the heart of our long distance mobility on our continent. This conference will allow specialists (BOT members, MEPs, professionals (railway infrastructure operators, train companies, manufacturers)) to discuss the different aspects necessary for this renaissance (challenges and opportunities) and inform a wider audience about what modern night trains are.

Because of the current situation, we shall also focus on postcorona safety aspects. It will furthermore be necessary to discuss how the cards have to be re-dealt between train operators and airlines after this crisis.

One of Back-on-Track’s missions is to facilitate communication between the different parties to accelerate the development of night train connections of common public interest in Europe and our 3-day conference is the platform to move forward on important points.

Beside motivation we need your commitment to have more and better night train connections through all Europe!

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Soon, the complete program will be available here on Back-on-Track´s website.