A real night train renaissance? Join the discussion on RailTech Belgium

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After decades of decline for night trains, there is momentum again with various new night train start-ups popping up and renewed interest from the public. But will there be a true night train comeback? And what are the challenges in getting more night trains on the tracks? This will be discussed in one of the free knowledge sessions at RailTech Belgium on June 7.

Starting up a night train operator is not easy, but defininitely not impossible, shows European Sleeper. The operator’s first sleeper train will set off from Berlin to Brussels this month on 25 May. Co-founder Elmer van Buuren is one of the speakers of the knowledge session at RailTech Belgium to discuss the comeback of night trains, talk about their experiences and share insights.

Also joining is Jesse Schermer of Back On Track, a European network to support cross-border passenger train traffic and in particular the night trains. How can conditions for night trains be improved in order to run more trains and promote international travel via rail? The speakers will share there insights and there will be plenty of room to ask questions and join the discussion. The session takes place from 14:00 to 14:30, find the full programme for the knowledge sessions on the website.

RailTech Belgium aims to bring together the Belgian and international railway market with a pop-up exhibition, various knowledge sessions and two conferences, opened by Belgian Federal Minister of Mobility Georges Gilkinet. A networking dinner on the evening of June 6 is an ideal additional opportunity to network. Register for free for the exhibition and knowledge sessions here! For the conference programme and tickets, visit this page.

Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

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