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Old August 25th, 2016, 11:39 PM   #61
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Wasn't PKP interested to run Rhein/Rhur - Wwa/Wroclaw/Kraków, or too much competition from Wizzair and Ryanair?
Between Berlin and Cologne Jan Kiepura was pulled by the CNL Kopernikus from Prague. If Kopernikus disappears, there is no way for Kiepura to continue its service.
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Snälltåget at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Source: Europe Multi Country July & August 2015 Germany to Norway via Sweden
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Old September 25th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #63
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ÖBB will run its night trains under the newly created "nightjet" brand.


https://www.facebook.com/oebbspotter...type=3&theater
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Old September 25th, 2016, 10:56 PM   #64
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Old October 8th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #65
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ÖBB reveals its new night train scheme

Yay! ÖBB has finally revealed the full details of their extended night train program as of Dec 2016. No surprises anymore about the routes (except Munich-Rijeka is a nice addition, albeit only in season a real night train).
Prices, departure times etc. have now been revealed and all trains are now open for booking.
Unfortunately BahnCard and RailPlus discounts are not granted, only Austrian Vorteilscard and of course Interrail and Eurail passes.
Leaflet with all departure times, price structure, tariffs:

http://www.oebb.at/file_source/reise...jet%202017.pdf
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Old October 8th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #66
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page 28 Slovenian flag on line to to Košice i am wondering does it run from Sydney or Melbourne
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Old October 9th, 2016, 11:59 AM   #67
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Yay! ÖBB has finally revealed the full details of their extended night train program as of Dec 2016. No surprises anymore about the routes (except Munich-Rijeka is a nice addition, albeit only in season a real night train).
Prices, departure times etc. have now been revealed and all trains are now open for booking.
Unfortunately BahnCard and RailPlus discounts are not granted, only Austrian Vorteilscard and of course Interrail and Eurail passes.
Leaflet with all departure times, price structure, tariffs:

http://www.oebb.at/file_source/reise...jet%202017.pdf
Interestingly no mention of Zürich - Praha. But in their on line planner the train exists...
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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:29 PM   #68
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Austrian Federal Railways are planning to buy new rolling stock for overnight trains.
Now they built a mock-up for a 2-bed-compartment (with private bathroom) and a 4-bed-compartment to get feedback from the public.
See also https://www.facebook.com/unsereOEBB/...64219583607467. The mock-up can be visited till 15th december (mon-fri except 8th december, from 10 am tio 6 pm) at the OeBB headquarter next to Vienna main station.







2-bed-compartment:






Lower bed:








Power sockets (22V + USB):


Small table:


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Door:


Upper bed:








Bathroom:








4-bed compartment:












Upper beds:








Lower beds:









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Old December 2nd, 2016, 03:10 AM   #69
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Austrian Federal Railways are planning to buy new rolling stock for overnight trains.
Now they built a mock-up for a 2-bed-compartment (with private bathroom) and a 4-bed-compartment to get feedback from the public.
See also https://www.facebook.com/unsereOEBB/...64219583607467. The mock-up can be visited till 15th december (mon-fri except 8th december, from 10 am tio 6 pm) at the OeBB headquarter next to Vienna main station.







2-bed-compartment:






Lower bed:








Power sockets (22V + USB):


Small table:


Monitor:


Door:


Upper bed:








Bathroom:








4-bed compartment:












Upper beds:








Lower beds:









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Austrian Railways (ÖBB) are currently exhibiting a mockup for a possible new concept for couchette car at the OeBB headquarter near Wien Hbf (Vienna main station).
It can be visited by anyone till 17th february (tuesday-friday from 12:00 till 19:00),

See
https://www.facebook.com/unsereOEBB/...09259465770148
...including some photos, like this
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Some photos of the mockup exhibited by OeBB







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Lower cabins:













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Old December 2nd, 2016, 08:29 PM   #70
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The two concepts (1-bed-capsulas as presented earlier this year and classical 2/4-bed-compartments) are no contradiction.
There is demand for both concepts and of course both can be implemented in the new rolling stock.
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Old December 3rd, 2016, 12:12 AM   #71
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MISC | International Night Trains

The new ÖBB nightjet design looks imho very attractive. Looking forward to a night journey!
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Old February 20th, 2017, 11:02 PM   #72
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MISC | International Night Trains

The Istanbul - Sofia night train is running again from Halkali. From the summer season on, București and Beograd will have direct connections too.
Source: https://railturkey.org/2017/02/20/is...departs-today/
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Old February 21st, 2017, 01:08 AM   #73
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When are they going to go back to Sirkeci in downtown Istanbul?
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Old February 21st, 2017, 10:08 AM   #74
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Maybe as of 2019, when the reconstruction of the downtown rail line is supposed to be finally finished (if there are not more delays).
Possibly never, if the municipality and not TCDD gets its way, as they plan on converting Sirkeci into a cultural event center. However once the reconstruction of the rail line is finished, at least there will be suburban trains from Halkali into the center, and there will be a proper station building at Halkali.
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Old February 21st, 2017, 12:53 PM   #75
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Have they got a bus transfer in place to the city centre?
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Old February 21st, 2017, 02:37 PM   #76
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Not really. There is BN1 (to Eminönü/Sirkeci) and BN3 (to Yenikapi metro station, also stops at Kazlicesme for Marmaray; BN = banliyö, the original Turkish for suburban train), both of which depart directly in front of the station and at frequent intervals. Unfortunately, these are regular municipal buses that can only be paid for with the municipal bus card, and they stop at many more stops than the trains and get stuck in traffic. As an alternative, use a private minibus passing from directly in front of the station, where you can pay with cash and go to Kücükcekmece. Get off either in the center of the neighborhood to eat, use an ATM, and buy an Istanbulkart for public traffic and then take another minibus to the nearby Metrobüs stop of Kücükcekmece. This is also simply a bus, but it has its dedicated lane on the city highway, so it cannot get stuck in traffic. See a map for where to interchange to metro or tram lines for your final destination.
http://www.metro.istanbul/media/7601...g-haritasi.jpg
If however you are heading straight to Asia, take BN1 or BN 3 until the IDO Fast Ferry Terminal in Bakirköy, from where there are not frequent, but very fast boats to Kadiköy and Bostanci.
If you have Turkish small change, about 2.50 TL, you can ask other passengers to press their Istanbulkart for you on the municipal buses.
If you have no cash at all or would just like a break, head up the hill along the street directly opposite the station entrance and there should be an ATM, some supermarket and snack bar places after about 500-750 meters, but I have only seen them on google maps so far.
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Old February 21st, 2017, 07:24 PM   #77
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Sounds totally chaotic. It might be fine for Istanbulites going to Bulgaria, but foreigners wanna go to the center of Istanbul (or Asia), not to Halkalı.
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 09:55 PM   #78
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At http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/for...hp?030,8100609 I found this:


Seems as TCDD organizes a bus-transfer to/from Sirkeci.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 10:47 AM   #79
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Wow, that is news. So my long description about how to get to Halkali can go to the garbage. TCDD in the news video admit that they did not have time to properly prepare an advertisement campaign for this, so I guess the bus service comes as an afterthought too. Only a few weeks ago I asked at the counter in Sirkeci Station and the official there did not even believe that reinistating this train on 1 April would work out. Now they have stepped up the pace, opened up the connection in the absolute dead season for travelers and still got 20 passengers on the first night just through social media. There is a huge number of travelers and commuters between Bulgaria and Turkey and they include cities like Edirne and Plovdiv where flying is not an option, so a good quality affordable train on this route definitely has a chance.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 10:49 AM   #80
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I'm looking forward to the first pictures by daylight in the morning at Halkali
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