The Anonymous Widower

Austrian Railways To Run More Sleeper Trains

This article on Global Rail News is entitled ÖBB to expand night train services.

This is said.

Austria’s ÖBB is working with Deutsche Bahn (DB) to take over several night train routes following the German operator’s decision to drop the services.

From December 11, ÖBB will add six routes to its Nightjet network, including services with car and motorbike transport.

I do find it rather surprising that little Austria is prepared to provide a service that the mighty Germany won’t!

I’ve never travelled on a long distance Austrian train, but perhaps like the Swiss, they try to give the passengers what they want, rather than as Deutsche Bahn do and give the passengers the minimum they can get away with.

The Austrians will take over six routes and spend €45million on new coaches.

The route I like is Venice to Munich, as it might be a sensible way to come back from Venice and save a night in a hotel in Venice.

This will be a move to watch.

If it is successful, I think that there’ll be other night services.

October 12, 2016 - Posted by | Travel |

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