Next Level: the next-generation Nightjet
In 2018, Siemens Mobility and ÖBB signed a framework agreement for the delivery of day and night trains. Thirteen Nightjets of the new generation Viaggio Next Level called up from this agreement are currently being built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Vienna. The first trains to be delivered from this series will serve on connections from Austria and Germany to Italy beginning in December 2022.
The second call from this agreement is now for 20 additional Nightjets. These trains are planned for service from Vienna and Innsbruck to Hamburg and Amsterdam, and for operating on the routes from Vienna to Bregenz and Zurich. The connections from Graz to Zurich and from Zurich to Hamburg and Amsterdam will also be served by the new trains.
By 2025, 33
next-generation Nightjets will be operating in Austria, Germany, Italy,
Switzerland, and the Netherlands, thus replacing a large share of the current
Barrier-free travel with greater comfort and
Each seven-car train is comprised of two coaches, three couchette cars, and two sleeping cars. The train’s state-of-the-art design offers an even higher level of comfort. In the new couchette car concept, additional mini cabins provide significantly more privacy for single travelers and ensure a comfortable trip and relaxed arrival. Traveling in the sleeping cars is even more comfortable since all compartments will have their private toilet and shower. The new trains will also feature free WiFi service.
overnight travel will also be possible with the new Nightjets. Every Nightjet
will include a multifunctional car with a low-floor entrance, a barrier-free
couchette compartment, and a barrier-free toilet.