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Willbridge

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International Railway Journal in the July issue reports that the Dutch and Belgian sleeper line start-ups have agreed to merge as European Sleeper. Cooperating with RegioJet they would start with a Brussels<>Amsterdam<>Berlin<>Prague line. Reading between the lines, both firms were discovering how difficult it is to set up a rail service on someone else's tracks.

In the meantime a private French start-up called Midnight Trains is going through the same struggle.
 

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International Railway Journal in the July issue reports that the Dutch and Belgian sleeper line start-ups have agreed to merge as European Sleeper. Cooperating with RegioJet they would start with a Brussels<>Amsterdam<>Berlin<>Prague line. Reading between the lines, both firms were discovering how difficult it is to set up a rail service on someone else's tracks.
European Sleeper has the easy part, just hook on to a RegioJet train, and provide service. There biggest issue is RegioJet may replace them at some point.

In the meantime a private French start-up called Midnight Trains is going through the same struggle.
Midnight Trains has a bigger issue, as there selling up-scale service and equipment in France. Best of luck to them.
 
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Midnight Trains has a bigger issue, as there selling up-scale service and equipment in France. Best of luck to them.
Providing any independent rail service in France is a nightmare, upscale or not. The entire access system is tilted to favor the incumbent.
 
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