Railway connection from Amsterdam to Barcelona may begin in 2025

 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 


For all visitors who want to travel between Amsterdam and Barcelona, ​​a night train is expected to be launched in the spring of 2025.

In June of last year when the new Dutch-Belgian rail company European Sleeper presented a project called “Good Night Train”, and the same has now revealed that it will launch a train line from the Netherlands to Spain, Schengen Visa website reports.

Taking into account the delays in the departure, European Sleeper hasn’t announced the opening date of the road to Barcelona to “avoid disappointment”, up until now.

Currently, the departure of the overnight train between Amsterdam and Barcelona is expected to start in the spring of 2025.

According to a news agency, the night train will depart from Amsterdam and stop in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Lille.

It will then head to the south of France and pass through Figueres, Girona then arrive in Barcelona in the morning.

At the same time, on May 25 this year, the first European Sleeper night train will start its first journey, travelling between Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin.

This rail connection is planned to start from Dresden to Prague and will travel three times a week, although the company believes that during the next year it will be expanded and travellers will be able to use it every day.

Passengers will also be able to purchase their tickets starting February 20 through the European Sleeper website.

Thus, per seat the prices will vary from €49, to €79 for a “couchette” and €109 for a sleeping car.

Meanwhile, breakfast is included for sofa passengers and sleeping cars.

This railway connection will also be financially supported by the European Commission.

On January 31, 2022 the Commission announced that it will support ten pilot projects that will create new railway services or improve existing ones, including the European Sleeper operating between Amsterdam and Barcelona.

While demand for green mobility is growing, they need the rail market to respond much better and much faster, especially for long and cross-border journeys, European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean added.

The Commission also stated that the ten pilot projects will improve cross-border rail connections across the EU, making them faster, more frequent and more affordable as well.

The same authority highlighted that these pilot services will also help railway operators and authorities to break down remaining barriers in practice.

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