2021 marks the celebration of the European Year of Rail, an initiative launched by the European Commission to showcase the benefits of rail as a smart and sustainable way of transport. The CoR trainees of Spring 2021 decided to join the efforts in raising the awareness about the perks of rail transport through the production the "Next Stop" podcast series.
What is the Next Stop podcast about?
As the European Union is pushing towards a greener mobility with rail at
the center of its plans, CoR trainees decided to dedicate their YFactor
project to highlights how investing in rail connections and using rail as a
way of travel benefits the whole European community. Rail brings European
people, cities and regions closer together and do so in a nature-friendly,
cost-effective manner. This is the core message at the heart of the Next
Next Stop track list
Next Stop will comprise 8 episodes, all focusing on different topics
related to the #EUYearOfRail and to the state of rail connections across
1. Introduction to the European Year of Rail and relaunch after Covid-19
2. Discover EU
3. Climate friendly alternative
4. Transport exclusion and deterioration of infrastructures
5. Inclusion and diversity
6. Behaviour changes and charging system
7. Connecting Europe Express and Trans Europe Express
8. Future of the Rail
The podcast will host MEPs, EU officials and experts of the rail sectors.
With their insights, the hosts will guide the listeners to the discovery of
rail and what it means for the future of mobility in the European Union.