Cross-border
Brussels,

Two More New Cross-Border Night Trains that will “Connect Europe” and lead to higher demand for rail

Yesterday it was announced that there will be two more new EU cross-border Open Access night trains 1. One of them will even link four capital cities during the same night: Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin & Prague. They will both provide night train services that do not yet exist.

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VRT,

VRT: Eurostar. Ce que les concurrents reprochent à la SNCF

Les opérateurs ferroviaires européens réunis au sein de l’association Allrail réagissent à la demande d’un soutien public formulée par la SNCF pour sa filiale Eurostar en très mauvaise posture avec la chute du trafic liée à la pandémie. Le secrétaire général de Allrail, Nick Brooks, explique à VRT la position de son association qui réclame notamment la possibilité d’accéder aux rames TGV d’occasion de la SNCF si Eurostar obtient une aide publique.

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Tangent magazine,

Tangent magazine: Eurostar Bailout: calls for market opening remedies which support on-rail competition

Taxpayer subsidiaries are expected to top over £10bn by the end of 2021. Nick Brooks, secretary general of Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe (ALLRAIL), explained: “We believe that in this crisis all operators, at least in the same country, should be treated the same fair and equal way.”

 

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Railway Gazette,

Railway Gazette: Call for Eurostar trains to be made available to support on-rail competition

The ALLRAIL association of new entrants to the rail market has said any government support which might be offered to Eurostar during the coronavirus pandemic should be accompanied by conditions designed to facilitate cross-Channel competition.

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The Telegraph,

The Telegraph: Eurostar bailout should trigger more rail support, say operators

Allrail said: “Rail traffic between the two countries is run on a commercially driven open access business model. If the UK Government wants to give Covid-19 financial aid, then all other long distance open access passenger rail operators in the country  such as Hull Trains, must also be supported.”

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