Nightjet

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Nightjet (stylised as nightjet) is a brand name given by Austrian railway company ÖBB to its overnight passenger train services.

It was launched in December 2016, replacing some City Night Line services after Deutsche Bahn announced it would stop operating night train services,[1] a change that DB put into effect on 11 December 2016.[2][3][4]

Nightjet operates in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. There are services provided by other train companies to Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia that operate under the Nightjet Partner label.

Nightjet trains offers beds in sleeper carriages (Nightjet's most comfortable service category), couchette carriages, and seated carriages. On certain connections, cars can also be transported on the train. Bikes can be transported in a bike transport bag, or on some connections also in special bike racks.

Environmental organizations welcomed the decision of ÖBB to extend their night train network because night trains are the most climate-friendly way of travelling longer distances in Europe[citation needed]. ÖBB has declared that passenger numbers are growing,[5] and is planning to buy new carriages and modernize existing carriages.[6]

In 2017 the NightJet services carried 1.4m passengers. In 2018 the number had grown to 1.6m. The service is being operated with over 42 sleeping carriages of various ages inherited from DB. As of 2020, the nighjet fleet consists of 160 vehicles, but this will be expanded to 231 vehicles in 2022. ÖBB has ordered a total of 33 new seven-car trainsets from Siemens.[7][8]

Train services[edit]

Nightjet 420: from Austria to Amsterdam Centraal
Single/double compartment with shower and restroom
Train number Operator Via
NJ 446/447 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Innsbruck - Feldkirch - Bregenz
NJ 466/467 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Salzburg - Innsbruck - Zurich
NJ 464/465 ÖBB Graz - Leoben - Innsbruck - Feldkirch - Zurich
EN 40414/40465 (Nightjet Partner) ZagrebLjubljana – Villach – Feldkirch – Zurich
NJ 401/40470 ÖBB Hamburg - Frankfurt - Freiburg - Basel - Zurich
NJ 471/470 ÖBB Berlin - Frankfurt - Freiburg - Basel - Zurich
NJ 456/457 ÖBB Vienna - Wroclaw - Frankfurt/Oder - Berlin
NJ 490/491 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Nuremberg - Hanover - Hamburg
NJ 40490/40421 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Nuremberg - Frankfurt - Cologne - Düsseldorf - Amsterdam
NJ 420/421 ÖBB Innsbruck - Munich - Frankfurt - Cologne - Düsseldorf - Amsterdam
NJ 50490/425 ÖBB Vienna - LinzNurembergCologneBrussels
NJ 40420/40491 ÖBB Innsbruck - Munich - Nuremberg - Hanover - Hamburg
EN 462/463 MÁV (Nightjet Partner) Budapest – Vienna – Linz – Salzburg - Munich
EN 40476/40457 MÁV (Nightjet Partner) Budapest - Bratislava - Berlin
NJ 40233/40294 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Rome
NJ 233/235 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Verona - Milan
NJ 40466/236 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Salzburg - Villach - Udine - Venice
NJ 1237/1234 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Pisa - Livorno
EN 1253/1252 ZSSK Bratislava - Vienna - Graz - Zagreb - Split
NJ 295/294 ÖBB Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Rome
NJ 40295/40235 ÖBB Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Verona - Milan
NJ 40463/40236 ÖBB Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Udine - Venice
EN 50463/498 HŽ (Nightjet Partner) Munich – Ljubljana – Zagreb
EN 60463/480 HŽ (Nightjet Partner) Munich – OpatijaRijeka
EN 40456/407 PKP (Nightjet Partner) Vienna – KrakowWarsaw
EN 50467/50466 ČD (Nightjet Partner) Zurich – Feldkirch – Linz - České Budějovice - Prague

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fender, Keith (21 December 2015). "DB to withdraw all remaining sleeper trains". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  2. ^ "What's new this month". European Rail Timetable (Winter 2016/2017 edition), p. 3. UK: European Rail Timetable Ltd.
  3. ^ OBB presents Nightjet Today's Railways Europe issue 252 December 2016 page 6
  4. ^ Nightjet - OBB takes over former Citynightline Network Modern Railways issue 821 February 2017 page 79
  5. ^ "Nachtzüge: "Die ÖBB kann's, die DB nicht"". OÖ Nachrichten. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  6. ^ Reidinger, Erwin (8 February 2016). "ÖBB evaluates options for new couchette coaches". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  7. ^ Smith, Kevin (11 August 2020). "ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains". International Rail Journal. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Der neue Boom der Nachtzüge" [The new boom of night trains]. Manager Magazin (in German). 5 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nightjet at Wikimedia Commons