Led by Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) “Nightjet” network, overnight links between major European cities have been restored and expanded over the last few years, reversing decades of dwindling services.
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Austrian rail operator OeBB on Saturday unveiled its new generation of sleeper trains—a response to demands from travelers for less pollutant alternatives to planes and petrol or diesel cars.
State-owned OeBB, which operates 20 rail routes across Europe, has been a pioneer in reviving such services.
The company has Europe's largest fleet of sleeper trains and hopes to double the number of its overnight passengers from 1.5 million to three million by 2030.
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The Rhaetian Railway train – comprising four engines and 100 carriages for a total length of 1,910 metres - travelled on the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Alvaneu in southeast Switzerland on Saturday afternoon.
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