I demand a pan-European train booking platform in addition to high taxes on CO2.
It is too difficult to book a train connection covering more than a single country, I think the Council of Europe could do some good here.
even the UK's rail infrastructure (if not all the train companies) got renationalised and every so often a UK train company fails and *does* get run by the DfT even if only temporarily..
Also in Luxembourg telecom services still come from the PTT which is owned by the govt (ironically in one of the richest countries in the EU, if not a large one), so there are ways of doing this without breaking any EU legislation..
indeed, it was originally a full privatisation but the network got so bad there was a crash due to faulty infrastructure and Railtrack got renationalised into Network Rail.
Although British Rail was far from perfect, it was at least affordable.
Today its cheaper for me to drive to London or SE England than get a train there..
@elomatreb I say Council of Europe, of which they are members. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Europe#Member_states,_observers,_partners
@DC7IA sounds great 😊
@tomas That'd be great, but I don't think we will have that any time soon.
@DC7IA DAMN YES! WOUD BE GREAT
@DC7IA gibts schon. Etwas blau, etwas Euro Flagge und fertig! :-)
@VictorVenema Yes, but I want train companies to be legally required to all be part of one big system. If you need more than one ticket for a long journey you will not have passenger rights in case you're delayed.
@DC7IA Yes, I would also like that. And to be able to buy those tickets at the train station, like in the past, and not only in the internet.
Thought you might have needed to book a trip now and not once this problem is solved.
@VictorVenema I have recently booked a journey and seen the madness...
@DC7IA I want an european public railway service
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