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The Guardian: ‘People don’t want to fly’: Covid-19 reawakens Europe’s sleeper trains

Nick Brooks The Guardian:....governments should also prohibit airlines receiving state bailouts from operating any short-haul or late-night flights that could be done by train. “This pandemic must lead to a better appreciation for rail,” he said.

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'People don't want to fly': Covid-19 reawakens Europe's sleeper trains
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Rynek Kolejowy: Niemcy dotują DB, zamiast liberalizować rynek? Flixtrain rozważa skargę do ETS

Udzielone DB państwowe finansowanie dla zakupu taboru dużych prędkości przyczyni się do utrwalenia obecnej struktury rynku. Konkurowanie z dominującym graczem stanie się jeszcze bardziej utrudnione – ostrzega przewodniczący stowarzyszenia europejskich niezależnych przewoźników pasażerskich AllRail. W jego opinii Niemcy tracą w ten sposób dobrą okazję do otwarcia rynku przewozów dalekobieżnych.

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Rynek Kolejowy: Niemcy dotują DB, zamiast liberalizować rynek? Flixtrain rozważa skargę do ETS
Brussels,

IRJ: FlixTrain calls for action over DB rescue package

International Railway Journal: FlixTrain calls for action over DB rescue package. The CEO and co-founder of FlixTrain parent FlixBus, Mr André Schwämmlein, has written to the European commissioner for competition, Ms Margrethe Vestager, calling for measures to balance competition in the German rail market.

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International Railway Journal: ALLRAIL forecasts €540m hit for private passenger rail operators

Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants says its members are facing huge drops in passenger numbers and revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. Written by David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal.

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Railway Gazette International: Westbahn and ÖBB awarded public service contracts to secure operations during the pandemic

Both Austrian Federal Railways and open access competitor Westbahn have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains during the coronavirus pandemic, in a move which the ALLRAIL association of new market entrants said should provide a model for the rest of Europe.

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