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ÖBB's famous Nightjet from Vienna and Innsbruck to Amsterdam celebrates its 1st anniversary!

ÖBB's famous Nightjet from Vienna and Innsbruck to Amsterdam celebrates its 1st anniversary!
photo: Harald Eisenberger / ÖBB/ÖBB's famous Nightjet from Vienna and Innsbruck to Amsterdam celebrates its 1st anniversary!
25 / 05 / 2022

ÖBB looks back on an eventful first Nightjet year for the Vienna & Innsbruck to Amsterdam route. After a Corona-related night train break, ÖBB's Nightjets quickly filled up again last spring. The Nightjet premiere in Amsterdam on May 24, 2021, contributed to it.

"With our new Nightjet service to Amsterdam, we have set an important milestone for an even more comprehensive European night train network. It will enable our passengers to travel safely, in a relaxed manner and, above all, in a climate-friendly way. For example, a single night train from Vienna to Amsterdam can save almost 100,000 kg of CO2 emissions compared to an aeroplane," says ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.

With the Zurich - Amsterdam Nightjet, SBB also had reason to celebrate the 2021/22 timetable change. "About half a year after the Nightjet connection from Zurich via Basel to Amsterdam introduction, SBB can draw a positive balance. Since the spring, we have recorded very high demand - especially for the summer months. The offer clearly meets a customer need," says Véronique Stephan, Head of SBB Passenger Market.

Heike Luiten, Managing Director of NS International: "With over 100,000 passengers in the first year of operation, we are pleased to note that the Amsterdam - Vienna/Innsbruck night train is definitely back. We also have high hopes for the future of this connection, as the first year of operation was still characterized by travel restrictions due to the Corona pandemic. Together with our partners, we are continuously looking at further attractive night train connections for our international passengers."

Environmentally friendly overnight travel through Europe

The consistent expansion of the night train network further strengthens the position of rail versus air on short- and medium-haul routes in Europe. The new connection to Amsterdam has made a major contribution here. Both the Innsbruck and Vienna sections of the train were always well booked, often almost sold out. The sleeper car and offers to book a private compartment were particularly in demand. A trip with the Nightjet on the 1,226km route saves up to 350kg of CO2 emissions per passenger. Thus, in the first year, more than 40,000 tons have already been saved in direct comparison with air travel.

Very good booking situation for summer 2022

The booking situation for summer 2022 is developing very positively. Anyone who wants to travel on vacation in an environmentally friendly and relaxed manner should book as soon as possible. In the ÖBB Nightjets, individual seats can be booked in the seating car, couchette car or sleeping car. For the greatest possible privacy, the compartments in the three comfort categories can also be booked as separate compartments as long as sufficient capacities are available.

 

Source: ÖBB Press Releases

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