Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

The end of the Berlin – London night train connection

by Lloyd on 07.01.09
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I have been a regular traveller London to Berlin (via Brussels) night service. Leaving London on the last Eurostar to Brussels one was able to step straight on to the sleeper service and wake up in Berlin in time for a days work/rest/or play.

The service was axed at the end of this year meaning that London and Brussels no longer have a fast connection to Berlin. Although the total time (via Koln) is now faster this trip (10 hours) now has to be taken though the day meaning loosing a day of work/play/holiday.

What a shame, this service was a regular for me, I used it at least 5 to 6 times a year and I have very fond memories.

In the trips to work at the Falken Education centre outside Berlin I would take the night train, encouraging young people to see not only the delight of night travel but also the environmental advantage.

The website http://euronight.net/ has been set up to campaign for the restoration of this service. (Brussels and onwards for London) are some of the only European capital cities that are no longer reachable from Berlin on the night services.

Please write to DB (the German Train Company) and the German Embassy to complain, last year after passenger complaints they brought back the individual booking service and it is possible that we could put enough pressure on DB to put the service back on. This can help with the reasons, but its better to write it in your own words.

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