OUR NEW NIGHT TRAIN BRUSSELS – PRAGUE
FROM THE SUMMER OF 2022
FIRST TRAIN IN SUMMER 2022
THREE TIMES A WEEK
EXPAND TO DAILY ASAP
TICKET SALES START SPRING 2022
As we are working on the availability of comfortable sleeper cars, we will start operations later than originally scheduled. At the beginning of 2022 we will communicate the exact starting date. At the time, we will also announce the train composition, the different comfort levels, and the ticket prices.
EXTRAORDINARY DESTINATIONS WITHIN SUSTAINABLE REACH
Connecting four European capitals. Sustainable and comfortable travel will become more attractive to many. For holidaymakers, city trippers, and business travellers alike. Our night train service to Prague will reduce CO2-emissions by 75 tonnes.
BRUSSELS – BERLIN DIRECT
LONDON – PRAGUE CHANGE IN BRUSSELS
DINNER IN AMSTERDAM BREAKFAST IN DRESDEN
THE ELBE VALLEY AROUND THE CORNER
EUROPEAN SLEEPER: THE RAILWAY COMPANY DEDICATED TO NIGHT TRAINS
European Sleeper is a new Dutch-Belgian initiative, founded by two entrepreneurs with a great passion for night trains: Elmer van Buuren and Chris Engelsman.
European Sleeper is organised as a cooperative. In May 2021 and within 15 minutes, European Sleeper raised €500,000 in seed capital, by selling shares to more than 350 small investors from various countries in Europe and beyond. This leaves us an enthusiastic night train community to become actively involved in the company.
WHERE STANDS EUROPEAN SLEEPER NOW?
We are currently working on a new website, including a customer-friendly booking tool. We are redeveloping our marketing and branding. And we now have our own office space in Utrecht and a small but knowledgeable team that works hard to achieve our ambitions.
We indeed have great ambitions: we plan to introduce a new night train from Belgium and the Netherlands every year. In 2022 to Pague, in 2023 to Warsaw and in 2024 to a yet unknown destination. We have already started preparations for these new night trains.
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European Sleeper is building a new sleeper train network from the Netherlands and Belgium. Czech railway operator RegioJet is the perfect partner for our first route. RegioJet is the largest private railway company in Central Europe.
European Sleeper is a merger of the Belgian Moonlight Express and Dutch start up European Sleeper. These two railway companies dedicated to night trains, decided to develop one strong night train operator for the Netherlands and Belgium.
The overnight sleeper train is in the spotlight
European Sleeper is part of the movement that put the overnight sleeper train back on the European map. It was founded by two entrepreneurs with a great passion for sleeper trains: Elmer van Buuren of Train2EU and Chris Engelsman of Noord West Express. With the founding of European Sleeper, we combine an enormous amount of valuable knowledge and experience.
Elmer has been fascinated by sleeper trains since childhood. Boarding in the Netherlands in the evening, sleeping in a proper bed and waking up in the morning in another world. Elmer read timetables in bed like they were exciting boys’ books and has always wanted to become director of his own railway company.
Chris used to live by the railway where the Nord West Express to Copenhagen, Warsaw and Moscow passed by. At that time, ten sleeper trains ran from the Netherlands every day. When the last one left in 2016, he could not let that go unchallenged.