Petition: Belgium to be served by night trains in the future

It is now more than 15 years in Belgium that the last night train left the station of Brussels never to return. This mode of transport, used by many generations in the twentieth century and synonymous with great trips and holidays, has found a renewed interest among the population in Europe. Countries like Austria have already revived this activity and others like Scandinavia and France are discussing the subject. As for the Belgium state owned railway company SNCB, it has no intention, either soon or in the distant future, of resubmitting this service. This lack of ambition and vision is desolate, especially in a society in transition seeking new alternatives to transportation. Consequently, we ask the government to play its role as the main shareholder of SNCB and to ask it to seriously study the possibility of reopening night intercity lines, as was the case in the past.

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35 thoughts on “Petition: Belgium to be served by night trains in the future”

  1. Karin Persson says:

    It would be fantastic to be avle to take a nighttrain from Copenhagen to Brussels.

  2. Anna Hildebrand says:

    Go, go , go!

  3. Lotta Malm says:

    For the Environment !

  4. Jens Rydgren says:

    More night trains, please!

  5. Susanne Baden says:

    More night trains in Europe!!

  6. Ulrik Schellee says:

    All railways should have night trains for longer distances to make it convenient to travel in a climate smart way.

  7. Ulrika Ferdman says:

    We need more nighttrains to connect Europe.

  8. Jakob Gometz says:

    Reinstating the inter-city night trains is an essential part of reconnecting the European cities through the railway system. A sustainable European transport and travel industry is dependent on a functioning and accessible railway system.

  9. Eva Ekström says:

    We need to be able to travel in Europe without taking flights.
    Therefore we also must have night trains to reach our destinations.

  10. Henrik Kock says:

    Grenar ideas!

  11. Erica Karlsson says:

    So important to further interconnect our continent in a sustainable way!

  12. Eva Lundberg says:


  13. Christoffer Holmström says:

    Lets go by train!

  14. Kristina says:

    I would like to see more nighttrains in Europe!

  15. Katarina Niklasson says:

    Bring back the night trains and make it easier for people to chose a climate friendly way to travel within Europe!

  16. Victoria says:


  17. Olof Philipson says:

    Please bring back the night trains! I used them frequently during the 90’s between BE-CH as well as BE-SE

  18. Emma Stenbacka says:

    More night trains in Europe! It is necessary for the future. Please be a role model as Brussels is the “European capital”.

  19. Kenta Hällbom says:

    We tried last weekend for train to Istanbul from Copenhagen and further to Tblisi…bit it didn’t work all the Way

  20. Kerstin Wockatz says:

    As soon as possible!

  21. Karl Bengtsson says:

    More night trains please

  22. Tina Norman says:

    Yes please!

  23. Vamilla Edvinsson says:

    I eant mote over night trains in Europe

  24. Jesper berger says:


  25. Marlis Ohrem says:

    Yes! Go for it!

  26. Karina Butler says:

    More night trains!

  27. Sofia Lindstrand says:

    Please reconsider the possibility to open nighttrains to Brussels, to make it possible to travel in a more environmental-friendly way!

  28. Erika Peltonen Ramkvist says:

    Give us more trains and more departures, in the whole of Europe.

  29. Maria Rasmusson says:

    More night trains!

  30. Gunnar Evén says:

    Ja till fler nattåg i Europa.

  31. Adam svensson says:

    Ja tack!

  32. Thor Balkhed says:

    Yes, please!

  33. Nina Jansson says:

    Yes please! More trains, both during nights and days.

  34. Erik Östling says:


  35. Åsa Sturestig says:

    Make a sustainable investment. Give us night trains to Bruxelles.

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