Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

The Swedish government has announced a 4.7 million euro investment in night-time rail connections to continental Europe.

Once the funds have been made available, the first steps will include research on the level of travel demand to identity the most popular routes, and the launch of a call for rail companies interested in running the service.

According to Per Bolund, Deputy Finance Minister and Green Party Representative, politicians must respond to people’s demand for more “climate-smart” ways of travelling, both on holidays and for work. In a press release, he said that Sweden is putting forward investments to revive night trains to continental Europe “in order to cope with the climate, build a strong society and to achieve the goal of becoming the world’s fossil-free welfare country.”

This is an excerpt from an article first published on Eltis

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