In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, some dream of a renewed direct train connection to Switzerland. Basel SBB Railway Station isn’t that far away from Luxembourg. It could be a night train or a day train, both originating in Brussels.
Besides the renewed interest in night trains in Europe, besides an increase in awareness something must be done to make cross-boarder train travel in the European Union much easier, there’s also this Trans Europ Express 2.0. A revival of the old TEE network.
Swedish rail operator SJ AB has announced a night train service from Sweden‘s capital Stockholm to Hansestadt Hamburg in Germany from 2022. At least for now there will not be a nigh train service from Malmö to Brussels.
There’s a new night train company in town: Midnight Trains. The French company wants to operate luxurious but affordable night trains from 2024. As usual, there are many questions.
Belgium is about to become an orange area again after being a red zone for nine months. After the Kingdom of Belgium itself allowed leisure travel abroad again, turning orange is big factor for travel.
Well before the hype of European Sleeper‘s Ostend – Prague and Ostend – Warsaw routes and of Moonlight Express‘ Barcelona – Perpignan – Brussels – Berlin dream, Sweden announced going for a night train from Malmö to Cologne and Brussels. But now, a French minister is implying a Paris – Brussels – Cologne – Copenhagen…
Barcelona – Brussels – Berlin. Moonlight Express, from Belgium, loves destinations beginning with a B. At the start of April Moonlight Express announced a night train service from Brussels to Berlin via Liège. But ultimately it wants to link Barcelona with Berlin.
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.
The Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or Austrian Federal Railways and their Swiss colleagues SBB-CFF-FFS present a map of their future Austro-Swiss night train plans for Europe in 2024.
I really outdid myself this year. Barcelona? Check. Venice? Check. Amsterdam? Check. Dubrovnik? Check. I visited three of the most often named destinations suffering from mass tourism.