Multimodal platform FromAtoB closes down: the market dominant rail incumbents are succeeding in killing off the independent ticketing market
Twelve years ago, the independent multimodal booking platform “FromAtoB” was founded. Based in Berlin, it understood that people need door-to-door digital booking solutions combining different multimodal operators. This is one of the best ways to rival the convenience of the private motor car.
PORTUGAL: What a disappointing start to the EU Year of Rail 2021
Since 2011, the gradual opening of the EU Single Rail Market has benefited users, taxpayers & the environment. Evidence shows this has led to an increased number of rail travellers – sometimes by more than 100% in just five years. This has boosted regional economies while reducing the carbon footprint.
PORTUGAL: Que começo decepcionante do Ano Europeu do Transporte Ferroviário 2021 !
Desde 2011, a abertura gradual do mercado único ferroviário da UE tem beneficiado os utilizadores, os contribuintes e o ambiente. As provas mostram que isto levou a um aumento do número de passageiros ferroviários - por vezes em mais de 100% em apenas cinco anos. Isto impulsionou as economias regionais ao mesmo tempo que reduziu a pegada de carbono.
GERMANY: Blaming the EU Commission is wrong: Instead the federal government should notify state aid for DB fast
The independent transport group FlixMobility has formally complained to the EU Commission about the proposed unilateral state aid for the German rail incumbent Deutsche Bahn AG (´DB´). ALLRAIL and mofair, the independent passenger rail company associations at the European and German level respectively, strongly support this.
European cross-border night trains: four questions to the four governments
ALLRAIL believes that night trains can make a great comeback, as a sustainable alternative to late night & early morning flights. Several initiatives have shown how new entrant operators have contributed to this in a major way. Today, four European governments – Switzerland, France, Austria & Germany – announced that they want to promote a cross-border night train network. This is good, but it is important that new entrant operators can be fully involved.