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EUROPE: European Sleeper has been awarded track access for its planned Brussels – Amsterdam – Berlin – Praha overnight train, the promoters confirmed on November 1.

The Dutch night train start-up co-operative plans to announce a launch date and final timetable for the service ‘in the near future’, along with details of travel options and ticket prices.

Confirming that infrastructure managers Infrabel, ProRail, DB Netz and Správa Železnic had allocated capacity for the service in the 2022 timetable, European Sleeper said the remaining details were being finalised in co-operation with its operating partner, the established Czech open access company RegioJet.

Meanwhile, the co-operative said it had engaged financial, legal and operational expertise and an IT specialist; it is also being assisted by volunteers.