This link will be provided by the Austrian company OBB, will pass through Strasbourg and will end its journey in Vienna after the German capital.
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The Berlin-Paris night train, canceled at the end of 2014, will be relaunched on December 11 and will pass through Strasbourg, one more piece in the revival of this much slower mode of transport, but much less polluting than the plane.
“The service will start on December 11 from Berlin, three times a week, before becoming daily from October 2024”, said Wednesday Bernhard Rieder, spokesman for the Austrian company ÖBB, which will operate this link. It will therefore be necessary to wait until December 12 to see the first night train from Paris to Berlin. Tickets are not yet on sale.
The return of this emblematic line was announced in December 2020 by the French (SNCF), German (Deutsche Bahn) and Austrian (ÖBB) public railway companies, allied with the Swiss CFF for the same purpose: to relaunch cross-border night connections, a major European project.
In this area, the company ÖBB leads the dance with its “Nightjets”, since it bought in 2016 the night trains that Deutsche Bahn wanted to get rid of. It has since invested several hundred million euros in new cars and is gradually extending its network throughout Europe, forging partnerships with the companies concerned.