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ÖBB has expanded its Nightjet connections by four new links

ÖBB has expanded its Nightjet connections by four new links
photo: ÖBB press materials/ÖBB
04 / 01 / 2022

In pre-pandemic days ÖBB achieved many successes, thanks to the fact that ÖBB would annually serve over 1.5 million travelers. Obviously, the ÖBB Nightjet division kept growing in 2021. The company successfully launched four new lines during the year. Initially, the trains operated between Vienna - Amsterdam, and Innsbruck - Amsterdam routes every day since May 24. The December timetable change allowed two new operations on the Vienna via Munich and Strasbourg to Paris link three times a week, and new Nightjet Zurich - Amsterdam has also started its daily trip.

To increase the level of comfort, ÖBB took measures for modernizing its fleet. In July, 20 new-generation Nightjets got called up from the framework agreement with Siemens. The firm ordered a total of thirty-three new-generation Nightjets. These brand-new trains are getting manufactured at the moment. They will start working in spring 2023.

Aside from these additions to the timetables, the firm reached several goals throughout the year. 

At the beginning of May, the Nightjet took the Eurovision Song Contest to Rotterdam: The Austrian ESC participant Vincent Bueno and his team traveled to the ceremony in a sustainable way using a special ÖBB Nightjet train.

Last year, the Nightjet not only brought people to their destination overnight but also this year's Christmas tree for the European Parliament in Brussels. On November 23, the almost 4-meter-high tree got sent on the Nightjet to Brussels. There, the Christmas tree adorns the European Parliament again this year in a tried and tested tradition.