EU Green Deal
Brussels,

New EU rail passenger rights agreement will make the EU Green Deal harder to achieve

Yesterday’s agreement by Member States and the EU Parliament did not go far enough to make rail more attractive - it did not mandate through ticketing across all operators.

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL Press Conference: Forget the EU Green Deal if there is no fair & equal help for ALL passenger rail companies in the crisis

EU passenger rail has experienced a dramatic decline in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis. Whereas ALLRAIL considers most financial aid schemes taken at the national level as inconsistent and unreliable, there has been some financial help for individual companies. Nevertheless, even though the 2nd wave of the pandemic was predicted months ago, there is still no uniform European strategy that supports all rail passenger rail companies fairly and equally - both operators and ticket vendors - both privately and publicly owned.

-> Press Conference of YouTube

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Brussels,

ALLRAIL Pressekonferenz: Wir können den EU Green Deal vergessen, wenn nicht allen europäischen Bahnunternehmen in gleicher Weise geholfen wird

Der Personenverkehr auf der Schiene hatte im Zusammenhang mit der COVID-19 Krise mit einem dramatischen Nachfragerückgang zu kämpfen. Obwohl unser Verband ALLRAIL die meisten nationalen Hilfsmaßnahmen als schwach, uneinheitlich und unzuverlässig ansieht, gab es zumindest finanzielle Unterstützung für einzelne Unternehmen.

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Brussels & Berlin,

GERMANY: rail incumbent DB is commercialising public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Once again, Germany's market dominant rail operator Deutsche Bahn
('DB') is in line to receive preferential treatment - this time in the form of a multibillion-euro support package from its owner, the German government, in order to counter the effects of COVID-19.

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Eurail press,

Eurail press: Nick Brooks: Privater Fernverkehr ist ausgebremst

Nick Brooks ist Generalsekretär des Lobby-Verbandes Allrail mit Sitz in Brüssel, der sich auf europäischer Ebene für die Etablierung privater Unternehmen im Schienenpersonenverkehr einsetzt.

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