The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at which the successor to the Kyoto Protocol will be agreed upon, will be held from 7 to
18 December 2009. Current and future mobility needs represent a major challenge for climate protection.
In the context of the UIC’s “Train to Copenhagen” campaign, CFF will run their own train from Switzerland to Copenhagen, thus highlighting the fact that eco-friendly solutions already exist. The aim of this journey is to remind as many people as possible that rail offers an eco-friendly mobility solution for passenger as well as freight transport.
CFF, together with CityNightLine, are organising a special train from Berne to Copenhagen. The Swiss Transport Minister Moritz Leuenberger, who will represent the country at the conference of Ministers, will be on board the train, departing on Wednesday 16 December 2009.
During the journey, a wide-ranging programme will be on offer. CFF and SBB Cargo will demonstrate their environmental credentials, whilst participants will have a unique opportunity to relax and network. A round table, workshops and stands will complete the programme.
In addition to the Transport Minister and the CFF Chief Executive Andreas Meyer, CFF would also like to offer other parties a platform for dialogue and broaden participation from the world of economics and the sciences, as well as representatives of NGOs and young people. A total of 70 people, including 20 children and 10 journalists, will be on board the train.
After a night spent aboard the train in a sleeping car, participants will arrive in Copenhagen at around 10 am on Thursday 17 December 2009, in order to enable the Swiss Transport Minister Moritz Leuenberger to attend the Conference of Ministers due to begin the same day.
SBB will give the other participants the opportunity to meet the Swiss negotiation delegates and to visit some of the conference venues.
The train in figures:
Departure: Wednesday 16 December 2009, Berne.
Number of participants: 70 people
Journey duration: 17 hours
Itinerary: Berne–Basel–Frankfurt am Main–Copenhagen.
Composition of the train: 12 CFF and City Night Line coaches.