ÖBB and Siemens Mobility have unveiled the next generation of Nightjet sleeping and couchette cars at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna.
The new cars are designed to optimally accommodate the needs of customers and score points with modern design, greater comfort and increased privacy.
By the end of 2025, a total of 33 next-generation ÖBB Nightjets will be in operation, connecting European cities overnight at speeds of up to 230 kilometers per hour in a climate-friendly way.
The first trains are scheduled to be in use by the end of summer 2023 on the popular routes from Austria and Germany to Italy.
“Night trains are gaining momentum throughout Europe, because they’re the climate-friendly alternative to short-haul flights. With ÖBB’s new cutting-edge Nightjet, traveling to cities such as Rome, Venice and Milan will become even easier and more comfortable.
When you travel by night train, you choose the most relaxed way to travel. You also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions: Traveling with the Nightjet is around 50 times more climate-friendly than an airplane,” said Leonore Gewessler, Austria’s Federal Minister of Climate Action.
“The night train has become the epitome of sustainable travel, and our Nightjet is a synonym for night trains in Europe. For our travel guests, comfort, modern design and more privacy are becoming increasingly important, which is why ÖBB is investing in a total of 33 completely new Nightjet trains.
The interior of the next-generation Nightjets will offer guests a new travel experience. With this train, we are entering a new age of nighttime travel,” said a pleased ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.
“With the new Nightjet, we are making an important contribution to making rail travel more appealing and to achieving climate targets. The trains are highly innovative: they will be the global benchmark for years to come, and they stand out due to their comfort for travelers and their sustainability and flexibility.
One particular highlight of the interior is the innovative mini cabins that offer travellers a private space to retreat. The newly developed bogies, which are lightweight and enable comfortable and energy-efficient operation throughout the entire life cycle, provide a particularly quiet ride,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility.
|Mini cabins offer travellers a private space to retreat|
A total of 33 next-generation Nightjets will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna. The first trains are scheduled to be deployed by the end of summer 2023 for travel to Italy – on the routes from Vienna and Munich to Rome, Venice and Milan.
By the year 2025, 33 Nightjets from the next generation will be deployed in night train travel in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, replacing a majority of the existing trains.
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