No, it’s not a regular night train service, but Flywise Travel is organising citytrips with chartered night trains under de brand GreenCityTrip. From the Netherlands to Venice, Prague, Milan, Vienna, Verona and Innsbruck.
“Moonlight Express and European Sleeper join forces”, an announcement on Wednesday said. The Benelux to Berlin and Prague night train service will be operated by RegioJet and will ride under the brand name European Sleeper. So is it the end of Moonlight Express (as a brand)?
Moonlight Express from Belgium and European Sleeper from the Netherlands will join forces to provide night train services from the Benelux to Berlin, Prague and Warsaw. The brand name will be European Sleeper.
Night train news! European Sleeper is not only looking for a train path from Ostend in Belgium to Prague in Czechia via Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany), but also a train path to Warsaw in Poland.
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.
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.
European Sleeper Coöperatie U.A. is set to launch a sleeper train service from the Netherlands and Belgium in April 2022. In April 2021 the company will announce destination.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) will travel to and from Brussels in June 2021 and April 2021.