End of a railway romance: Sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris fall victim to budget flights

December 12, 2014 6:00 AM

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End of a railway romance: Sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris fall victim to budget flights

Train passenger Marie-Helene from France smiles after arriving at the Berlin main station with the night train from Paris on Wednesday, morning Dec. 10, 2014. German railway company Deutsche Bahn is ending the sleeper service between Paris and Berlin this week, citing unsustainable losses. The service has been running since before World War II, and used to go all the way to Moscow. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans) (The Associated Press)

An activist of the environment protection organization 'Robin Wood' hangs on a poster 'night trains instead of night flights' before the night train to Paris leaves from the main station in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. German railway company Deutsche Bahn is ending the sleeper service b...

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