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(Mulimuli Faafou I: 03/02/2023)

O lo'o fa'ateleina le aofa'i o atunu'u o Europa o lo'o fa'alauiloa nofoaafi e feoa'i i va'alele pupuu. Falani, Siamani, Peretania, Sueteselani, ma Nouei o lo'o i totonu o atunu'u o Europa o lo'o fa'asaina va'alele pupuu. O se vaega lea o taumafaiga i le tetee atu i le faaletonu o le tau o le lalolagi. lea, 2022 had become a year when rail ousted short-haul flights in Europe, muamua i Farani, ma le tele o isi atunuu e mulimuli ai 2023.

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The Origin Of The Short-Haul Flights Ban In Europe

The aviation industry is one of the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, growing by 29% i 2019. While governments tried to fight these numbers, the reality is that less than 7% of passenger transport is operated by trains. This is a surprising figure since one-third of the busiest short-haul flights have trains under 6 itula.

O lea la,, Greenpeace joined forces with prominent European governments to fight climate change. Recent research by Greenpeace commissioned presents the following outstanding numbers: 73 o le 250 busiest short-haul flights in Europe, in countries like Switzerland, and the UK, have train alternatives under six hours, ma 41 have direct night train alternatives.

Brussels i nofoaafi Utrecht

Antwerp i nofoaafi Utrecht

Berlin e nofoaafi Utrecht

Paris e nofoaafi Utrecht


How Rail Ousted Short Haul Flights


Europeans Supporting A Ban On Short-Haul Flights

The short-haul flight ban is a massive change in European regional and international transportation. While most Europeans travel by train between countries and use intercity trains, tourists on euro trips might find train traveling challenging. Ae ui i lea, train travel is about to become the primary way of traveling in Europe, and the locals are all for it.

A recent European Investment Bank survey shows that 62% of Europeans support a ban on short-haul flights. The majority of people in Germany (63%), Falani, ma Netherlands (65%) prefer night trains. The challenge European rail companies are facing is providing nofoaafi moe and all the necessities that make a good night’s sleep possible while traveling. The EU is so supportive of this act, that anyone can now access Greenpeace’s interactive map of Europe and add the train routes they would like to see created or improved.


Highest Train Bridge In Europe


France Is The First Where Rail Ousted Short – La'u Vaalele

France is the first country to ban short-haul flights officially. O le mea, passengers who preferred the luxury of flying everywhere in France will now have to change to travel by train. A'o femalagaa'i nofoaafi e foliga le manaia, se malaga nofoaafi umi itiiti ifo nai lo 2.5 itula e tele ona lelei. muamua, vaalele i totonu 6 auala sa fuafua e faaleaogaina tumau. Ae peitai, o auala o nofoaafi i le malaevaalele e le mafai ai e pasese ona vave taunuu i le taeao mo vaalele faavaomalo.

O va'alele pu'upu'u o le a fa'agata le fa'agaioia i auala nei e tolu i Farani: Pale – Nantes, Lyon, ma Bordeaux. Nai lo, rail travel will replace flights since there is an excellent alternative of 2 itula i le 1-itula vaalele vaalele. lē gata i lea, if train services will be improved between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Lyon and Rennes and between Lyon and Marseille, these routes will join the new policy.

Amsterdam i nofoaafi Paris

Lonetona i nofoaafi Paris

Rotterdam e nofoaafi Paris

Brussels i nofoaafi Paris


The Advantages Of Traveling By Train

Train travel is the quickest way to travel in Europe thanks to well-connected regional and international rail routes. E le gata i, train traveling offers many perks you cannot enjoy when traveling by plane. muamua, at train stations, passengers are not required to passport control, siaki saogalemu, and check-in, which saves a lot of time and hassle.

Lona lua, when traveling by train, you can enjoy beautiful views that are not available from the plane’s window. Faataitaiga, many train journeys in Europe offer a window to Europe’s most scenic villages and valleys, like the Loire valley. Lona tolu, unlike planes, many rail companies provide free Wi-Fi on trains. O lea la,, if you travel business or executive, Wi-Fi is included in the ticket fare.

Brussels i nofoaafi Amsterdam

Lonetona i nofoaafi Amsterdam

Berlin e nofoaafi Amsterdam

Paris e nofoaafi Amsterdam



Cross-Border Travel: Rail Or Short-Haul Flights

Everyone has a story about that time an hour’s trip turned into a 48-hour nightmare. While passengers are more accustomed to traveling by plane, cross-border travel by train is by far more accessible, greener, and a considerable time and money saver. I le male, most rail passengers are unaware of the fact that high-speed trains, like the French TGV, e 40 minutes faster and cheaper than a plane.

O lesi foi mea, the German ICE rail can take you from Brussels to Cologne in less than 5 itula. I le male, you can add a stop in Paris on the way to Cologne, again via a high-speed train. I se isi itu, if you travel by plane, requires additional time to collect baggage, and the risk of airport and flight delays, whereas trains are punctual across Europe. lea, cross-border rail traveling is ideal in Europe.

Frankfurt e nofoaafi Berlin

Leipzig e nofoaafi Berlin

Hanover e nofoaafi Berlin

Hamburg i le nofoaafi Berlin


Red Train

The Future Of Short-Haul Flights In Europe

While France is the pioneer, ousting short-haul flights in 3 auala, Austria has ousted Salzburg to Vienna flight route. Germany is still considering the move, like Norway and Poland. The future of short-haul flights is still unknown, but with Generation Z preferring green travel, cultural experiences, and exploring local communities, alternative train travel could provide for all these needs.

lē gata i lea, exploring the not-yet-taken train routes might promote tourism in less-popular destinations in Europe. This will not only reduce airport traffic, and chaos but will also reduce over-tourism in popular places in Europe.

Salzburg e nofoaafi Vienna

Munich e nofoaafi Vienna

Graz e nofoaafi Vienna

Prague e nofoaafi Vienna


Vintage Photo In The Train Restaurant

New International Train Trips To Take in 2023

As part of the efforts to upgrade night rail services, some of Europe’s best night trains have returned at new timetables. O lesi foi mea, passengers can now choose between, Venise, Viena, Budapest, and Zagreb. The new overnight train runs departs Venice at 8.29 pm.

With these new connections, travelers can explore amazing destinations. This is thanks to not only new train routes, but better, improved, ma e sili ona taua environment-friendly night trains. Another great international rail route includes an overnight train from Prague or Dresden to Basel. lē gata i lea, travelers can even stop in lovely Saxony. O lea la,, you depart after dinner and arrive in beautiful Switzerland in the morning. How wonderful it is to have the option of wandering the fairytale-like streets of Prague in the afternoon and hiking up the glorious beauty of the Swiss Alps. O mea uma lava na, recent years have proved that travel industry made a significant shift where rail not only ousted short-haul flights in Europe, but also became a high quality and service transportation, that satisfy all needs.

Interlaken e nofoaafi Zurich

Lucerne e nofoaafi Zurich

Bern e nofoaafi Zurich

Sineva i nofoaafi Zurich


Ina ia faaiuina, train travel is greener, and offers a window to some of the beautiful views in Europe. Matou i Vagana A Toleni o le a fiafia e fesoasoani ia te oe e saunia mo se malaga nofoaafi ma saili le sili tiketi nofoaafi i tau sili ona lelei.



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