“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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#RailRenaissance – How can the EU Recovery and Resilience Funds contribute to the renaissance of European passenger rail transport?

The European Union has raised €672.5 billion in loans and grants to be distributed to Member States with the objective to incentivise reforms and investments which contribute to build a new post-pandemic economy and society. As expressed by the European Commission (EC) itself, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) aims to mitigate the economic and …

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Strengthening passengers rail is essential for the decarbonisation of transport in Spain

Greater use of the existing network, an improvement of national and cross-border infrastructures and adapted taxation are fundamental pillars to boost the train as the main means of transport for passengers in Spain and Europe. 10 February 2021.– The eco-union association and ECODES foundation, as Spanish partners of the Europe on Rail initiative, published today the report “Present and Future of Passenger Rail Transport in Spain” (available in Spanish only) with the aim of promoting policies and measures to strengthen national and international rail transport in Spain in the framework of the European Year of Rail. This …

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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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