Made by Andi!? TEE 2.0

How the German Minister of Transport reinvents the sleeping car and the trans-European railway This is a translation of the original interview in NachDenkSeiten, and published with permission from this on-line magazine. Crazy times: Practically out of nowhere, Andreas Scheuer discovered the advantages of an

EU transport ministers meet to discuss improvements on trains

German federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer invited the fellow EU Transport Ministers to a special meeting Monday, September 21. The meeting continued the train positive initiative, originated from the Dutch government half a year ago. A formal council meeting is yet to come. In an

Action against short-haul flights – at four German airports

“Exit at the last second” Climate activists protest against short-haul flights Airplanes were unable to take off at several airports on Monday – climate activists from Extinction Rebellion wanted to attach themselves to planes with superglue or get out before take-off. They were verbally harassed

FLYING SHAME? WE NEED TRAIN PRIDE!

The following article by Bernhard Knierim appeared in the German weekly “Der Freitag” issue 31/2020. It has been translated by Trevor Garrod. Future mobility based on Europe-wide rail network with emphasis on night trains. A super-train at 350km per hour from Lisbon to Helsinki –

The renaissance of night trains in France is on its way!

During his speech for the French national day, on July 14th, president Emmanuel Macron announced his priorities for the coming years. Among them, a “massive plan” for rail freight, for the redevelopment of overnight trains and for small rural railway lines. Later, the French transport minister Jean-Baptiste

German transport policy has consistently favored motorism

Germany, like the rest of Europe, has a transport sector where CO2 emissions are steadily rising and where politicians and authorities do not seem to be able to come together to do something about it. Germany’s great love relationship with motorists and the automotive industry

Coronavirus stops the Renfe ‘Tren-Hotel’

NEW DEVELOPMENT: There has been strong protest against the discontinuation of the last night trains i Spain, which was justified by Corona, that Renfe is now turning around and assuring that the lines will be continued. The protests ranged from passengers to associations and organisations

Support our Brussels conference in October

Back-on-Track will organize its annual conference on nighttrains this year in Brussels on 15th, 16th and 17th of October, if conditions allow, and we have agreed that this year’s will be in a new and more institutional format: Night trains were until recently the most