While we have mobilized on climate friendly night trains in the Back-on-Track network during a couple of years; another movement is right now under establishment to fight airport expansions around the World (named “Stay Grounded”). The growing air traffic is a big issue in the
The European Commission advocates more of these rail connections, such as between Amsterdam and Berlin, to relieve air and road transport and to reduce pollution drastically. That is what Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said to De Telegraaf. She also wants to level the competition between
Representatives of Back-on-Track and the European Parliament had a very informative 2-hour discussion on night trains with officials of DG-MOVE (the European Commission’s department for transport) on April 27th. Back-on-Track considers there is a case for night trains as part of a 24-hour service on
Press release from UmverkehR, CH, during Week of Action, April, 2018 (translated): The transport organization UmverkehR and the coalition Luftverkehr Umwelt und Gesundheit (KLUG) today handed an open letter to Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard. The letter contains specific demands on climate protection in relation to
As a natural consequence of the raising awareness of the missing railway links from Scandinavia to Germany and other countries in Central Europe, activists from Back-on-Track has launched a petition, which is calling upon politicians in Sweden and Denmark to support establishment of night trains
Although customers can continue to purchase long distance tickets from Deutsche Bahn (DB) or other sources in the future, it will be two (or more) tickets and they will be counted as two (or more) journeys. If you switch between DB and ÖBB from 9.6.
Indlægget er bragt i dagbladet Information d. 24.3. 2018 Flere og flere mennesker indser, hvor uholdbart det er at flyve, som vi gør i dag. Vi danske og svenske hører til de, der har øget antallet af flyveture mest i Europa – vi flyver nu
Flere og flere innser nå hvor lite bærekraftig det er å fly så mye som vi gjør i dag. Vi danske, svenske og norske er blant dem som øker antall flyturer mest i Europa – vi flyr nå gjerne 5-6 ganger t/r i året. Utslippene
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.
This debate article is published in Denmark, in “Information” 23.3. and in Sweden in Sydsvenskan.se 7.4., Dagens Nyheter 11.4. and in Norway, in harvestmagazine.no 4.4. >> German translation here >> Norwegian translation here >> Danish translation here More and more people realize how unsustainable it is