Dutch start-up to launch night train service to Prague in spring

A new night train that will connect several cities in the European Union will be put into service in the spring.

The new night train service, which was started by a Dutch start-up, will stop in 12 different European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The sleeper train, now named European Sleeper, will start its journey in Brussels after 7 p.m., then stop in Antwerp, Roosendaal, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Dresden, Bad Schandau, Děčín and Ústí nad Labem.

Apart from all the stops mentioned, the European Sleeper will make its last stop in Prague at 10 a.m. Those who wish to use the same means of transport to return will be able to do so as the European Sleeper will offer services in the opposite direction.

However, the official launch of this service is still scheduled in several months, the price of a ticket has not yet been revealed. Additionally, the company has yet to reveal any other rules and start date.

“As we work on the availability of comfortable sleeping cars, we will start operations later than originally planned. At the start of 2022, we will communicate the exact start date. At the time, we will also announce the composition of the train, the different levels of comfort and ticket prices ”, European Sleeper statement reads.

The new service aims to make train travel a more attractive alternative for anyone planning to travel to any of the countries. In addition, the same goal is to provide comfortable overnight travel and an efficient alternative for overseas travel.

“Night trains are the only mode of transport where you can put your bed. It’s not the fastest way to get around, but you can get around while you sleep. The limit for traveling only during the day is 800 km per day, but if it can be used at night, the distance traveled will be extended to 1200-1500 km ”, the co-founder, Elmer van Buuren said in an interview for Asahi Globe.

Speaking in a similar vein, Buuren said that leisure travelers, young people and those traveling for business purposes are expected to use the services offered by European Sleeper. According to him, more and more companies are trying to change their travel policies and use the train to support sustainable travel.

France also plans to put ten night train lines into service by 2030. The French authorities explained that the country aims to facilitate accessibility, mobility and help with the ecological transition.

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