Getting a night train is already a pretty swish, comfy way to get about. But a brand-new, supremely luxurious sleeper? Well, that’s another beast entirely.
Excitingly, Norway, a country already home to several spectacular night train routes, has announced it’ll soon be rolling out a fleet of exceptionally swish new carriages. In other words, those marvellous sleeper journeys are about to get even more tantalising.
Norske Tog, a Norwegian train stock supplier, has announced plans for 17 brand-new long-distance trains for the route between the cities of Oslo and Bergen. Made by Swiss manufacturer Stadler, the trains will be able to travel at 200 kilometres per hour and carry up to 542 passengers. They’ll also be low-noise, fitted to work on both electricity and diesel, and feature canteen cars and even kids’ playgrounds.
Most exciting, however, are the sleeper options. Offering a mixture of four-bed and two-bed compartments that can all be converted into seating in the daytime, there’ll also be ‘deckchair’ seats that can recline. With tonnes of space and sleek fittings, the new carriages will be amongst Europe’s finest sleeper options.
As you’d expect of Scandi design, the trains are aesthetically marvellous, too. Here are a few images of what the sleepers are expected to look like.
The first of the trains is set to be rolled out on the Oslo-Bergen route from 2026. Eventually, up to 100 new trains might feature across Norway’s night train network. You can find out all about them on the official website here.
Can’t wait until 2026? Check out this handy new map, which shows all the ways travellers can get across Europe by sleeper train.
Did you see that a brand-new sleeper train linking several European cities is launching soon?
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