The Green party have said that they want to put state subsidies into night trains that will connect Germany with cities as far flung as St Petersburg in the north and Lisbon in the south.
🚄 Here is the German Greens’ plan for a night-train network across Europe
😴 Go to sleep in one country and wake up in another!
💚 Such an exciting vision of comfortable, romantic and *low-carbon* travel#GreensMakeChange
— Green💚Molly (@GreenPartyMolly) September 16, 2021
According to the environmentalist party’s plans, 40 night rail lines could connect 200 destinations across the continent including islands like Mallorca, which would be linked in by train and ferry.
The Greens want the EU to buy a fleet of sleeper trains that could travel at speeds of between 200 km/h and 250 km/h.
The CDU have also announced plans to rebuild the country’s sleeper train services.
Deutsche Bahn stopped its last sleeper service in 2016 citing the high costs involved in maintaining its fleet that was not recuperated through ticket sales.
Earlier this year the state owned company said it had “no plans” to purchase new sleeper wagons.