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Questionnaire for the EU Elections 2024

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In 2021, the EU published a new report and a plan to relaunch night trains. However, this plan has remained unfunded and there is a continent-wide shortage of night train equipment. There is no commercial lobby for the night train, which puts it at a disadvantage compared to the intense lobbying by the aviation, the car and the HSL-construction industry. In this context, it is up to us, citizens, to encourage our future MEPs.

We set up the a questionnaire for the candidates to the EU parliamentary elections to ask them for policy commitments on night trains. We welcome you to direct your local candidates to this form and ask them for a commitment to support night trains in Europe:

For French candidates, please use the dedicated form by “Oui au train de nuit!”.

We will publish the answers here on our website.

Thank you for your support!

You may use the following template to contact your candidates by e-mail:

Subject: Questionnaire for MEP candidates: How will you promote night trains?

Dear ___________,

In 2021, the EU launched an action plan to bring back night trains as an alternative way to travel. This plan remains unfunded for the moment.

Back-on-Track.eu promotes the revival of night trains in Europe as an environmentally-friendly alternative to aviation. 100 million passengers a year could be carried on 350 night train lines from 2035. I invite you to get involved by answering the organisation’s online questionnaire: Over the next term, how will you act to revive night trains?

Link to the questionnaire:
https://back-on-track.eu/questionnaire-european-elections-2024/

I remain at your disposal in case questions arise. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We will publish all responses to the questionnaire on our website.

Thank you for making the green transition possible.

Happy campaigning,
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