OUR FIRST NIGHT TRAIN RUNS TO PRAGUE
A great prospect: our own sleeper train will soon connect major cities, stop at majestic stations and cross wonderful landscapes on the way.
WE WILL START IN APRIL 2022
We can’t wait to show you more details about our train. The train will run three times a week for the first months and probably daily after that. Travel times and ticket costs will be announced soon.
WHAT DID THE SALE OF SHARES BRING US?
AT LEAST AS IMPORTANT AS
The sale of shares has provided European Sleeper with the necessary €500,000 in seed capital to realise the first night train to Prague together with the Czech private railway operator RegioJet.
Also, we now have more than 350 enthusiastic investors on board, who can act as fans and ambassadors in the coming years and support the development of the company.
SHARES SOLD OUT IN NO TIME
The sale of our shares started Thursday 27 May 2021 and all shares were reserved within 15 minutes by more than 350 investors from many different countries in Europe and beyond.
WE ARE GOING AHEAD WITH OUR NIGHT TRAINS!
Belgian Moonlight Express and Dutch European Sleeper
– two railway companies, dedicated to night trains –
are going to work together
under the name of European Sleeper.
We have decided to develop one strong night train operator, instead of two competing initiatives. Both organisations independently started building a network of night trains from the Netherlands and Belgium last year.
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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.
Besides that, we work with railway operators and rail network managers, as well as with various small-scale local businesses and volunteers.
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.