Belgium in Brief: Sleeping all the way to Barcelona

Belgium in Brief: Sleeping all the way to Barcelona
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A new night train service from Amsterdam to Barcelona is potentially in the making, with Belgian stops in Antwerp and Brussels.

With this announcement, the Dutch-Belgian initiative behind upcoming night trains to Berlin and Prague, called European Sleeper, is expanding its offer to include the south of Europe

As this plan follows a recent announcement of night trains to French ski resorts and the Mediterranean coast, European Sleeper – the Dutch-Belgian initiative behind upcoming night trains to Berlin and Prague – is seemingly looking to expand its offer to the south of Europe.

To start, the train will run three times a week, but this could be expanded to a daily service, depending on the availability of trains.

While the launch date of the sleeper train service has not yet been determined, it could be operational next year or even “much earlier if possible practically,” said co-initiator of European Sleeper Chris Engelsman. “The sooner the rollout, the better.”

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