British Railway Companies: #DontLeaveInterrail
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On August 7, 2019 it was announced that British railway companies – commonly known as the Rail Delivery Group – will be leaving the Eurail / Interrail scheme. Consequently, Interrailers and Eurail participants won’t be able to use their tickets to travel the United Kingdom starting in January of 2020.
A fruitful and important collaboration that spanned almost half a century will now come to an end.
This decision is a historic mistake and does serious damage to not only European integration and international cultural and youth exchange, but also to domestic UK and European tourism, British transport industries, as well as much needed sustainability efforts.
In the context of an impending UK exit from the European Union, this decision further erodes the connections between the United Kingdom and her European neighbors. It also undermines the interconnectedness for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and drastically decreases the number of European visitors who want to learn more about the different parts of the UK.
This move should alarm anyone who values travel as a means to broaden one’s horizon, anyone who believes in European cultural exchange, as well as anyone interested in keeping the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
Dear Rail Delivery Group, we implore you to revoke this decision – whatever the underlying causes may be – and remain an important and much valued member of the Interrail family. Generations of young travelers, train enthusiasts, tourism workers, and sustainability advocates will thank you for it!
Madeleina Kay, Young European of the Year 2018
Roger Casale, New Europeans
Gary Paterson, EU Youth Activist
Vincent-Immanuel Herr & Martin Speer (HERR & SPEER), FreeInterrail
As well as all signatories
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