New optimism: EN Metropol is back!

The old Metropol train via Dresden and Prague was discontinued, and it looked like the too known degradation of European night train lines. And now it is real, the combination-train north-south in Eastern Europe has returned like the Bird Phoenix. The train will run every day

Law court stops relocation of Hamburg Altona station

The Higher Administrative Court of Hamburg has granted an urgent application against the relocation of the long-distance railway station Hamburg-Altona! It justified the decision with the unclear future of the car loading terminal! These are two reasons to celebrate. Because now DB must commit itself

Climate fight against air traffic and for night trains

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

Bulc announces fair taxes by the end of this year

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

Night trains discussed with DGMOVE 

>> A full minute is available in our mail group – look for a letter distributed 5.6. 2018 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