Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019

EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first half of 2019, Swiss Federal Railways announced on August 19 that it intended to strengthen its long-term co-operation with Austria’s ÖBB and expand the provision of both daytime and overnight trains.

Suggesting that increased awareness of climate change and the need for more sustainable transport was driving the rising demand for environmentally-friendly rail travel, SBB said it had been steadily expanding its services, both domestically and internationally. It was already working with ÖBB to expand the EuroCity service between Zürich, Bregenz and München from four to six trains each way per day from December 2020, in conjunction with the upgrading and electrification of the Lindau – München line by DB Netz.

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