Combat de Railcoop pour un transport ferroviaire abordable : ALLRAIL réaffirme son plein soutien
ALLRAIL exprime son soutien total à l'opérateur ferroviaire nouvel entrant français Railcoop dans son projet de lancement d'une alternative de transport ferroviaire durable et abordable entre Lyon et Bordeaux en 2024.
Railcoop’s fight for affordable rail transport: ALLRAIL stands strong in support
Brussels, 25th September 2023: ALLRAIL extends its full support to French passenger rail new entrant Railcoop in its inaugural project to offer an affordable, sustainable rail transport option between Lyon and Bordeaux by 2024.
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.
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”.
Evidence Shows There Could Be 50% Modal Shift To Rail If Competition Were Introduced Onto More Long-Distance Routes in Europe
A new report highlighting the significant potential of introducing competition on European long-distance routes currently served by a single operator. The report, conducted by Silverrail, reveals that this move could lead to an estimated average modal shift of 50% from planes to trains. This shift would generate an additional €1 billion in revenue for the rail sector and reduce CO2 emissions by over 2.4 million tonnes. However, it is unfortunate that many Member States seem to be influenced by lobbying efforts favoring the status quo. A different approach is now needed.