Topic: OBB

ÖBB launches two night trains to Brussels

Austrian national railway operator ÖBB has launched a new night train service. It links the cities of Vienna and Innsbruck to Brussels. Two new connections between Austria and Belgium are available for passengers twice a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB doubles number of carsharing points

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to increase the number of its carsharing points. By the end of January, the company will operate 33 locations situated at the train stations across the country. This figure is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB improves overnight S-Bahn service in Vienna

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has improved the S-Bahn train service in Vienna. The railway company provides new overnight connections between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. They run in the night-time from Friday to Saturday, Saturday...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB will introduce capsule carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to introduce the next generation of sleeping carriages. Instead of conventional compartments, they have capsules for private accommodation of passengers. The new coaches will be entered service starting from 2022. ÖBB...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid train proves sufficiency in Austria

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has completed another stage in testing the Cityjet eco train. During a month, the company’s first hybrid vehicle was being examined on the regional routes in Upper Austria. Earlier, it was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Nightjet train, source: ÖBB

Night trains will return to Netherlands in 2020

After a four-year break, night trains will return to the Netherlands. They will connect the country with Germany and Austria. The new daily service will be provided by Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Spar collection box at Tullnerfeld railway station, source: ÖBB

ÖBB installs collection boxes at train stations

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has launched a new service for its passengers. The railway company installed the first three collection boxes at train stations to pick-up products ordered from a supermarket. This project is implementing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Cityjet eco train, source: ÖBB

Austria tests first hybrid train

On 2 September Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has started to test the prototype of the Cityjet eco train, the country’s first hybrid passenger multiple unit. It is capable to run using both the overhead electric...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
WestBahn train, source: WestBahn

AllRail names main risks for EU rail market

The Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants (AllRail), an association of non-incumbent railway operators, has defined several main risks for the EU rail market. The unfair access to train routes and financing as well as...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB green locomotive, source: ÖBB

Green revolution on Austrian rails

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is implementing environmentally friendly solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. The company develops the use of green traction energy, improves its infrastructure, invests in alternative mobilities. By 2050, ÖBB aims to become...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko