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.
EU Year of Rail Kick-off in Lisbon with new long distance Open Access rail in Portugal & Europe
LISBON, March 29th 2021: today is the Kick-off event for the EU Year of Rail 2021.
In order to celebrate this, ALLRAIL is pleased to highlight the growing number of privately owned passenger rail operators investing in NEW long distance Open Access services. These will lead to modal shift in Europe. For example:
SNCF is asking for up to €585 million state aid for Eurostar while spending €600 million on new operator
There must be strict competition remedies. SNCF should not receive state aid without conditions in one place while expanding unchecked elsewhere.
COVID-19 in Sweden: the discrimination against long distance passenger rail must end
Despite being the country of Greta Thunberg, Sweden continues to treat airlines better during the current pandemic.
COVID-19: Yes to financial aid for Eurostar but STOP the SCRAPPING !!
At the end of last week, there were reports that the governments of the United Kingdom and France will provide COVID-19 financial aid to Eurostar, the only passenger rail operator between these two countries. If Eurostar is to be helped financially, then two things are a sheer must: