Return of the night train is a big issue in France

Minister Elisabeth Borne is “convinced” that night trains have a future

Pascal Dauboin, of the group Oui au train de nuit, discusses the economic and environmental arguments behind renewed interest in overnight rail travel

The relaunch of the Paris-Berlin night train is being called for by a number of European MPs as interest in overnight rail is renewed.

A transport law (the loi d’orientation des mobilités) is currently under review by French MPs, who are due to take a decision on launching new night train lines and modernising existing structures by next June.

Former transport minister Elisabeth Borne, who is now Ecological Transition Minister, has expressed support for the plans.

She wrote on Twitter: “Yes, night trains have a future!”

Night trains were abandoned by the cash-strapped SNCF in 2016 for financial ...

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