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Reaction of Europe on Rail on the EC Action Plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail

Reaction of Europe on Rail on the European Commission Action Plan to boost long distance and cross-border passenger rail 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 […]

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EU action plan for pan-European rail travel: An on-time departure to make rail an attractive alternative to air travel?

EU action plan for pan-European rail travel: An on-time departure to make rail an attractive alternative to air travel? The European Commission wants to fight the disconnections in the European rail network and thus strengthen climate-friendly railways compared to carbon-intensive air and road transport. To this end, it will present an Action Plan to boost

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European public opinion poll shows support for shifting flights to rail

European public opinion poll shows support for shifting flights to rail 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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