Sweden could revive its night trains to Europe, agency finds

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Overnight trains to the European mainland could make a comeback in a few years' time, says the Swedish Transport Administration. But some details must be ironed out first.

This summer the government commissioned a report from the agency to see if and how night trains from Sweden could work.

Bosse Andersson at the Transport Administration says they think it's possible but that several legal and technical issues need to be tackled first.

The government is examining the issue in order to give passengers more low-carbon ways to travel in Europe. At the turn of the millennium, Sweden used to have nightly sleeper trains to Europe but dropped them after travellers opted for cheaper and quicker modes of transport, namely flights.