Europe's night trains

Night trains were once the only way to travel across Europe, and in many places it still makes more sense to simply hop on a train rather than fly or drive. Even so, demand for long-distance overnight services has been falling, leading many EU rail operators to phase out or shut down their moonlight hour lines - with the exception of Austria. I find out why Austria is poised to become Europe's only major night train operator. 

This programme was first broadcast on the 267th edition of The Urbanist on Monocle 24

Photo: ÖBB

Photo: ÖBB