Scotland could be connected to Europe via a new overnight rail network it has been announced.
The proposals were shared by the German Green Party – known as The Greens – and would allow passengers to depart from Glasgow or Edinburgh and wake up in Paris or Frankfurt.
The proposed network would connect cities across Europe by night train lines across Italy, France, Spain and Turkey.
It would also connect cities like Dublin and Paris, London and Vienna and Birmingham and Brussels.
The requirements needed by the proposal shared by the Greens included comfortable, quiet night trains that can reach speeds of up to 250km/h, a customer-friendly uniform booking platform across all participating railway companies, and cheap tickets that can compete with air travel prices.
On their website, the Greens said: “In order to build a real European night train network, it is necessary for the EU and the participating states, especially Germany, to take money into their own hands.
“This is especially true for the first few years in order to build up an attractive new night train market.
“One thing is clear: people are ready to use night trains.”
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