All Austria articles

  • at-oebb-TransANT-wagon-blur

    ÖBB and Voestalpine joint venture to commercialise innovative wagon design


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Technische Services and Voestalpine Stahl have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture and market a range of lightweight modular freight wagons under the TransANT brand.

  • at-Simmering

    Nightjet depot investment to support sleeper train network expansion


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 21 to launch the construction of a €40m facility at its Wien Simmering depot for the maintenance of its Nightjet overnight train fleet. The project includes construction of a 235 m x 24 m building with ...

  • Koralm_01

    Koralm Tunnel track and railway systems contract awarded


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded the FF Koralm joint venture of Porr Bau and Rhomberg Bahntechnik a €160m contract to supply track and railway systems for the 32·8 km Korlam Tunnel. Porr is the technical lead, with Rhomberg Bahntechnik ...

  • Wagons in a freight yard at Halle

    Digital automatic couplers on test


    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

  • eu RegioJet Astra coach interior (1)

    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

  • at-austrian-plane-60-years-livery

    Trains replace planes on Wien – Salzburg route


    AUSTRIA: Inter-city rail travel will replace domestic flights between Wien and Salzburg, Austrian Airlines announced on July 2.

  • at Koralm tunnel breakthrough (2)

    Koralm Tunnel breakthrough


    AUSTRIA: The north bore of the 32·8 km Koralm Tunnel was broken through on June 17, no fewer than 18 years after the start of work on the first exploratory tunnelling. Celebrations were limited because of coronavirus measures. The south bore had been completed on August ...

  • eos_beitrag_345x320_linz
    Urban news

    Oberösterreich launches mobile ticketing


    AUSTRIA: Passengers using services operated by the 19 members of the Oberösterreich public transport association OÖVV can now buy tickets using a mobile device. The OÖVV mobile shop uses eos.uptrade’s TICKeos platform, with the OÖVV INFO app for iOS and Android now offering ticket purchasing as ...

  • de RDC sleeping car

    Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress links the Alps and the North Sea


    EUROPE: RDC Deutschland has opened bookings for the Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress , a seasonal overnight train between the German North Sea island of Sylt and Salzburg in Austria which will launch on July 4. ‘We believe in the successful renaissance of night trains in Europe’, said Managing ...

  • at Wiener Lokalbahnen Bombardier LRV interior impression (2)
    Urban news

    Wiener Lokalbahnen reveals LRV interior design


    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has unveiled the interior design for the 18 TW500 bidirectional low-floor light rail vehicles it has ordered from Bombardier Transportation for use on the 27 km Badner Bahn interurban line under a 2018 contract with options for up to 16 more. Developed ...

  • LTE-loco

    Locomotive maintenance joint venture formed


    AUSTRIA: Fleet owners Logistics Transport Europe and European Locomotive Leasing have formed a locomotive maintenance joint venture with Austrian Federal Railways subsidiary ÖBB-Technische Services. ETL Lokservice will maintain locomotives in a 1 000 m² workshop to be built at Gramatneusiedl south of Wien, which ...

  • Traktionssysteme Austria factory

    Voith and PCS Holding to acquire Traktionssysteme Austria majority stake


    AUSTRIA: An agreement has been signed for Voith and PCS Holding to acquire a combined 59% stake in Traktionssysteme Austria. TSA manufactures electric motors, generators and transmissions for rail and road vehicles, employing 380 people in Austria and a further 390 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, the USA ...

  • Westbahn and Austrian Federal Railways have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains

    Westbahn and ÖBB awarded public service contracts to secure operations during the pandemic


    AUSTRIA: Both Austrian Federal Railways and open access competitor Westbahn have been awarded emergency public service obligation contracts to ensure the continued operation of Wien – Salzburg trains during the coronavirus pandemic, in a move which the ALLRAIL association of new market entrants said should provide a ...

  • Class 610.

    Italian cross-border traffic restricted


    ETR610 Pendolino trainsets are used on cross-border services to and from Switzerland. EUROPE: Following the introduction of widespread travel restrictions across Italy, Swiss Federal Railways’ services from Genève and Zürich to Venezia have been cut back to Milano. With effect from Thursday March 12 some Zürich ...

  • Rolling motorway service (Photo: ÖBB).

    Rolling motorway reaps reward from lorry transit restrictions as row looms with EU


    AUSTRIA: Introduction of further restrictions on specific cargoes and certain categories of lorry on the A12 Inn Valley motorway between Langkampfen near Wörgl and Ampass near Innsbruck from January 1 2020 has led to a 32% increase in rolling motorway traffic on the Brenner corridor, reports Austrian ...

  • Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021.

    ÖBB places final order under 200-EMU framework


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 11 Desiro ML Cityjet electric multiple-units by the end of 2021. The order announced on January 31 is the last to be placed under a 2010 framework contract covering up ...

  • eu-NightJet_Brussels_launch-03-OBB-crop

    Lying not flying, as Nightjet sleeper train reaches Brussels


    EUROPE: Under the slogan ‘lying not flying’, Austrian Federal Railways launched its twice-weekly Wien – Brussels Nightjet overnight train on January 19. The ceremony at Wien Hbf was attended by Austria’s Minister of Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Innovation Technology Leonore Gewessler as well as members ...