From train guard to CEO: Meet the Dutchman who crowdfunded night train start-up European Sleeper

We spoke with European Sleeper co-founder Elmer van Buuren about the challenges and triumphs in setting up his new night train company.

“I’ve been dreaming of having my own train company for over 20 years,” says Elmer van Buuren.

The Dutch entrepreneur’s dream is finally about to come true. Next week, the night train company he co-founded in 2021 – European Sleeper – will hit the tracks.

Capitalising on Europe’s budding train renaissance, Elmer and his business partner Chris Engelsman saw an opportunity and grasped it: “I decided if I want to make it happen, it should be now because night trains are in everyone’s focus.”

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