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European public opinion poll shows support for shifting flights to rail

March 26th 2021 Many people in Europe are willing to shift from air to rail – even for international travel and often even if they have to accept significantly longer travel times. This is shown by a new representative survey conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov in Germany, Poland, France, Spain and the Netherlands. …

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As Connecting Europe Express ends its journey European Year of Rail misses its objective

October 6th 2021 Ahead of the arrival of the Connecting Europe Express (CEE) in Paris tomorrow, marking the closing of the (disappointing) European Year of Rail, we have prepared a press release calling the EU to take further actions to make train revival a reality.  Europe On Rail coalition, led by European Civil Society Organizations, regrets that this European Year …

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Open letter calling to step up meaningful action and engagement on the EU Year of Rail

September 9th 2021 EU Year of Rail is coming to an end, and further action is needed from the Commission for it to have a long-lasting positive impact. Multiple organisations and networks, among them Europe On Rail, lead by Generation Climate Europe have co-signed an open letter addressed to Executive Vice President Timmermans asking him …

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Open letter to EU Transport Ministers ahead of the Transport Council of June 3rd 2021

Ahead of the European Commission’s Transport Council on 3 June 2021, 36 environmental organisations, including eco-union, have signed an open letter addressed to all European Ministers. The environmental organisations are calling for a strong policy proposal to shift international passenger trips to rail delivering on the European Year of Rail 2021. Scroll down to read …

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