A former Quebec MNA is proposing the introduction of an overnight sleeper train between Montreal and New York City.\nPlans are in place but the proposal needs support from Amtrak and CP Rail to move forward.\nHere's everything we know. \nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nDear Valérie Plante,\nAll I want for Christmas is a sleeper train between Montreal and New York City... then just think of how cool we'd be. How easy it would be for me to visit that one friend I have in Bed-Stuy.\nAnd can you imagine how jealous Toronto would be?\nYou're a lover of trains. I'm with you on the whole Pink Line... so what do you say about making this sleeper train from Montreal to NYC happen?\nSincerely,\nCan't afford to fly\nWhen word started spreading about a potential sleeper train that was going to travel between Montreal and NYC, I was immediately interested. I, too, was raised a lover of trains and as sure as my mother is reading this right now, I needed to know more about this because I was on board.\nPun fully intended.\nSo I called to speak with François Rebello, the man with the train plan, to learn more about his dream of a sleeper trip by rail between Montreal and NYC.\nView this post on Instagram Train rides ...... You can catch some views A post shared by Martin T (@kabooki23) on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:14pm PDT\nThe train trip between our Belle Ville and the Big Apple is about 11 hours, so it makes perfect sense that Robello sees potential in having a train that could get you there overnight.\nREAD ALSO: This Scenic Train Ride In Quebec Is The Perfect Way To See The Fall Colours\nThe perks of a sleeper are twofold because you get to where you need to be without having to kill time and you save on the cost of a hotel.\nView this post on Instagram 츄우🚂Choo🚂 ... .. .. .. .. .. .. #brooklyn #brooklynfinds #newyorktrain A post shared by Jen (@jenhwang94) on Jul 16, 2019 at 9:28am PDT\nRebello also noted on the phone with me that the train can often present an opportunity for travellers to get to know each other and connect over shared interests.\nThat's what he's observed on the train he currently manages called Train Hotel.\nTrain Hotel runs as an adventure experience full of jazz, good food and great views. The train does run from Montreal to New York, but not overnight.\nView this post on Instagram 🌆 #nyc #nycphotographer #ignyc #newyorktrain #photooftheday #shotoniphone A post shared by Gau'tam Shiro'dkar (@gautamms) on Jul 27, 2019 at 7:02pm PDT\nThis is why Rebello has made it entertaining from start to finish, with live jazz singers, led discussions, delicious food and experts who can enlighten riders about the history, geography and culture of certain regions as you pass through them by train.\nFind out more at the Train Hotel site here.\nCurrently, Rebello has completed the business plan and secured investors to get the sleeper train rolling (again, pun intended, try and stop me).\nOn our call, he also indicated that New York State was also onboard with the plan (hence my appeal to our own Ms. Plante).\nNow what he requires is some support from Amtrak and CP Rail, who would need to allow him to rent the rails for this purpose.\nRebello is certain the train would be a huge hit and I take no convincing. I know people my age are dying to take the train, for multiple reasons.\nIt's cheaper than flying and it's better for the environment than driving and flying both. Public transit is the past, present and future best way to get around, particularly for millennials. For that reason, Rebello is striving to make sure the price will be accessible for as many people as possible.\nHere's hoping he can make it happen for all of us!\nWe reached out to Amtrak and CP Rail and they both declined to make a comment at this time.\nStay tuned for updates!\nFind out more about Rebello's Jazz trains between MTL and NYC at the company webpage here.