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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Picture: Kurt Foncke