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Trainline now provides full coverage of the Austrian rail and coach network

March 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM EST
  • Trainline announces partnership with ÖBB;
  • The partnership provides Trainline customers with access to all train routes in Austria, including saver fares and the popular ÖBB international night train services
  • Trainline is the only independent platform to connect all major rail and coach carriers in Austria – as well as connecting to carriers in neighbouring countries

 

London, Wednesday 28th March, 2018: Today, Trainline, Europe’s leading independent rail and coach platform, announces a partnership with Austrian Railways, ÖBB. The partnership means that Trainline now provides its customers with full coverage of Austrian rail and coach, making it the only independent digital platform to connect all the country’s carriers. Trainline also connects customers, on a single journey, to carriers in neighbouring countries including Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic.

 

Customers can book tickets through Trainline’s website and app, as well as access real-time information, such as platform numbers and journey live-tracking, in the Trainline app whilst on the go. Trainline now also offers the possibility to book the popular airport transfer in Vienna, the City Airport Train (CAT).

 

Trainline’s partnership with ÖBB already includes saver tickets on all train routes in Austria and will soon offer access to the Nightjet service, for overnight train travel from Austria to popular destinations in neighbouring countries.

 

Commenting on the partnership, Daniel Beutler, General Manager, Trainline International, comments:

 

“We’re delighted to partner with OBB, it’s great for our customers. This new partnership means Trainline is the only online independent platform to offer full coverage of rail and coach in Austria - a milestone we are very proud of!  

 

“Thanks to our unique booking technology, we are able to connect ÖBB to carriers in neighbouring countries, so that our customers can travel seamlessly in Austria and beyond.”

 

Also commenting on the partnership, Martin Schmutz, Head of Distribution, ÖBB Passenger Transport Division, comments:

 

“We are pleased to partner with Trainline and look forward to working closely together. It's another important distribution channel for us to reach even more customers with our portfolio - it’s great that Trainline enables us to reach customers in 173 countries, in 14 languages.

For more information visit: https://www.trainline.eu/information/obb

 

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About Trainline

Trainline is Europe’s leading independent rail and coach platform. We work with 159 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 36 countries.  Our aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so customers can get the best prices and smart, real time travel information on the go.

 

About ÖBB - Austria's largest mobility service provider

The ÖBB group is one of Austria’s leading eco-friendly companies and transports 461 million passengers and 111 million tons of goods operating on 92% traction power from renewable sources. In 2016, ÖBB was among the most punctual railway operators in Europe with a punctuality rate of about 96 percent. 40,265 employees in railways and bus services (plus about 1,900 apprentices and trainees) across the group ensure that around 1.3 million passengers reach their destination safely every day. The Group's strategic parent company is ÖBB-Holding AG.