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.
This week, the European Commission committed itself to facilitate train travel in the European Union more more. Booking train journeys should be easier and travellers should get passenger rights comparable to air passengers rights.
For the European Commission booking a train journey – within its realm of the European Union – must be as easy as booking a flight. Prices must also be more competitive.
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.
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…
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?
What about the Belgian Pride in Brussels in May 2021? Organizer The Belgian Pride (with article) remains tight-lipped on the subject. But it is mobilising businesses, corporations, non-governmental organisations, institutions et al. to fly the rainbow flag in May. That project is called RainbowCity.Brussels.
After my attempt to ride SBB-CFF-FFS‘s Panoramawagen (Panoramic Car) from Cologne to Zürich, I was very happy to see the glass-roofed coach was present on the return trip: EuroCity EC-8.
Back in a pre-corona 2012 I got inspired by my friend Erik to make an epic rail trip through a part of Europe. I persuaded my best friend to tag along and together we decided to head north, to Scandinavia, to a part of Europe we both hadn’t visited yet and where fascinated about.