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Sleeper trains are unloved by managements for some reason. I never looked at their economics, but if it is problematic then not for lack of demand: all the sleeper trains I took so far (and all of them to or from France) were chock-full and some booked up in advance for weeks, meaning that there would be room for running more trains. Maybe it's a similar case to the demise of Germany's popular InterRegio, or the elimination of most conventional expresses on the Wuhan-Guangzhou line: an idiotic attempt to redirect passengers to more expensive services (and then wondering why those passengers choose buses instead).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 18th, 2011 at 03:27:06 PM EST
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