SWEDISH operator SJ has announced that its daily Euronight service from Stockholm to Hamburg will be extended to Berlin from March 31 to September 30.

Ticket sales for this entire period opened on February 1.

From March 31, the SJ Euronight service will run from Stockholm to Hamburg main station in place of Hamburg Altona as at present.

The Berlin terminus will be Berlin main station. Northbound services to Stockholm will depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen, except on Saturdays, when they will leave from Berlin main station due to engineering work.

From Sunday to Friday, southbound services will depart from Stockholm at 17.34, arriving in Hamburg at 06.00 and in Berlin at 09.00.

Due to engineering work, for the Saturday departure from Stockholm arrival in Hamburg the next day will be later at 08.56 and in Berlin at 12.00.

Northbound services from Sunday to Friday will depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen at 18.37, and from Hamburg at 22.01 to arrive in Stockholm at 09.56.

The northbound departure on Saturdays will be at 17.57 from Berlin main station, and at 21.00 from Hamburg to arrive in Stockholm at 09.56.

SJ launched its daily Euronight service to Hamburg on September 1, but is only offering two couchette cars in each direction as it has been unable to obtain approval to operate its sleeping cars in Denmark.

Nevertheless, SJ business manager, Mr Christer Litzell, says “the interest in our night trains to Hamburg has been great from the start and there is also great interest in being able to go further than the northern part of Germany.

“It is very nice to be able to offer Berlin as a destination,” he says. “It is a sought-after destination and a good hub for continuing further in Europe.”