IN PICTURES: Inside Austria’s Europe-wide ‘night train of the future’

Photo: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
The Austrian federal railways ‘Nightjet’ service will be launched in 2022. The service includes 33 routes all across Europe.

Long suffering from declining popularity, long-distance trains have again become popular all across Europe due to environmental concerns. 

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One of the most hotly anticipated networks is the ÖBB (Austrian federal railways) Nightjet service

Set to launch in 2022, the network will link with Switzerland’s SBB (Swiss federal railways) to provide night trains all across the continent. 

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The lines are expected to link Austria and Switzerland with Germany, Holland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium and a range of other European destinations. 

The ‘lightweight’ trains will run more quietly and will be longer lasting than existing models, while being more accessible for people with disabilities. 

Austria’s new Nightjet from the outside. Photo: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

A ‘couchette’ in the new Austrian Nightjet. Photo: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

A sleeper cabin. Photo: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

A ‘suite’ in the new Austrian Nightjet. Photo: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)


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