Transdev and Snälltåget Launch Night Train between Sweden, Denmark and Germany

This month Transdev and its Swedish subsidiary Snälltåget will launch the first trans-European night train linking three capitals: Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin.

Snälltåget summer picture

Snälltåget in summer

The night train, operated and financed entirely by Transdev-Snälltåget, will run daily from 27 June until 4 September and will then provide several weekly trips until the end of October.

This new ‘open-access’ service is Transdev/Snälltåget’s contribution to the debate on the development of competitive night train services in Europe which, the companies say, are essential to achieving our climate goals as a concrete alternative to air transport.

Furthermore, in order to minimise the environmental impact of the journey, the train will only use green energy from hydro, wind and solar sources.

The new Stockholm-Copenhagen-Berlin line is the first night train not only to connect the two largest Scandinavian capitals directly to Berlin, but also to connect Sweden, Denmark and Germany since the 1990s. It replaces the old Malmö-Berlin line, which Snälltåget operated between 2012 and 2019 using the ferry between Trelleborg, Sweden and Sassnitz, Germany.

The inaugural trip will depart from Stockholm Central Station at 4:22pm on 27 June and arrive at Berlin Central Station at 8.52am the following day, therefore lasting 16 hours and 30 minutes.

The train will use different locomotives along the route and carriages acquired and completely renovated in 2019. Three different types of seats will be available for reservation: single or reclining seats, and compartments.

A restaurant car will be available on the Swedish leg of the journey between Stockholm and Malmö, while a snack service will be available to passengers for the rest of the journey.

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