New rail line between France and Italy could revolutionize travel for Brits
This upcoming route will allow British vacationers to see some of Europe's most beautiful cities without the hassle of airports. The French startup plans to revolutionize the way people travel across the European continent by launching a series of new routes that depart from its main hub in Paris.
One of the first services expected to be launched by Midnight Trains is Paris-Venice. This route promises to take tourists to two extremely popular vacation destinations - and all of this will be done aboard a sleeper train, without the hassle of traveling short distances. This was reported by express.co.
British travelers who want to visit European cities without having to take a plane will be able to get to Paris from London in just a couple of hours thanks to the Eurostar service, and then board one of the Midnight Trains sleeper cars.
The sleeper train is also set to stop in Milan, Italy's financial capital and a huge transportation hub connecting dozens of other cities. This key stop will make it even easier for tourists to see more of the Mediterranean Peninsula.
The French railroad company wants to launch the first service in 2025 and hopes to create a network of more than 10 destinations. Among the announced routes are Paris-Edinburgh, Paris-Copenhagen, and Paris-Rome, a variety that will allow travelers to see some of Europe's most beautiful destinations without going through airport security and baggage restrictions.
In promoting its way of traveling, Midnight Trains also said that the speed offered by short-haul flights is an "illusion." Noting that many airports are located far from city centers and security checks and queues can turn a short trip into several hours.
Since the French company boasts electric trains, boarding these sleeper cars will also be a more environmentally friendly way to travel compared to flying.
In 2022, Paris retained its record as the most visited city in the world, with about 44 million tourists walking its streets in one year. Two million Britons were among the travelers heading to the city of love.
Venice is also a destination much loved by UK citizens. In 2022, about 304,000 Britons walked through its historic canals and gazed at the lagoon.