The German Passenger Federation PRO BAHN has presented ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks with its Annual Passenger Award.
PRO BAHN is a non-governmental organisation run by volunteers that speaks for public transport users in Germany. To ALLRAIL, this new Award shows that the policy of both Full Transparency and Mandatory Through Tickets is extremely popular with passengers.
With over 65% of the passenger rail system funded by the taxpayer (through subsidised services and infrastructure), is there not a moral duty to ensure that all rail ticket options are available at all rail ticket vendors and that all reasonable rail connections are secure ?!
PRO BAHN Chair Detlef Neuß states: “Since we have known him, Nick Brooks has been fighting for the removal of barriers to rail ticketing. ALLRAIL and Nick Brooks are our staunch allies when it comes to through tickets and passenger rights. Together we are working to make the railways easier to use and for passengers to feel safe in the event of irregularities”.
ALLRAIL Secretary General Nick Brooks says: “We are thrilled and honoured to receive this award. It is a testament to our dedication to enhancing rail travel. Despite the huge amount of taxpayer funding that it receives, passenger rail’s market share is still just 5.5% of ground transport. It is only when the sector starts putting the passengers first that we will finally achieve modal shift to rail”.
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