The Nightjet: Travellers spurning fast flights for slow train to Venice

Irish Times | Jan 16, 2020 at 4:15 AM
  • On a recent morning, as Venice, Italy, awakened to crisp November sunshine, a group of travellers appeared on the steps of Santa Lucia Station.
  • Nightjet trains have a variety of accommodations, including seated coaches, youth-hostel-style couchette carriages sleeping four to six passengers at a time, sleeping cars with hotel-style key cards and fluffy bedding and private cabins with their own miniature bathrooms.
  • Production started this year on about €375 million worth of rolling stock from Siemens, including 13 night trains with a new design featuring individual sleeping pods for solo travellers.