Swiss Railways train in Zurich Station
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF” THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL”
This was formally launched under the current Portuguese Presidency of the EU on Monday 29th March. Working with Back on Track, Greenpeace and other environmental groups, we published an open letter outlining a 5 point action plan. The plan sets out specific actions needed to to achieve much improved cross-border and long distance rail services across Europe.
For further information click here: – OPEN LETTER (greenpeace.org)
EUROPEAN PUBLIC OPINION POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR SHIFTING FLIGHTS TO RAIL
YouGov carried out a survey with a representative sample of over 6000 adults in 5 different EU countries in early February. The survey confirmed an increasing concern over the problem of transport related emissions. It also confirmed the growing popularity of night trains and 73% wanted rail fares to be cheaper than air fares.
For further information click here:- European Public Opinion Poll – Shifting Flights to Rail (germanwatch.org)