August 3, 2020

Back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

Paris (AFP) – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences.With passengers cradled to sleep by the clank of the wheels on the rails, the network of night trains that spanned the continent inspired travelogues, thrillers and films.But the cost required to keep them running, coupled with the growth of high speed day trains and the popularity of budget airlines, meant that the era of the couchette and wagon lit was quietly fading into the night.Key routes were cut and the intricate network of overnight routes across Europe was reduced to just a handful of services.But increasing a…


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