Belgo-European arts festival Europalia has not a country as theme this year, but railways: Europalia Trains & Tracks. Expect a diverse programme in the autumn and winter 2021 and in spring 2022.
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…
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.
Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…
After the Thalys from Antwerp-Central to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy near Paris we took an inOui (ex-TGV) train to Bordeaux-Saint-Jean. SNCF uses aging Alstom TGV Atlantique EMU’s for this service.
In order to get to Bordeaux, Danny and I booked a Thalys in Comfort 1 from Antwerp-Central station to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy. That’s the TGV station for Disneyland Paris.
Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.
Thalys, the high speed train company, offers a lounge in a selected number of train stations. Gaining access to one of their lounges is actually fairly easy. I got to check out the lounge at Brussels South/Midi station.
If you want to travel from Brussels in Belgium to Amsterdam in The Netherlands by train you can choose the Thalys or the Eurostar. But you need to reserve a seat. You don’t on the intercity train called the Benelux.