Austria’s OEBB is expanding its Nightjet network and this time one of its new night trains misses Vienna.
The daily service in question will link Amsterdam with Zurich, and is set to launch on December 12, according to a report by railtech.com.
— RailTech.com (@railtecheurope) October 14, 2021
As with the other Nightjets its accommodation ranges in scope from couchette to sleeper cars.
One selling point of the service is that it does not serve Amsterdam and Zurich alone. There will be numerous stops providing opportunities for travellers to join or leave en route.
These include, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn and Basel.
As we have previously reported these international night trains are costly to operate.
In the case of Nightjet no fewer than four operators are involved: NS (Netherlands), DB (Germany), OEBB (Austria) and SBB (Switzerland).
On December 14 Nightjet will launch Paris Est to Vienna. The inbound Vienna-Paris service starts on December 13.
As many readers will know this is an historical route made famous by the original Orient Express.
There will be three services a week departing Vienna every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and returning from Paris on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Previously OEBB’s CEO Andreas Mattha had said that “Paris would be a dream” (for Nightjet).
One suspects the launch of this service has been made easier. This Nightjet will be operated as a joint venture between OEBB and SNCF.