ÖBB, Austria's largest mobility and logistics service provider, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year in grand style. On September 30, 2023, the company unveiled its latest and greatest innovation: the ÖBB Nightjet new generation.
A total of 33 new seven-car Nightjets have been ordered, and the first trains are scheduled to be in service as early as December 2023 on the Vienna - Hamburg and Innsbruck - Hamburg lines.
The Nightjet new generation is designed to offer passengers the ultimate in comfort and convenience when traveling overnight by train. The trains feature a variety of new amenities
In addition to its new features, the Nightjet new generation is also more environmentally friendly than previous models. The trains are equipped with state-of-the-art energy-saving technology, and they run on 100% renewable energy.
"Taking the train means protecting the climate. This is particularly true for night trains," said Leonore Gewessler, Austria's Minister for Climate Action. "With the Nightjet new generation, ÖBB is setting a new standard for sustainable travel."
"With many connections, but above all with the new Nightjets. Boarding in Vienna in the evening and waking up refreshed in another European metropolis the next morning. This will be even easier and more comfortable in the future. This makes it clear that the future of short and medium-haul travel belongs to the train,"
ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä is confident that the Nightjet new generation will revolutionize night train travel in Europe. "With our new state-of-the-art Nightjets, we will convince with more comfort and privacy in the future and clearly focus on the needs of the passengers.
"We are consistently continuing the expansion of our night train fleet and will continue to play a pioneering role in night train transport in Europe”, he added.
The first passenger service is planned from December 2023 on the Vienna - Hamburg and Innsbruck - Hamburg lines.