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In Europe, trains are full, and more are on the way

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🗞️ Driving the news: Europe is witnessing a surge in new rail connections between major cities, driven by climate concerns and high demand for cross-border passenger rail traffic
Despite some temporary disruptions, such as the suspension of Amsterdam to London service, new routes and competition are emerging

🔭 The context: The expansion of rail networks in Europe is part of a broader "rail renaissance," a significant shift in transportation preferences and policies across the continent
This resurgence in rail travel is fueled by a growing public awareness of environmental issues and the urgent need to address climate change

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The expansion of rail travel in Europe is significant for global sustainability efforts
By providing a more environmentally friendly option, rail travel can significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with inter-city and cross-border transportation

⏭️ What's next: More rail connections are planned, including services by new operators and expansions by existing ones
This includes increased competition on the cross-Channel route, where Eurostar currently dominates

💬 One quote: “The demand for sustainable railway travel is really booming” (Gwendoline Cazenave, CEO of Eurostar)

📈 One stat: European Union passenger rail transport saw a 50% increase between 2021 and 2022, nearing pre-pandemic levels


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