Scandria Alliance members Berlin and Viken county are partners of an #EURegionsWeek workshop on 11 October 2023 about an improved night train network.
Scandria Alliance members Berlin and Viken county are partners of the workshop “Night trains – for better connections between cities and regions“ during this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities, the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.
About the workshop
As the European night train network is currently under-developed, this workshop aims to show advantages that cities and regions can gain from good connections in an improved night train network, and which steps need to be taken.
The event will take place in Brussels on 11 October 2023, 11:30–12:30 and is organised by Berlin’s Senate Department for Mobility, Transport, Climate Action and Environment.
Registration to the workshop is now open here.
Study: Berlin could become European night train hub
Last year, a study on Berlin’s potential as a future hub for a European night train network was presented by Berlin’s Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action. One of its conclusions is that Berlin has great opportunities to become a night train hub for connections to other metropolises in the east, west, north and south. Specifically, the study sees potential for additional night trains from to the Baltic States (Tallinn and Vilnius), to Zagreb and Belgrade, westwards to Lyon, southwards to Italy (Milan, Rome) and northwards to Oslo and Stockholm. The prerequisites for this include a massive network expansion in Europe, as in the ongoing Rail Baltica or Brenner Base Tunnel projects.
The study is available for download here (in German).
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