Nightjet network expands
filed on: 12.11.2019 (12th Nov 2019)
This newslog has in the past reported about the demise of night trains. The remaining night trains services from Switzerland are now for the most part consolidated in the hands of Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and marketed under the brand Nightjet.
After years of bad news, things are looking up again for night trains. Among the causes are doubtlessly increased awareness of the carbon footprint of flying. Different governments have grown more open to the idea of supporting night trains. Among these is the Swiss government. Although no new night trains from Switzerland have been announced, financial support is again forthcoming and some ÖBB Nightjet cars now even have SBB co-branding.
Elsewhere more tangible results are being seen. As from January, Nightjet is introducing a night train from Vienna and Innsbruck to Brussels, and intends to add Amsterdam a year later.
This news item is from the 2019 newslog.
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