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I'm not sure how relevant the CNL figures are, as they have been taking over previously existing night trains.

But the main issue is the claim that night trains cannot compete on time and price with the airlines. This may be true for daytime trains, but as for night trains, as far as time goes, they easily compete with airlines, as even the slowest (such as Milan-Barcelona from roughly 8pm to 9am) takes up much less useful time than flying. And the price should be compared with plane+hotel which makes them more competitive (ironically, night trains from Zurich have been cut, rather than from Berlin with its ridiculously cheap hotels).

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jul 18th, 2011 at 03:25:03 PM EST
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