ÖBB and Siemens Mobility are presenting a new generation of Nightjet sleeping cars at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna. The new carriages are designed to meet the needs of passengers as much as possible – modern design, increased comfort and more privacy. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Siemens.

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“Night trains are gaining popularity across Europe because they are an environmentally friendly alternative to short range flights. With the new ultra-modern Nightjet from ÖBB, travel to cities like Rome, Venice and Milan is even easier and more comfortable. When you travel by night train, you choose the most relaxing way to travel. You also contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions: traveling by Nightjet is about 50 times more climate friendly than by plane,” said Leonora Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action.

A total of 33 sleeping cars will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna. The first trains are planned to be launched by the end of summer 2023 for trips to Italy – on routes from Vienna and Munich to Rome, Venice and Milan. By 2025, 33 new generation cars will be used on Nightjet night trains in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, replacing most existing trains.

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Traveling in sleeping cars will be even more comfortable, as all compartments have their own toilets and showers. In addition, fixed beds increase the comfort of sleep and ensure that passengers reach their destination well rested. In addition, a cozy seating area allows passengers to relax and work, read or eat while traveling.

Travelers can look forward to numerous technical innovations. Among the new features on board is free Wi-Fi. Anyone who wants to pass the time before arrival can use the ÖBB Railnet portal to surf the Internet, stream movies and shows, and view a range of free magazines and newspapers.

The new windows have excellent cell signal transmission and provide more stable cell phone reception. All cars are equipped with a modern information system for passengers, which constantly keeps passengers up to date with the information about the trip.

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