A new sleeper train that connects London and Stockholm in less than 24 hours will start operating from September

A new sleeper train that will connect London and Stockholm in less than 24 hours will go into service from next month, further easing the travel process.

According to Euronews, the EuroNight service will start operating in September and will carry passengers from Stockholm to the German city of Hamburg, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

The new train will cut the train journey time between the Swedish capital and London to around one day.

The EuroNight train is powered by renewable energy; The Swedish operator SJ only uses electricity from hydroelectric and wind sources.

According to the announcement, travelers can take the Eurostar train to Brussels, which takes two hours. However, travelers are required to book a Eurostar early to ensure they arrive before midday. At the same time, from Brussels-Midi station, passengers must take a train to Hamburg-Altona, changing at Cologne HbF, while this journey takes seven hours.

“You travel from Brussels to Cologne on a superb German ICE train, complete with dining car, power outlets at all seats and free Wi-Fi. You then travel from Cologne to Hamburg by comfortable Intercity train with bistro car. the travel site The Man in Seat 61 reads.

Authorities in European countries are constantly trying to move towards more sustainable transport alternatives; however, a recent report by European statistics provider Eurostat showed that the main means of transport for European citizens remains the car, after a total of 82.8% of all passengers use the train for their daily trips.

Eurostat’s report revealed that passenger and kilometer data recorded inside the EU in 2019, before the spread of the coronavirus, remained the same, falling by only one percent since 2017.

He noted that the countries that stand out the most in using cars are:

  • Norway, 89.1%
  • Iceland, 88.8%
  • Lithuania, 90.6%

The German authorities have implemented a new plan to encourage passengers to travel more by train, by lowering the price of the ticket to 9 €. Such a decision was taken to make the process of traveling within the country more sustainable.

Regarding the issue, the Federal Statistical Office said that during the month of June, which was the first month in which travelers could buy a train ticket, which costs less, train travel has considerably increases.

“In June 2022, rail transport movements through Germany were on average 42% higher than in June 2019. In May 2022, they were 3% higher than in May 2019”, reveals a press release from the office.

At a time, a recent poll by HS1 Ltd showed that the majority of Britons chose the train rather than the plane to travel to Europe.

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