Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Michael J. Coren
Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Sweden’s rail authority will run more overnight sleeper trains to serve passengers skipping airlines amid escalating climate concerns. The new offering by Trafikverket will dispatch trains from Malmö, Sweden in the evening, scoop up more passengers an hour later Copenhagen, and arrive in Cologne, Germany at 6am. Trafikverket officials called it a “first step” to adding more direct connections for overnight passengers as the Swedish government wants to offer convenient alternatives to short-haul flights.