by David Benton
Nasadowsk wrote:That's nothing new. Back in the late eighties, you could take a night train from London to Scotland for 20 pounds, vs up to 100 pounds during the day. Competition then was buses, with similar prices. I think its to do with fixed costs and line capacity, plenty of spare capacity at night in Europe, so the allocated costs to the night trains are low.Gilbert B Norman wrote:I wonder if that's also the case in Europe. A quick look suggests that Nightjet prices are basically 'give away' prices. I suspect sooner or later OBB will toss in the towel, and I suspect that'll be 'sooner'.
Mr. Novosielski, the only "crippling blow" to be inflicted should all LD routes be discontinued will be to those who ride trains for "experiential" reasons. That of course means a lot of folk who participate at this and other passenger rail discussion sites.
Last time I went Munich to Amsterdam, the time comparison made Cityhopper a no brainer. Never mind the price. Europe is full of cheap air travel, maybe even more so than the US.