On 17 May Germany’s Ministry of for Transport and Digital Infrastructure held its Schienengipfel (Rail Summit) in Berlin. The centre piece of the event was a renewed commitment to speeding up Berlin – Dresden – Prague – Vienna connections, but an eagle-eyed Josh Posaner of Politico spotted an interesting paragraph in the letter of intent signed by the Ministers in attendance:

Here is the text:

5. request the European Commission to propose the launch of an EU financial assistance programme for investment in rolling stock that can operate across borders in support of the objectives of the European Green Deal;

Of course we agree! And here with the Trains for Europe campaign we have the plan as to how to do exactly that!

 

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BMVI | Übergabe von Förderurkunden durch Staatssekretär Steffen Bilger zur Förderrichtlinie Elektromobilität am 11. Februar 2020
February 11, 2020
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