the New bill proposes several improvements
It has been difficult to take through Europe by train. \\yet, the EU parliament decided that it should be easier to book long uninterrupted journeys, and compensation for delayed trains should be increased.
Many travelers are reluctant to travel far by train. It has been relatively difficult to obtain information and plan their trip if you want to go south down through Europe. The different way railway companies are managed has not had any cooperation or coordination of the timetables and they also have different rules and technical standards. It has led to that the companies have not seen any advantage with running the international långlinjer. Passengers forced to change trains too many times for it to be perceived to be a time efficient and comfortable ride.
with the bike on the train
But in november voted in favour of the EU parliament through a bill that will make it easier to go by train through the union. If the law proposal also passes by the EU's council of ministers and the EUROPEAN commission can be expected to be a series of improvements. Among other things, an a train passenger who misses a connecting trip because of a delayed train having the right to take the next departing train with the same destination, even if it is with another operator. Compensation for delays shall be raised and there will be better conditions for the disabled to travel. You will even get to take their bike on the train when traveling through Europe.
" It is unacceptable that it should be so difficult to make longer journeys in Europe. If we are to reduce flying, it must become easier to travel abroad with the train, " says Swedish member, Jakop Dalunde (MP) in a statement after the vote in Strasbourg.