By the end of 2023 a night train will connect Barcelona with Amsterdam

By the end of 2023 a night train will connect Barcelona with Amsterdam

A night train connecting Amsterdam and Barcelona is scheduled to start operating by the end of 2023.

The European Commission will support this project, as well as another project of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, FGC, which seeks to connect Catalonia with the south of France.

For years now, the European Union has been pushing for Europe to become more and more connected to each other. For this reason, he decided to make the train the transport of the future in a world where the use of airplanes is being reduced every day.

The new night train that will connect Amsterdam and Barcelona

This announcement is a big bet to link Barcelona and Amsterdam by train.

The project, which will link the two cities by rail, is one of the 10 initiatives that the European Commission has decided to support financially, in order to promote the expansion of the train on the continent.

The projects are developed within the framework of its #Connecting Europe program.

The objective is to have the night train linking Catalonia with the Netherlands in operation before the end of 2023. The deadline is December 10 to start providing the service.

Although the service had already been announced months ago by the company European Sleeper, it appears that, thanks to the support of the Commission, it is now expected to be launched.

This night train will also be supported by Brussels, as announced by the European Commission.

Other rail connection projects

In addition to the Barcelona – Amsterdam project, the European Commission is also promoting the connection of Barcelona with the south of France via long-distance train.

This project is proposed by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat, FGC, which will connect Catalonia with the south of France through two lines: Barcelona-Figueres-Toulouse and Barcelona-Figueres-Montpellier.

This initiative is in addition to the announcement by RENFE to connect Barcelona with Marseille or Midnight Trains, which aims to connect the Catalan capital with Paris in 2024.

The EU executive also highlighted the Belgian-Dutch European Sleeper initiative that will launch the night train service between Brussels and Berlin by May 25.

In fact, on the European Sleeper website they reconfirm the potential and great opportunities for extending the service in Southern Europe.

The Belgian-Dutch company will make its debut on May 25 with the route between the capitals of Belgium and Germany, which will be extended to Prague in the Czech Republic by 2024.

In this context, train travel will continue to grow and will offer users more and more alternatives every day. They are the best future mobility alternative for the continent.