Ban flights on European routes that trains can reach in 4 hours or less and when there are night trains
earlier this month, France banned domestic flights on routes where passengers can complete the same journey by train in under 2 ½ hours. This is welcome indeed – France must be commended! But 2 ½ hours is not enough to cover all high speed rail journeys within the country. And why not apply the same measure to cross-border rail journeys as well? Last but not least, what about a similar measure to grow night trains?
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.
Sector Stakeholder Statement on International Rail Passenger Services
On behalf of the Sector Mirror Group, consisting of representatives of railway undertakings (CER/ALLRAIL/UIC/CIT), infrastructure managers (EIM/CER/UIC), railway suppliers (UNIFE), passenger and consumers’ organisations (EPF/BEUC), travel companies (EU Travel Tech/ECTAA) and distributors (EU Travel Tech/ALLRAIL), the co-chairs wish to make the following announcement.
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:
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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