German Passenger Federation PRO BAHN Presents ALLRAIL with its Annual Award
  • The German Passenger Federation PRO BAHN has presented ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks with its Annual Passenger Award. 
  • This is due to ALLRAIL’s efforts to make the purchase of rail tickets in Europe as simple as possible for passengers.
  • The award ceremony took place at its Passenger Symposium in Berlin on 11th November 2023.
From left to right: Martin Pogatzki (Chair of PRO BAHN Berlin), Nick Brooks (Secretary General of ALLRAIL), Detlef Neuss (Chair of PRO BAHN) and Karl-Peter Naumann (Honourary Chair of PRO BAHN)

Background: PRO BAHN is a non-governmental organisation run by volunteers that speaks for public transport users in Germany.

To ALLRAIL, this new Award shows that our policy of both Full Transparency and Mandatory Through Tickets is extremely popular with passengers. 

With over 65% of the passenger rail system funded by the taxpayer (through subsidised services and infrastructure), is there not a moral duty to ensure that all rail ticket options are available at all rail ticket vendors and that all reasonable rail connections are secure?!

Since we have known him, Nick Brooks has been fighting for the removal of barriers to rail ticketing. ALLRAIL and Nick Brooks are our staunch allies when it comes to through tickets and passenger rights. Together we are working to make the railways easier to use and for passengers to feel safe in the event of irregularities”.

PRO BAHN Chair Detlef Neuß

We are thrilled and honoured to receive this award. It is a testament to our dedication to enhancing rail travel. Despite the huge amount of taxpayer funding that it receives, passenger rail’s market share is still just 5.5% of ground transport. It is only when the sector starts putting the passengers first that we will finally achieve modal shift to rail”.

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks