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With the new train timetable, passengers from Frankfurt can travel to Paris or Brussels while sleeping overnight.

FRANKFURT – After a long time, Deutsche Bahn has once again added the popular night train connection from Berlin to Paris and Brussels to its timetable. Thanks for stopping in Frankfurt Train passengers can also enter Hesse Their impact is the car experience.

The first train to Paris and Brussels will depart the German capital on Monday evening (December 11), Deutsche Bahn said. One half of the train travels overnight to Paris and the other half to Brussels.

Night trains connect Frankfurt with Paris and Brussels

After moving away from night trains ten years ago, Deutsche Bahn is currently working on a turnaround. Frankfurt residents can also benefit from this. (Credit Image) © Christian Charisius/dpa

The link is part of the train offer again on Sunday (December 10) with a comprehensive timetable change. In the future, a night train will run three times a week from Berlin via Frankfurt to Brussels and Paris. A daily operation called Nightjet is planned from October 2024. The railway jointly operates the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the French State Railways SNCF and the Belgian NMBS/SNCB.

Deutsche Bahn reports on request dpaThat demand is high. “New night train connections are well booked during holidays.” Only then will there be “sufficient free capacity” again. “Basically, once we launch the new night train link with our partner railways, there will be a real boom in bookings.”

An overnight train service is an alternative to flying – even for travelers from Frankfurt

In 2014, the railway stopped its night train service due to lack of demand. Now, with the desired shift to socially and ecologically sustainable modes of transport, night trains are coming back to the fore as an alternative to flights on long journeys. Hessians can also benefit from a stop in Frankfurt.

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Together with several European partner railways, the railway again offers more connections. The aim is to connect 13 European cities with more than one million inhabitants by night trains. Swiss Federal Railways is also involved in this project.

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