The return of the sleeper train in Europe

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17 hours ago, slammer said:

My favorite however was the car train from either Munich or Basel to Hamburg. I would ride to the station and be there around six-ish ready for loading anytime between eight and ten. At eleven with a load of other bikers and more than a few beers under our belts the train would set off. Next morning in Hamburg we would go to our machines and ride off the train along the platform and out of the main concourse into Hamburg.

 

Well, this got stopped some time ago.

However, those satire people from NDR (xtra drei) have put an explanation film together.

(sorry, only German - anb in detail Berlin to Munich.)

But the HAM - MUC is the same

 

 

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15 minutes ago, HH_Sailor said:

 

Well, this got stopped some time ago.

However, those satire people from NDR (xtra drei) have put an explanation film together.

(sorry, only German - anb in detail Berlin to Munich.)

But the HAM - MUC is the same

 

 

They are still running, only not under the Deutsche Bahn umbrella.

https://www.autoreisezug-planer.de/

I am thinking of going to Norway with the bike in April and want to use that to get to HH.

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19 hours ago, Fietsrad said:

 

It would be nice to see the Berlin Autozug terminal in Wannsee reactivated someday. A real shame it ceased.

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When and if this comes, it sounds rather cool:

 

"Midnight Trains is a French start-up railroad company. The company aims to return sleeper trains to Europe."

 

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Midnight Trains is a French start-up railroad company. The company aims to return sleeper trains to Europe.

 

The first route is expected to open in 2024, with a fully operational network by 2030. Routes are planned from Paris to Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Denmark and Scotland.

 

It was founded by Adrien Aumont and Romain Payet, the founders French crowdfunding website KissKissBankBank.[4] Yorgo Tloupas, associate artistic director, and Hervé Marro, director of communication and institutional relations, have also joined the company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Trains

 

Pics and info https://www.midnight-trains.com/en/home

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On 10/01/2023, 21:26:51, LukeSkywalker said:

Italian beer? Are you serious? I could join you in Munich and bring a case of Augustiner or Tegernsee Helles on board 👻. You don‘t have that in the North. In Bavaria we keep the best stuff ourselves :)

Some of it slips out.  Tegernsee Hell is one of my husband's favourite beers and we can get it up here in Niedersachsen.

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On 10/01/2023, 9:26:51, LukeSkywalker said:

Italian beer? Are you serious? I could join you in Munich and bring a case of Augustiner or Tegernsee Helles on board 👻. You don‘t have that in the North. In Bavaria we keep the best stuff ourselves :)

 

Mate, you need to get out more. Most German beer is downright boring. An American fella in our area realised this pretty quickly and started his own craft micro- brewery. Hallelujah, sister...brother.

As far as your slight on Italian beer goes, well, like I say, you need to get out more. I was in Sicily not long ago and drank beer from local craft brewery that almost made me weep with joy.  Here's a pic.

Molto, molto Buona! From Donnadicoppie - at least you've inspired me to seek them out!

 

And perfect for sipping before nodding off on the night train to...

 

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2 hours ago, Aussiedog said:

Mate, you need to get out more. Most German beer is downright boring. An American fella in our area realised this pretty quickly and started his own craft micro- brewery. Hallelujah, sister...brother.

 

I live right by a micro brewery here in Munich and they brew some very good beers, I particularly like their IPA real tasty, but if you are a lager drinker then Munich Augustiner  is imo about the best  and for bitter drinkers a draft IPA from Wetherspoon's in the UK at GBP 1,49 a (20 floz) pint is simply unbeatable!

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The man in seat 61 reports that the new SJ (Swedish state railways) sleeper service from Stockholm to Hamburg will likely be extended to Berlin from this summer. This would mean a year round connection between the 2 capitals. The Snälltaget one is seasonal. The SJ one offers deluxe sleeping compartments also.

 

https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-routes/hamburg-to-stockholm-by-sleeper-train.htm

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1 hour ago, tor said:

Leningrad to Moscow... a few years ago... :) 

 

 

 

 

leningrad to moscow.jpg

Is that you second from the right, Tor! Or even on the right?😎

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