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ÖBB Delivers Top-Notch Mobility for 84th Hahnenkamm Races

ÖBB Delivers Top-Notch Mobility for 84th Hahnenkamm Races
photo: Moser / ÖBB / Public domain/ÖBB, 84th Hahnenkamm Races
28 / 01 / 2024

The world's best ski racers of the moment made their skis glow on the slopes at the 84th Hahnenkamm Races last weekend. At ÖBB, the tracks and signals were primed for maximum performance to offer the thousands of fans the best possible travel conditions to and from the event by train.

For the 26th time, the Kitzbühel Ski Club, as the organizer of one of the most spectacular and attractive races in the Alpine Ski World Cup circuit, relied on the expertise of ÖBB as its mobility partner. This decision was incredibly foresighted, as around 41,000 fans made their way to the two downhill runs on Friday and Saturday, as well as to today's slalom.

This impressive result and development are heading in the right direction, as sustainable and environmentally friendly travel to and from major events like the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel is becoming increasingly important in times of climate and environmental protection.

Moser / ÖBB / Public domain

Behind the mobility concept, which this year implemented the densest train timetable of the year with around 180 additional stops at the ÖBB stop Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm and over 360 train stops during the race weekend, is a sophisticated system. The backbone of this system was once again formed this weekend by the so-called "Hahnenkammexpress" with free shuttle trains on the approximately 20 km long railroad line with six ÖBB stations between Kirchberg and St. Johann in Tirol.

Fans were able to use the trains on this section free of charge. Along the railroad line, the organizer provided official and free large Hahnenkamm parking spaces for cars in Oberndorf in Tirol (from the direction of Salzburg/Munich) and Kirchberg in Tirol (from the direction of Innsbruck) to facilitate fans' transfer to the ÖBB Hahnenkamm Express. The shuttle trains brought fans almost directly to the finish area - at peak times, the trains ran every eight to ten minutes - with a punctuality rate of 95 percent.

Additionally, the S-Bahn trains operated at double capacity throughout the entire race weekend, i.e., with around 400 seats each, and the Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm stop was established as a fixed stop for all regional express (REX) trains. This tried and tested concept was implemented for the 26th time this year, in collaboration with the Kitzbühel Ski Club, for the mobility of thousands of fans.


Source: ÖBB Press Release