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Berlin,

Café Kyiv’s “Ukraine meets Europe” Event in Berlin  Fuels Support for Ukrainian Resilience

Yesterday, the annual “Ukraine meets Europe” event was held at Café Kyiv in Berlin, Germany. This gathering, occurring just a few days before the second anniversary of Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, served as a reminder of the enduring spirit of the Ukrainian people.

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Bruselas,

España: El ministro de Transportes afirma: El actual modelo de liberalización “beneficia a cualquier cosa menos a la libre competencia”

España es presentada por algunos como un ejemplo en Europa de los beneficios de la apertura del transporte ferroviario de pasajeros. Sin embargo, el nuevo ministro socialista de Transportes, Óscar Puente, dijo recientemente en el Congreso de los Diputados que este modelo de liberalización - en el que solo compiten entre sí las compañias estatales - tiene "efectos perjudiciales" ya que sus pérdidas "tendrán el colchón del Estado para cubrirlas".

 

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Brussels,

Spain: Transport Minister says: Current Market Opening Model “Benefits Anything but Free Competition”

Spain is portrayed by some as an example of the benefits of passenger rail opening in Europe. However, Spain's new centre-left Transport Minister Óscar Puente recently said in parliament that this liberalisation model - in which only state incumbents compete with each other - has “damaging effects” because their losses will "have the cushion of the state to cover them”.

 

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Brussels,

The EU Green Deal Needs to Make Train Tickets Easier to Find and Book

Potential passengers need easy access to timetable information and quick access to tickets. Recent legal rulings have shown: The EU and its Member States finally need to make trains easier to find and book for the citizens who are paying for it.

 

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Brussels,

Renfe’s Commitments: Good First Step, but not Enough to Ensure Transparent and Impartial Rail Ticket Retail for EU Citizens

The EU Commission last week accepted the Spanish state-owned passenger rail incumbent Renfe's commitments to a fairer, more transparent market - a step that ALLRAIL welcomes.These commitments, now legally binding, constitute a positive step following the DB precedent last year in Germany and can lead to enhanced competition in the European rail ticketing market, allowing independent ticket vendors more chance to compete with the in-house ticket vendor of market-dominant Renfe.

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Brussels,

The EU Future Mobility Taskforce is Launched

This month, eighteen European mobility companies and start-ups have joined forces to launch the EU Future Mobility Taskforce. ALLRAIL is very proud that two of our members – Omio and Flix – are founding members of this groundbreaking initiative.

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Kyiv,

Continuing to Help the Railway Workers of Ukraine, and Their Families

This month, a Global Ukraine Rail Task Force delegation headed back to Kyiv to present the largest cheque so far – 130,000 euros - to the Trade Union of Ukraine Railway Workers, to purchase many more thousands of food packages that will be distributed to railway workers and their families at the frontline of the war.

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Brussels,

Directly Awarded Public Service Obligations (PSOs) Can Cost Twice as Much as Competitive Tenders – Taxpayer Money is Wasted, Which Could Be Better Used Elsewhere

Later this year, a new subsidised cross-border long distance service will connect Prague (Czech Republic) to Gdynia (Poland). This service was competitively tendered in the Czech Republic and directly awarded in Poland. How much will the taxpayer of each country pay for this very same train service?

  • In the Czech Republic, where the service was competitively tendered, taxpayers will pay €3.11 per train-kilometre;
  • In Poland, where the contract was directly awarded, taxpayers will pay €7.09 per train-km, expected to rise to €9.18/train-km!
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Brussels,

The Future of Passenger Rail is Now: 2024 Marks a Milestone in EU Rail Market Opening

As 2024 dawns, the European Union steps into a transformative era for passenger rail. ALLRAIL welcomes the landmark shift away from directly awarded public service obligation (PSO) contracts, ushering in the start of a competitive and dynamic passenger rail market.

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Brussels,

Christmas Appeal For The Ukrainian Railway Workers / Railroaders

Thanks to your renewed generosity in the summer of 2023, the Task Force has successfully completed  its second distribution of aid: more than six thousand food packages and 108 tons of drinking water (which became necessary after the bombing of the Kakhovka dam).

As winter begins and temperatures drop, the dire need for food persists, especially for those on the frontlines. Together, let’s bring the warmth of the season to those safeguarding democracy and striving for lasting peace in Ukraine.

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Brussels,

Poland: Increasing Subsidy When It Is Not Necessary – Is PKP Intercity A Bottomless Pit?

In the final days of the previous Polish government – before Donald Tusk took over - the outgoing Infrastructure Minister signed an annex to the long-distance passenger rail Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract, ensuring that state-owned rail incumbent PKP Intercity received an increased subsidy of 1,5 billion euros until 2030. Increasing funds for public transport should, in theory, lead to more and better quality of services, but we notice that the sudden increase in subsidy for PKP Intercity will not translate into any new benefits for the passenger.

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Brussels,

Wzrost Dotacji Na Kolej Dalekobieżną: Worek Bez Dna?

Poza Polskę z opóźnieniem dotarła informacja o podpisaniu przez ministra infrastruktury w ostatnich dniach swej kadencji aneksu do umowy PSC zapewniającego PKP Intercity zwiększenie dotacji o 6,5 mld złotych do 2030 roku. Jakkolwiek zwiększanie środków na transport publiczny jest chwalebne i godne uznania, ponieważ powinno w założeniu prowadzić do zwiększenia zakresu oferowanych usług czy poprawę ich jakości, ze zdumieniem dowiadujemy się, że podwyższenie dotacji nie przełoży się w żaden sposób na korzyści dla polskiego pasażera.

 

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Brussels,

Germany: in a judgement, Court recognises the dominant position of incumbent Deutsche Bahn’s in-house online rail ticket vendors

The Hamburg Regional Court, in its judgment of 1 December 2023, fully upheld a lawsuit filed by an independent operator, prohibiting the in-house online rail ticket sales vendors of the state-owned rail incumbent Deutsche Bahn (DB) from using certain filter options which led to misleading search results.

It confirms that DB's in-house online rail ticket sales vendors are market-dominant in Germany - and by deliberately suppressing competing long-distance competitors this has had a direct and lasting negative effect on competition - because booking a train ticket requires the search and comparison of visible offers.

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Brussels,

One Last Time Before The 4th EU Railway Package: Swedish Incumbent SJ Attempts To Get A New Direct Award Just Before The Deadline

Over the past two years, SJ has been actively lobbying authorities and the tourism industry in Jämtland (Sweden) and Trøndelag (Norway) for direct Stockholm-Trondheim services. While being presented as an SJ "investment", it would actually be funded by taxpayers and probably create a monopoly.

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Brussels,

Czech Republic: Court Declares Non-Reappointment Of Rail Regulator’s Ex-President Unlawful, Amidst Plans to Dissolve The Regulator

The Czech Republic's rail regulator, ÚPDI, is on the brink of dissolution, despite a recent court decision on the process of reappointment of the ex-President. Our previous warnings are now a stark reality.

The Ministry of Transport's quick pivot to merge ÚPDI with the National Competition Authority (NCA) under flimsy cost-saving pretexts exposes deeper issues.

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Brussels,

Newcomer Heuro Announces its Plans to Be a High-Speed Rail Operator that Will Connect Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London

Heuro wants to offer outstanding service while reducing carbon emissions and ticket prices.ALLRAIL welcomes such newcomers – they will bring more choice and more trains to a market that is chronically underserved.

 

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Berlin,

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.

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Brussels,

Europe Needs to Move Away from More Public Service Obligations for Long-Distance Rail

To create new demand for long-distance rail, Europe needs to move away from prescribed and subsidised Public Service Obligations (PSOs). Instead, for the sake of the EU Green Deal, EU Member States should create conditions for more commercial services that are proven to grow revenues, reduce subsidy and speed up modal shift to rail.

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Brussels,

Welcoming Transdev’s “The Mobility Sphere”: A Bold Step Towards the Future of Mobility

ALLRAIL is delighted to welcome the recent launch, in Amsterdam, of "The Mobility Sphere" by our member Transdev, a world leader in the mobility market. The inaugural event of this Think Tank was a success, shedding light on the paramount importance of envisioning the future of mobility.

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Brussels,

You Have Made It Possible! Second Round Of Food And Water Distribution For Ukrainian Railway Workers

We did it! The second distribution of aid was made possible by your generous donations during the summer of 2023, which totaled to 300 food packages and 108 tons of bottled water, addressing the dire water shortage caused by the Kakhovka dam's bombing.

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Brussels,

EU Rail Capacity Management Needs 6 Key Success Factors

The EU needs to move from annual, manual and national system to a flexible, digital and European one. There must be cooperation in a competitive market.Therefore, there are Six Key Success Factors that are necessary.

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Brussels,

Joint statement on the Agency becoming a registration entity for railway vehicles

 

AERRL, ALLRAIL, CER, EAL, EIM, ERFA, UIP, UIRR and UNIFE support the implementation of the centralised registration function as the European Vehicle Register (EVR) defined in the Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1614 of 25 October 2018 and the corresponding transfer of the relevant data of registered vehicles from the National Vehicle Registers to the EVR.

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Brussels,

Special Statement about Brightline in the USA

22 September 2023: today, the privately owned passenger rail operator Brightline will start regular, scheduled Intercity services between the two largest transport hubs in Florida: Miami and Orlando.

ALLRAIL congratulates Brightline on the milestone that it has achieved today and hopes that this will be the start of a new era of privately owned operators playing a major role in the US Intercity rail market.

 

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Brussels,

Special statement on the EU Commission’s revised Interpretative Guidelines for public service obligations in land transport

ALLRAIL supports the EU Commission's new Interpretative Guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road, that were published on 22nd June 2023.

 

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Brussels,

European rail sector’s joint statement on the revised Taxonomy Delegated Acts

ALLRAIL, together with the Community of the European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), the European Rail Freight Association (ERFA), the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP) and the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE), issued recommendations to the European Commission regarding its proposal for amending the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act and the Taxonomy Disclosures Delegated Act.

We, the European rail sector, reaffirm our readiness to work with EU Institutions to make the EU Taxonomy successful.

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Brussels,

[Joint Statement] Multimodal Digital Mobility Services – Ambition needed to increase consumer choice and ease sustainable travel

The undersigned organisations, representing diverse interests from across the mobility sector (such as consumers, business travelers, rail new entrants, travel intermediaries) express their strong support for the EU Commission's upcoming initiative on a Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS).

However, we voice our strong concerns regarding the presented scope of obligations for transport operators. To fully achieve its ambitious objectives, the MDMS Regulation must cover relevant players of all modes, meaning those with a certain degree of market power.

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Berlin,

Sector statement on Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC)

On 21 September 2022 at the Innotrans trade fair in Berlin, the European railway sector (including ALLRAIL) handed over the Sector Statement on Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) to the European Commission, represented by DG MOVE's Director General Henrik Hololei.

This Sector Statement on the DAC showcases the need and the advantages to roll-out this innovative device across the European railway system in an accelerated and concerted manner, presents the commitment of the European railway sector and calls the European Commission, the Members States and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to action.

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Brussels,

(Interview) RTE’24: Challenges to market liberalisation in The European Union

As one of the 12 recognized rail associations representing the rail industry at a European level, the non-governmental organisation ALLRAIL, the ‘Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe,’ has been advocating for European Union (EU) regulation that will enable faster market opening in Europe since 2017. ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks discusses the core challenges to reaching their objective with RailTech.

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Brussels,

Zug statt Flug? Die staatlichen Bahnen bremsen beim internationalen Ticketverkauf

Grenzüberschreitende Zugfahrten sind umständlich. Dabei gäbe es wie im Fluggeschäft Portale, die Tickets verkaufen. Doch diese beklagen sich, sie würden von den Staatsbahnen gezielt behindert. Nun schalten sich Kartellbehörden ein.

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ALLRAIL and EPF: The EU Green Deal needs to make train tickets easier to find and book

The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants (ALLRAIL) and The European Passengers' Federation (EPF) have issued a statement, calling for the EU Green Deal to review ticket purchasing.

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Brussels,

Concerns over train operating contracts directly awarded before tendering rule change

 

Concerns have been raised over the signing of directly awarded train operating contracts in several countries, shortly before the expiry of a provision in the Fourth Railway Package regulation on competitive tendering.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL: Oszczędności dzięki przetargom. Niestety, nie w Polsce

Pociągi międzynarodowe Praga – Gdynia dostarczają kolejnego argumentu na rzecz wybierania operatorów w drodze otwartego przetargu zamiast powierzenia bezpośredniego – uważają przedstawiciele stowarzyszenia niezależnych przewoźników pasażerskich ALLRAIL. Jak wskazują, po obu stronach granicy przewoźnicy obsługujący połączenie zostali wybrani w różnej formule, co ma bezpośrednie przełożenie na koszty ponoszone przez polskich i czeskich podatników.

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Brussels,

Polsko zaplatí za kilometr vlaku z Prahy k Baltu dvakrát více než Česko. Nesoutěžilo

Podle sdružení alternativních dopravců rozdíl ukazuje výhodu soutěží

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL: Dodatkowe pieniądze dla PKP Intercity to betonowanie rynku

Europejskie stowarzyszenie prywatnych przewoźników kolejowych ALLRAIL oceniło ostatnie zwiększenie dotacji dla PKP Intercity, jako dorzucenia do worka bez dna.

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Brussels,

German court rules against DB in rail ticketing lawsuit filed by Flix

In a significant legal development, the Hamburg Regional Court has handed down a judgement recognising the dominant position of Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) in-house online rail ticket vendors. The ruling, issued on December 1, stems from a lawsuit filed by independent operator FlixTrain. It successfully challenged certain filter options used by DB’s online ticket sales vendors, leading to misleading search results.

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Kritik mot SJ:s krav

SJ:s krav på ekonomiskt stöd från Trafikverket och Jernbanedirektoratet har fått ALLRAIL att se rött. ALLRAIL, som har MTR, Flixtrain och Transdev, som medlemmar, kräver att de svenska och norska regeringarna stoppar det ”orättvisa skattefinansierade stödet” till SJ.

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Brussels,

The Channel Tunnel’s passenger train service has a major problem. Now a radical shakeup might be on its way

After almost 30 years of monopoly, Eurostar is suddenly facing a raft of new challengers on its core international routes, with competition offering the prospect of more trains, more choice and lower fares.

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Brussels,

Newcomer Heuro unveils high-speed rail plans connecting Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris

Heuro and other newcomers will be extremely good news for the Amsterdam-Brussels-Paris-London rail network. Indeed, in all countries where high-speed rail competition has been introduced, the fares for passengers have dropped and passenger numbers have grown fast. It is a clear win for modal shift to rail.

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Brussels,

German passenger federation PRO BAHN presents ALLRAIL with its Annual Award

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 the policy of both Full Transparency and Mandatory Through Tickets is extremely popular with passengers.

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Brussels,

The night train revolution has been hailed as an alternative to airplanes. Here’s how that’s going

Nick Brooks says national rail companies have an unfair advantage that could stymie efforts to expand services. “Politicians must be clear: the night train market will be effectively closed for a very long time,” he says. “This would run contrary to the goals of the single EU Rail market – which is madness when a clear and efficient alternative model already exists.

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Brussels,

Ending a 50-Year Embargo in the FRA Amtrak Long-Distance Study

ALLRAIL is pleased to feature in this new article about future reform of passenger rail in the United States of America.
The benefits of market liberalisation are not limited to any one country; instead they can be achieved all over the world.

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Brussels,

Eurostar and five more operators join the Agreement on Journey Continuation: what does it entail?

Eurostar, MÁV-Start, HŽPP, LTG Link, PKP Intercity, and GYSEV will soon join the Agreement on Journey Continuation (AJC).
Nick Brooks, Secretary General of ALLRAIL says : "Although it is a step in the right direction, the Agreement is still suboptimal for those whom it is meant to serve: the passengers. This is because it remains voluntary, there is always the risk that an operator can leave at will. Hence it remains a lottery. In the Single EU Rail Market, where the need to change trains between any 2 places is on average much higher than buses, cars or planes, this is simply not good enough.”

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Brussels,

Dutch railway deal is “fundamentally illegal” say independents

 

The contract the Dutch government intends to award to Dutch railway operator NS for passenger transport services is facing EU scrutiny and is “fundamentally illegal”, according to ALLRAIL. The new concession which would run from 1 January 2025 to the end of 2033 grants unjustified subsidies, covers a disproportionate size of railway services and its timing is “suspicious”.

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Brussels,

Czech Republic abolishes rail regulator amidst controversies, what’s going on?

 

The Czech government has supported a bill that will lead to the abolition of the independent Office for Access to Transport Infrastructure (ÚPDI), transferring its tasks to another institution. However, controversies and allegations surround the abolishment, leading back to the previous head of the Office, Pavel Kodym, and a letter to the European Commission about possible illegal actions of Czech state railways, České Dráhy (ČD) in charging costs of land use to the rail infrastructure manager.

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Brussels,

‘Belgium’s approach to encouraging night trains should be emulated across Europe’

The Belgian measure in which night train operators will pay nothing for track access fees and energy over the next two years should be adopted across Europe, says ALLRAIL, which represents new entrants in passenger rail. The organisation celebrates the launch of European Sleeper last week, the “first ever – independently owned – scheduled long-distance rail operator to depart from Belgium”.

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Brussels,

Interview des Generalsekretärs von ALLRAIL, Nick Brook, mit dem Tagesspiegel

Nick Brooks setzt sich in Brüssel dafür ein, den We bewerb auf der Schiene in Europa schneller einzuführen –und muss sich dort gegen die Staatsbahnlobby durchsetzen. In Sachen Liberalisierung ist für ihn nicht sein Heimatland Großbritannien das Vorbild, sondern Tschechien.

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Brussels,

Nick Brooks: Warnung vor „Kartell”

Auf der Bahnstrecke Berlin–Paris ist man über acht Stunden unterwegs, ein- bis zweimaliges Umsteigen inbegrif- fen. Das soll sich ändern. Ende dieses Jahres, spätestens 2024, soll eine direk- te Hochgeschwindigkeitsverbindung eröffnet werden. Reisezeit: deutlich un- ter acht Stunden. Kritiker befürchten allerdings Mono- pole. Nick Brooks, Generalsekretär des Allrail-Verbands, der sich in Brüssel für mehr Wettbewerb im Schienenverkehr einsetzt, warnt vor einem „Kartell“. Er fragt: „Warum können (oder wollen) das größte Bahnunternehmen Europas (die DB) und das zweitgrößte (die SNCF) nicht miteinander konkurrieren?“ Es sei nämlich gerade der Wettbewerb, der die Schiene attraktiv mache.

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Madrid,

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks panelist at Rail Live! conference in Madrid

ALLRAIL's Secretary General Nick Brooks took part in the discussion panel on the future outlook for European rail infrastructure (and the inclusion of market opening within it) at the Rail Live conference in Madrid, Spain.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL’s Salim Benkirane takes part in the stakeholder consultation on the Proposal for a Regulation on the Use of Railway Infra Capacity in the SERA

 
On 29 November 2023, ALLRAIL’s Salim Benkirane presented to the European Parliament our members’ position on the Proposal for a Regulation on the Use of Railway Infrastructure Capacity in the Single European Railway Area, which is of key importance for the railway sector.
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Berlin,

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks awarded with the Annual German Rail Passenger Prize at the annual conference of German Rail Passenger Association ProBahn

 

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.

 

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks took part in panel discussion about “Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS)” at the UK Mission to the EU

ALLRAIL's Secretary General Nick Brooks took part in a panel discussion on the theme "Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) in the EU and UK", organised by the UK Mission to the European Union.

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Paris,

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks participated in the Annual Conference of French Rail Association (AFRA) in Paris

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks participated in the Annual Conference of French Rail Association (AFRA) in Paris which brings together alternative operators to the state-owned rail incumbent SNCF.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL participates in panel discussion on the issues of rail ticketing in Europe, in Brussels

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ALLRAIL’s Salim Benkirane spoke at a panel discussion in Brussels on the theme “Development of integrated ticketing at the European level”.

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Shanghai, China,

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks takes part in #Envision2023, the global “Future of Travel” Conference hosted by Trip.com in Shanghai, China

ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks takes part in #Envision2023, the global "Future of Travel" Conference hosted by Trip.com in Shanghai, China.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL event: Breakfast debate on the language requirements in the upcoming Train Drivers’ Directive at the EU Parliament

Barbara Thaler (Member of the EU Parliament), with the collaboration of ALLRAIL and ERFA (lobby association of rail freight operators), hosted a breakfast debate on the language requirements in the upcoming Train Drivers’ Directive at the EU Parliament in Brussels.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL’s Katharina Dekeyser participates in panel discussion on the benefits of passenger rail market opening for Belgium


ALLRAIL’s Katharina Dekeyser participated in a panel discussion organised by RailTech Belgium, in which she highlighted the positive consequences that would benefit passengers in Belgium if the Belgian government chose to open its market.

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Stockholm,

Nick Brooks takes part in a panel discussion on “Seamless Rail Ticketing” during the Rail Transport Day in Stockholm


ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks participated in a panel discussion on the theme “Seamless rail ticketing”, in the framework of Rail Transport Day, which was organised by the RailNetEurope (grouping of infrastructure managers and allocation bodies) and the Swedish presidency of the EU Council in Stockholm.

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Brussels,

Online Press Event: Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union

Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking - in collaboration with ALLRAIL, CER and UNIFE - is kicking-off 2023 with a dedicated online joint press event exploring the main findings coming from the ‘Smart and Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’ study. The event will take place on 23 January at 11:00 CET, online.

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Rotterdam,

ALLRAIL Secretary General speaks at RailTech Live event on EU rail ticketing system

On 14th December, ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks participated in RailTech's event "A seamless European rail ticketing system" in Rotterdam. 

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL’s State of Market Opening reception was a success

On the 1st December 2022, ALLRAIL held the first event in its new office: the State of Market Opening reception.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL’s Katharina Dekeyser takes part in Brenner Pass (Italy-Austria) Action Group Conference: “Digitalising Europe’s railways: what’s in it for passenger and freight?”

On Thursday 17th of November 2022, ALLRAIL’s Katharina Dekeyser and Alvaro Ungurean (from our member Omio) took part in the panel discussion “Passenger Transport - how to enhance the passenger experience through digitalisation?" in the context of the conference organised by the The Aktionsgemeinschaft Brennerbahn - Comunità d'Azione ferrovia del Brennero (AGB/CAB).

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Innsbruck, Austria,

Mission to Brenner: Meeting on TEN-T priorities with railway representatives

November 2022: Our President Dr Erich Forster attended a high level discussion about the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) regulation that took place in Innsbruck, Austria, together with the Presidents of the main European railway associations ERFA, CER, and UIRR. Present was also Dr Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the EU Agency for Railways, and members of the Transport Comittee of the European Parliament.

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Berlin,

ALLRAIL team including Katharina Dekeyser and Salim Benkirane took part in InnoTrans (Berlin, Germany)– The world’s leading trade Fair for railways

ALLRAIL team including Katharina Dekeyser and Salim Benkirane took part in InnoTrans (Berlin, Germany)– The world’s leading trade Fair for railways.

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Bruges,

ALLRAIL’s Salim Benkirane speaks at the European Transport and Railway Affairs seminar in Bruges (Belgium)

Salim Benkirane spoke at the 59th edition of the European Transport and Railway Affairs (ETCR) seminar that took place at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL Podcast Series | #1 Introduction

ALLRAIL's Secretary General Nick Brooks introduces to our new ALLRAIL podcast series, in which we will discuss the latest policy developments in passenger rail transport in Europe.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL online press conference (23rd September) – Passenger rail facing the second wave of COVID-19

Fair competition in the rail sector is crucial to securing EU climate change goals and sustainable recovery

Panelists: Erich Forster, President ALLRAIL & CEO WESTbahn

Christian Schreyer, Vice-President ALLRAIL & Transdev CEO for North & Central Europe

Nick Brooks, Secretary General ALLRAIL

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Brussels,

Podcast: ALLRAIL members on The Comeback of Night Trains in Europe

• Aleš Ondrůj, Senior Director Communications, RegioJet
• Carl Adam Holmberg, Head of Snälltåget
• Nick Brooks, Secretary General ALLRAIL
• Barbora Mičková, Policy Officer ALLRAIL
-> Recorded 17th June 2020

Links:
YouTube
Podcast (Spotify)

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Brussels,

Podcast: Passenger rail after COVID-19: Update from the Member States, YouTube & Podcast discussion

After COVID-19 webinar in April 2020 ALLRAIL issued a discussion on YouTube and Podcast channels.

First episode on the impact of COVID-19 on our members:
YouTube - Key points (10min.)
YouTube Full version (50min.)
Podcast (Spotify)
Podcast (Apple)
Podcast (Google)

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Brussels,

Railway Gazette Events: The Future of Passenger Rail

We consider the future of passenger rail in the 2020s. There can be little doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has shaken faith in public transport, but rail remains fundamentally attractive for its ability to move people efficiently with minimal land take and an extremely low carbon footprint. This discussion will assess the outlook for passenger operators and how they might adjust to a ‘new normal’.

 

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL presentation on international passenger rail transport: How to stimulate international passenger rail?

Arthur Kamminga presented ALLRAIL vision on the topic of "How to stimulate international passenger rail?" at the Hearing on European support for international passenger rail transport at the Commission for Mobility of the Belgian House of Representatives, taking place on 17th December 2019 at the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. 

 

 

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