Rail first

For business

We have found that 28 companies have set up internal policies to shift from air to rail out of the 322

294 with no identified policies
21 contenders
7 frontrunners

The 7 frontrunner companies:

Air vs Rail emissions reduction

-0%
by train
Paris-Nice
(direct train)
-0%
by train
Amsterdam-London
(direct train)
-0%
by train
New York-Washington
(direct train)
-0%
by train
Madrid-London
(stops in Paris and Barcelona)
-0%
by train
Paris-Rome
(one stop in Milan)
-0%
by train
Frankfurt-Berlin
(direct train)
-0%
by train
Berlin-Zurich
(direct train)
-0%
by train
Madrid-Barcelona
(direct train)

Best practices

to shift from air to rail

Set a target to convert a share of the air journeys to rail

Additional leave to travel by rail

Zwitserse Re

Bigger budget to encourage travelling by rail

Anteagroup, Caixabank, EY Global, Mapfre, Publicis, Roche, Siemens, Simon Kucher, SPIE, Steelcase, Swiss Re, Telefonica

Possibility to book first class tickets

ABN Amro, Arcadis, Caixabank, KPMG UK, Mapfre, Publicis, Roche, Shell, Siemens, Simon Kucher, SPIE, Steelcase, Swiss Re, Telefonica

Employees allowed to work in the train

ABN Amro, Anteagroup, Mapfre, Publicis, Roche, Telefonica, Shell, Steelcase, Swiss Re, KPMG

Travel climate budget

ABN Amro, Anteagroup, Caixabank, EY Global Forvia, Publicis, Mapfre, Simon Kucher, Shell, Steelcase, Swiss Re

Train by default instead of plane for trips below a certain amount of hours or kilometers

ABN Amro,Accenture, Amundi, Anteagroup, Arcadis, AXA, Capegemini, Credit Agricole, Engie, EY Global, KPMG UK, Lush, Publicis, PWC, Saint-Gobain, Salesforce, Simon Kucher, SPIE, Wipro

Join the

#railshifters

movement

For companies

Sign the letter asking the European Union to improve the research and the booking of cross-border tickets

Sign the letter

Sign the letter/pledge asking the European Union and Member States to improve rail in order to help corporates shift from air tor ail
Contact us to sign the letter

Download the letter

For individuals

Generate a LinkedIn post to call for companies to shift from air to rail

#TrainNotPlain

I commit myself to travel by rail instead of flying for work. I call on companies to set travel policies to incentivise the shift to rail. #railshifters #railfirst. #TrainNotPlane

Post on linkedin

Toolbox to
shift to rail

Best websites to find cross-border rail connections

Transport & Environment / Travel Smart Campaign ┬ę 2023