RegioJet has revealed a timetable for a night train to the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as to Bruges and Ostend
For the first time, Prague has a new route to obtain a direct railway connection with Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The train to the North Sea offends 1376 must.
RegioJet has published the first details of the upcoming night trains between Prague and the Netherlands and Belgium, which are being prepared by European Sleeper.
Office for Access to Transport Infrastructure (ÚPDI) published on its website mandatory notification of a planned commercial connection. It also includes a draft timetable, including 1,376 long routes.
Unlike the first report on the new project, it turns out that the route will be even longer than the original plan. In Belgium, the train will continue from Brussels to Bruges and to the city of Ostend on the North Sea coast.
The train is to leave Prague at seven in the evening, it is in Berlin before midnight, then it stops in Hanover. It will be in the Dutch capital for six hours, the train continues through Amsterdam airports Schiphol, The Hague and Rotterdam to Belgium, where it will serve, for example, stations in Anverpach, Brussels or Ghent. He’ll be at the destination station at 9:56.
Back an hour longer driving time
The train leaves at 6 pm, one hour longer. According to the timetable, he will travel between Amsterdam and Berlin about an hour slower. The reason is probably the effort to come to Berlin around six in the morning, not earlier.
RegioJet states in the announcement that it wants to start riding the train, it will arrive from December next year, it does not rule out an earlier start. The train should have a capacity of 550 seats. Train connections should have seats on seats and sleeping compartments. Services include internet access or free coffee and other drinks. “As with other connections, a policy of the best prices for the best services is envisaged, “ said RegioJet spokesman Aleš Ondrůj. Initially, he has to ride three times a week, later a day.
Konečná in Ostend also offers the opportunity to get a new train connection to buses further on – whether to London or Paris, where RegioJet is already running its buses from Prague. The company has not yet confirmed something like this, but states that it is assessing all the possibilities that the new train connection has offered it.