March 4, 2021



New Sleeper Train Services Announced Across Europe – Travel Off Path

Harmonization Of Ticketing Needed To Improve Traveler’s Experiences

While the expansion of overnight rail routes is good news for travelers looking for sustainable transport options, there remain some obstacles to the successful launch of integrated European sleeper train services.

In particular, passengers do not have access to a harmonized single ticket window in order to book train travel across Europe. Responsibility for ticketing continues to lie with the individual national rail operators, meaning that for multi-destination trips travelers must use various different booking sites – making planning rail-based travel in Europe somewhat difficult.