After the year 2021 without visiting my sister Florence in Zug in Switzerland, I finally returned to the Confoederatio Helvetica in March 2022. I stayed over a week. More than a family visit, I organised an excursion to French-speaking Switzerland, also known as Romandy to visit Maxime and the vineyards of Lavaux in the canton…
Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…
There will not be a European Sleeper night train service by the summer months of 2022. The company is tempering expectations.
Dutch company GreenCityTrip already organised charter night train voyages to Venice, Prague, Milan, Vienna, Verona and Innsbruck. It now adds Copenhagen in Denmark; Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden; Bologna, Florence, Bolzano and Como in Italy and Salzburg and Linz in Austria.
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.
Enthusiasm for night trains is on the rise. At least on paper, the night train offer in Europe is expanding. But there are quite a few challenges. Yet, the Union Internationale des Chemins de fer or UIC is optimistic. “The infrastructure is there, so it should be made full use of at night”, says Philippe…
The European Sleeper operated by RailJet will start running a night train service from next summer. When exactly, European Sleeper cannot say. Sales will start in April 2022. For now, the termini will be Brussels and Prague in Czechia. At this point, no Ostend and no Warsaw.
Orient Express, or Orient-Express with a hyphen, has been a byword for luxury and exoticism for 150 years. Now a new venture is (re)introducing the Orient Express to Italy from 2023.
“From Antwerp at 8PM to Berlin at 6AM”, Thanh exclaimed! I beg your pardon? The timetable for the RegioJet operated European Sleeper from Ostend in Belgium to Prague in Czechia. And vice versa, obviously.
Today, Train World in Brussels‘ Schaerbeek railway station opened its Orient-Express exhibition. The exhibition recounts the story of this legendary train brand and its creator, Georges Nagelmackers.