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Online discussion

Tuesday, 11. May 2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion

European Mobility Atlas 2021 - Night time on European Rails

The rise of night trains in Europe

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Night trains are on the rise again! While Europe was widely interconnected by night trains until the end of the 20th century, connections decreased dramatically in the past two decades.

2021 marks the European Year of Rail and the resurrection of important new night train connections combined with fresh railway market entrants. The climate crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have made us question and rethink our travel habits. Night trains are a good example on how to favour a more sustainable mobility.

During this event, we will discuss the past, present and future of night trains, have an exchange on the political context of night trains within the European Year of Rail 2021 and get insights on the market situation from public and private operators.


Welcome by Eva van de Rakt, Director, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union, Brussels

Debate moderated by Philipp Cerny, co-editor of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s European Mobility Atlas 2021, with:

Q&A with the audience.

The event will be in English and German.

Please register here.

Check out our new map "Nigh Time on European Rails"!

Read our European Mobility Atlas 2021: Facts and Figures About Transport and Mobility in Europe, to learn more about best practices and policy recommendations to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and just mobility in the European Union, with a focus on railways, cycling, digitalisation, tackling the climate crisis and the impacts of COVID-19.


For any questions, please contact Anna Trzcińska.

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