From today, we can travel to and from Belgium. That travel can be non-essential. But while we can leave Belgium for another member state of the European Union or a member state of the Schengen Area, it is important to research which country is welcoming tourists.
Okay, that is a long title. I feel like Im’m introducing and American sporting evenement with many sponsors and brand names. Anyway. European Sleeper, a new railway operator from the Netherlands, is planning a night train service between Ostend and Prague. This train will be operated by RegioJet, from Czechia.
Moonlight Express, a new train operator from Belgium, announced a night train service from Brussels and Liège to Berlin. The Moonlight Express is expected to start in April 2022. But with which rolling stock?
The Consultative Committee of Governments has as expected decided to allow non-essential leisure travel from and to member states of the European Union. Starting 19 April. But it’s not a free pass.
The City of Antwerp is planning to install a ‘city forest’, an orchard, a pond, a dog run zone and gazebos on the Scheldt Quays at Nieuw Zuid or New South. It’s the area beyond the recently rethought Zuid (South) area. The project should be completed by 2024.
Tuesday was a big day for rail news. Privateers European Sleeper from the Netherlands and Moonlight Express from Belgium announced night train services from Brussels to Berlin. Earlier, the Austrian Federal Railway carrier ÖBB (with its Nightjet brand) also showed interest in linking Brussels to Berlin. Are three sleeper services too much? Perhaps not.
European Sleeper and RegioJet could become an Ostend – Amsterdam – Prague night train. For RegioJet, it would be a logical decision. Treinreiziger.nl spoke to the Czech discount rail operator.
On the same day as Moonlight Express announced it would start a night train service between Brussels and Berlin via Liège, European Sleeper announced its destination: Brussels, Antwerp and Amsterdam to Prague in Czechia via Berlin and Dresden in Germany.
Entrepreneurs Louis-Philippe Lammertyn and Louis De Jaeger from Belgium have started Moonlight Express, a company which will offer night train services between Brussels, Liège and Berlin. They keep in mind Eurostar connections so travellers can go easily from London to Berlin.
City of Antwerp‘s real estate agency AG Vespa has presented a first design for the future Spoorpark (Rail Park) linking the Zurenborg neighbourhood to Borgerhout. The public gets a new opportunity for input.