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5 New European Sleeper Trains To Ride This Summer

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The Good Night Train from European Sleeper

By Everett Potter

There was a time decades ago when overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Those were the glamourous days of rail travel, celebrated in thrillers like Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train. Alas, those night trains gradually fell out of favor as low-cost airlines like Ryanair and easyJet proliferated, doing short work of connecting European cities.

Fast forward to 2023, and the good news for those who love rail travel is that sleeper trains have not only returned, thanks to partnerships between national and private rail companies. They’re proliferating, with new trains and routes that have just started or are in the planning stages. Once considered unnecessary and outdated, overnight trains are now seen as intelligent, sensible, and even essential to combat pollution from air travel around the crowded skies of the continent … continue reading

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  1. Amanda Vender
    June 9, 2023 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    I read here about the new Eurojet sleeper train between Stockholm and Hamburg. I’ve been trying to purchase a ticket for August for the last two months and it can’t be purchased. Do you know anything about this?

  2. June 11, 2023 at 2:08 am — Reply

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