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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“Derailed” : Investigate Europe uncovers the hidden barriers to European rail

Image: IE – Alexia Barakou November 23rd 2021 A new investigation on the failures of European rail has just been made public by Investigate Europe, a consortium of European journalists who report across borders. In the first articles of a series of releases Investigate Europe is highlighting the main issues for the development of rail …

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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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When the dust settles after the International Railway Fair TRAKO 2021

The 14th edition of the International Railway Fair TRAKO 2021 – Poland’s largest and most prestigious and Europe’s second-largest meeting of the rail transport industry – is behind us. According to the organizer, the event was attended by nearly 23 thousand participants from 39 countries and more than 500 exhibitors from around the world. New …

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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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