Nightjet

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Nightjet (stylised as nightjet) is a brand name given by Austrian railway company Austrian Federal Railways (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]

Nightjet operates in Austria, Germany, Italy 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[3], and is planning to buy new carriages and modernize existing carriages.[4] 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. ÖBB expect to replace them with 13 new night trains by 2022.[5]

Train services[edit]

Single/double compartment with shower and restroom
Train number Operator Via
EN 246/247 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Innsbruck - Feldkirch - Bregenz
EN 414/40465 ÖBB Villach - Bad Gastein - Innsbruck - Feldkirch
EN 466/467 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Salzburg - Innsbruck - Zurich
EN 464/465 ÖBB Graz - Leoben - Innsbruck - Feldkirch - Zurich
EN 414/40465 (Nightjet Partner) ZagrebLjubljana – Villach – Feldkirch – Zurich
EN 471/470 ÖBB Hamburg - Berlin - Frankfurt - Freiburg - Basel - Zurich
EN 490/491 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Nuremberg - Hanover - Hamburg
EN 40490/40421 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Nuremberg - Frankfurt - Cologne - Düsseldorf
EN 420/421 ÖBB Innsbruck - Munich - Frankfurt - Cologne - Düsseldorf
EN 40420/40491 ÖBB Innsbruck - Munich - Nuremberg - Hanover - Hamburg
EN 40406/40477 MÁV (Nightjet Partner) Vienna – Dresden – Berlin
EN 462/463 MÁV (Nightjet Partner) Budapest – Vienna – Linz – Salzburg - Munich
EN 40233/40294 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Rome
EN 233/235 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Verona - Milan
EN 237/236 ÖBB Vienna - Linz - Salzburg - Villach - Udine - Venice
EN 1237/1234 ÖBB Vienna - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Pisa - Livorno
EN 295/294 ÖBB Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Bologna - Florence - Rome
EN 40295/40235 ÖBB Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Verona - Milan
EN 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 406/407 PKP (Nightjet Partner) Vienna – OstravaKatowiceWarsaw
EN 50406/50402 PKP (Nightjet Partner) Vienna – Ostrava – Krakow
EN 60406/60444 ZSSK (Nightjet Partner) Vienna – PopradKosice
EN 50467/50466 CD (Nightjet Partner) Zurich – Feldkirch – Linz - Ceske Budejovice - Prague

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Nachtzüge: "Die ÖBB kann's, die DB nicht"". OÖ Nachrichten. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ^ Reidinger, Erwin (8 February 2016). "ÖBB evaluates options for new couchette coaches". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  5. ^ "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