Europe’s night trains – level 2

13-06-2023 15:00

The launch of a new affordable night train service from Brussels to Berlin by European Sleeper could have a big impact on rail travel in Europe.

The success of this train service will be very important for other planned night train routes and it will influence the EU’s ability to reduce carbon emissions. More and more people are looking for sustainable travel and an alternative to budget airlines, and the Brussels-Berlin service wants to offer this. The first reaction was positive but there are problems with financing and getting modern trains. Hopefully, there will be demand for night train services and it will support night train travel in Europe.

Difficult words: affordable (something what many people can buy, because they have enough money for it), sustainable (able to continue for a long time), budget (cheap).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What challenges do you think European Sleeper and other night train routes will have to address when it comes to financing and modernizing trains?


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