Europe’s night trains – level 3

13-06-2023 15:00

The launch of a new low-cost night train service from Brussels to Berlin by European Sleeper could have a significant impact on the future of rail travel in Europe.

The success of this venture will set a precedent for other planned night train routes and determine the EU’s ability to reduce carbon emissions. The Brussels-Berlin service aims to cater to the growing demand for sustainable travel options and compete with budget airlines. While the initial response has been positive, the challenges of financing and acquiring modern trains remain. However, there is optimism about the demand for night train services, including city breaks and business travel.

The availability of funding and modern trains will be key to the commercial success of these ventures and the revival of night train travel in Europe.

Difficult words: venture (an activity that involves risk or uncertainty), precedent (an event or action that’s regarded as an example or a reason for allowing something else), revival (comeback).

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What challenges do the night train operators anticipate in the commercial success of their ventures?


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