Open letter to EU transport ministers before Council June 2021

Cover: Open letter to EU transport ministers before Council June 2021

Germanwatch together with 35 European environmental NGOs ask EU transport ministers to shift international passenger rail trips to rail. In an open letter, published on 10 May 2021, the NGOs request ministers to take the following measures at the June 2021 Transport Council:

  1. Commit to at least 30 new Europe Express lines and night trains between 2021 and 2025, and short-term service improvements, towards a European timetable
  2. Launch a funding programme for interoperable rolling stock and sleeping carriers
  3. Make sharing of real-time and ticketing data mandatory for rail operators
  4. Reduce track access charges for international trains and phase-out flight subsidies and short-haul flights
  5. Increase public investment in closing infrastructure gaps and modernising existing infrastructure
Document type
Open letter
Pages
6

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