Slaaprijtuig CIWL4750

Object number 1050


Starting in the mid-19th century, it became possible to travel with the train at night as well. Passengers aboard the night trains could sleep in specially outfitted sleeping cars. Most night trains have multiple final destinations, which is why the trains are frequently coupled and broken down along the way. This is a clever way to offer many direct connections even with a limited number of trains. This Italian-built coach was deployed in the holiday trains belonging to the Trans Euro Nightpool (TEN). When the TEN shut down in 1995, the sleeping cars became the property of the various participating railway companies. The 12 sleeping cars received by the NS were modernised and fitted with air conditioning. Each car contains 12 compartments for three passengers each. The compartments are located on one side of the train while the aisle runs along the other. Each sleeping car also has two toilets, a pantry for the attendant and a cupboard for storing bedding.