Activists descend on Glasgow on climate train ahead of summit

Some had travelled from across Europe by train, before linking up with a service north from London.

Activists descend on Glasgow on climate train ahead of summit PA Wire

Hundreds of activists and European politicians have descended on Glasgow on a specially chartered climate train ahead of the COP26 conference.

The Rail to the COP train arrived in the city on Saturday evening carrying around 300 climate activists, and 170 others.

Prior to boarding in London, some passengers had busked at Euston station where many of the activists had arrived after taking the Eurostar across the Channel.

Their train had travelled through the Netherlands and Belgium before linking up with the Avanti West Coast train to Glasgow.

<em>Activists joined delegations from Europe on the train</em>.”/><cite class=cite>PA Wire</cite></div><figcaption aria-hidden=true><em>Activists joined delegations from Europe on the train</em>. <cite class=hidden>PA Wire</cite></figcaption></figure><p>Some had travelled from as far afield as Poland and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.</p><p>Lukas Kiefer, 25, a student from Germany who helped organise the journey, said the train companies the activists collaborated with think in a very different way to activists.</p><p>“But, at the same time we all agree that train mobility is the future of mobility for a huge amount of people, if it’s cheap and if it’s feasible for everyone,” he said.</p><p>“So I would say that one big demand from us is that subsidies don’t go into the aviation industry. For example, in Europe 43% of all airports need subsidies from the government because otherwise they could not run because they’re just too expensive.</p><figure class=wp-block-image><div class=relative><img loading=lazy decoding=async src= width=1920 height=1315 srcset=
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