The Anonymous Widower

New Fleet To Make Nightjet ‘The Best Option For Travelling Between Major European Cities’

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette International.

This is the first paragraph.

The exterior design and first painted carbody for the fleet of coaches which Siemens Mobility is to supply for Nightjet night train services has been unveiled by Austrian Federal Railways.

This is a €500m project involving.

  • New trains
  • Additional destinations
  • New services

ÖBB intends to buy 33 Nightjet trains, which will be introduced into services from 2022.

This is the last paragraph.

Meanwhile, ÖBB intends to introduce its planned Wien/Innsbruck – Amsterdam Nightjet service from April 2021, with Wien – München – Paris and Zürich – Amsterdam services following in December.

It looks like ÖBB are moving closer to the UK.

I’m looking forward to taking a sleeper between London and Vienna.



March 15, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Remember Nightstar – killed off because they wouldn’t do border and customs checks on the trains like the rest of Europe did pre-single market. Sold to the Canadians at a huge loss.

    UK government even less likely to be sensible post Brexit…

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | March 15, 2021 | Reply

  2. I think Covid is changing the market for sleeper trains.

    The Swedes and the Austrians are developing the services and they are a good alternative to a flight.

    Just as any train under four hours is better than a flight.

    Looking forward to East Coast Trains to Edinburgh.

    I’m also going to book, London and Vienna by using Eurostar to Brussels and NightJet.

    Comment by AnonW | March 15, 2021 | Reply

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