International overnight services

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:06 PM

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Wasn't aware that Switzerland, being surrounded by EU countries wasn't a member.  I guess being a member would have made it harder for 'crooks' to hide their ill gotten gaines in numbered Swiss bank accounts.

It's more because they tired of being dragged into European Wars and have declared themselves both Politically and Militarially neutral.    The country is engineered to go it alone militarily in any major conflict including Nuclear.   During WWII if you crashed or landed in Switzerland as a combatant it was the country's policy to inter you until the end of the war instead of returning you back to your country.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:41 PM

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H-m-m-m-m-m, now I seem to remember the Hannover to Berlin, DB train that ran across East Germany.   

"Passthrough" trains are a different situarion.

CMStPnP
 Also, if a late overnight train I am not sure why you would want to stop in the very early a.m. at stops in Toronto....

As another poster has pointed out, it's VIA's decision, and I don't think they would exclude service.

I would guess that the two customs services could work out some general procedure to avoid many middle-of-the-night inspections, however, there would be enough odd situations to give the operation bad reviews.  The US-Canada border has been a hassle since 9/11/2001.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:44 PM

1. The neutrality of and return of an independent Switzerland was established in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna by the European powers. 

2. The elimination of border checks for the parties to the Schengen Agreement was in March 1995. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:39 PM

Guess it had to happen.  Some of the new private night train startups are complaining about state owned night train proposals and services.  Here is a link from what appears a spokesman of the private night train operators complaining about state owned RRs.

https://www.railjournal.com/opinion/fair-treatment-essential-for-european-night-train-revival

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:16 AM

Night jet starting a new maitenance facility that includes a 2 train building.

https://www.railwaygazette.com/passenger/nightjet-depot-investment-to-support-sleeper-train-network-expansion/57203.article 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01 PM

Sweden pputs out feelers for its proposed night trains thre Denmark to Germany.

https://www.railjournal.com/regions/europe/trafikverket-launches-tender-to-operate-night-trains-in-sweden-and-denmark/   

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:49 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:58 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:25 AM

Croatia summer ovrnight service deemed a success with better that 90% overall loads.  Last train September 26.

https://www.railwaygazette.com/passenger/regiojets-train-to-croatia-is-a-sell-out-summer-success/57451.article 

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