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Europeans need an easy way to book travel across transport modes and operators

Open letter to Timmermans: Europeans need an easy way to book travel across transport modes and operators Thursday, 8 June 2023 Europe on Rail, together with nine other representatives of Europe’s mobility ecosystem, call upon the EU to ease the booking of transport journeys involving different transport offers across all modes and operators into a […]

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Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Monday, 12 December 2022 Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day

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Rail as a global solution for the climate crisis

Europe on Rail advocates for rail as a global solution for the climate crisis Friday, 18 November 2022 Recent IPCC reports have emphasized the gravity of the climate crisis and the need for immediate and sustained political will, impactful action and effective cooperation. Sustainable mobility is essential if we want to reach the climate targets

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French-Spanish passenger trains: an opportunity for modal shift

Report: Reviving French-Spanish passenger rail lines Wednesday, 2 November 2022 Eco-union, in collaboration with RAC France, has launched a new report that aims to compile and assess the state of the French-Spanish passenger trains, with a particular focus on medium and long-distance —night and day— cross-border connections. The sector of transportation is responsible for an important part of CO2 emissionsand

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The renaissance of rail lines between Portugal and Spain is taking time

Report: Reviving Portuguese-Spanish passenger rail lines Friday 28 October 2022 Eco-union, in collaboration with Zero, has produced a new report that aims to bring together updated information regarding the Portuguese-Spanish passenger rail connections on medium to long distance cross-border night and day lines.  It intends to understand the current state of play of Portuguese-Spanish passenger rail connections; what is

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The European Railway Summit: living up to citizens’ expectations?

March 7th 2022 On Monday 21st of February, European actors of the rail sector came together at the European Railway summit to discuss how rail can be the driver for greener and more innovative transport.  In the plenary session “How to finance tomorrow’s rail system?” Anne Bringault from RAC France shared Europe on Rail’s thoughts regarding the urgent need to

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Our reaction to the Commission’s “Action Plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail”

December 17th 2021 On Tuesday 14th of December, the European Commission published its Action plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail. While making a positive step towards recognizing the shortcomings of the status quo, it should be strengthened to effectively contribute to the Green Deal objectives and the European Sustainable and Smart Mobility

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The French EU Presidency, an opportunity for European rail that should not be missed

December 9th 2021 While the European Year of Rail (EYR) will end in a few weeks and the European Commission plans to present in the coming days its action plan for long distance rail connections, several barriers still need to be removed in order to truly move forward on the development of new European day

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