Lund – Malmö quadruple tracking contract
Prime Minister inaugurates Napoli Afragola station
ÖBB starts Pyhrnstrecke station upgrading
Weekly LCL service widens appeal of China-Europe rail route
Siemens to buy planning software company HaCon
Hupac orders eight multisystem locomotives
Montecargo privatisation cancelled
IONX and Ermewa agree telematics partnership
High-value chemicals travel from China to Europe by rail
DB Regio selected for Rhein-Neckar operating contract
The withdrawal of the service with the start of the new timetable on December 15 will leave just the hourly Vienna West – Salzburg service remaining. However, Westbahn will operate additional peak-hour services to Vienna West to maintain a 30-minute interval in the morning between Salzburg and Vienna and in the evening in the reverse direction. Westbahn will also operate some additional Vienna West – Linz shuttles on the busiest days of the week.
The reduction in frequency follows Westbahn’s decision to sell its fleet of seven Kiss and 10 Kiss2 double-deck EMUs to German Rail (DB) in two batches. Nine four-car trains will be handed over to DB in December, which will use them to introduce a new InterCity service between Berlin and Rostock. The remaining trains will transfer to DB in 2021 when Westbahn expects to receive 15 new six-car Kiss3 trains from Stadler.
Westbahn says it plans to restore a 30-minute interval service between Vienna, Linz and Salzburg by December 12 2021 at the latest.
Westbahn decided to sell its existing fleet of double-deck trains to reduce its operating costs as the new trains will be financed on more favourable terms.
The post Westbahn confirms December train service cutback appeared first on International Railway Journal.
This article first appeared on www.railjournal.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.