With the timetable change on 10 December, the Westbahn Railway Company is running to and from Vorarlberg for the first time. One train leaves every day at 5:10 am from Bregenz to Wien Westbahnhof (arrival 12:52 pm), one train leaves every day at 3:08 pm from Wien Westbahnhof to Bregenz (arrival 10:47 pm ). Vorarlberg is served by eleven stops. Westbahn and Vorarlberger Verkehrsverbund (VVV) announced this in a broadcast on Wednesday. Vorarlberg network tickets are also valid for the Westbahn.
Trains stop in Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems, Altach, Götzis, Rankweil, Feldkirch, Frastanz, Nanzing, Bludenz and Langen am Arlberg, so there are additional options for traveling from Vorarlberg to Vienna without changing trains. Westbahn’s most modern sets are used: six-part double-decker “KISS 3” trains from the Swiss manufacturer Stadler. They have a total of 506 seats in three categories with power outlets and bicycle parking at each seat. According to Westbahn’s plan, a one-day connection from Vienna to Vorarlberg and back will be added in a year.
“The extended offer of the WestBahn to Bregenz brings additional connections to the Vorarlberg population and, above all, more boarding options on the way to Vienna and back. This will significantly improve the quality of public transport in Vorarlberg,” explained State Governor Markus Wallner (ÖVP).
“By extending the route to Vorarlberg, WestBahn is now integrating all federal states along the western route into its national mobility offer,” said Thomas Pausch, Managing Director of WestBahn.
The new connection will also result in changes in the Tyrolean Oberland: Telfs will have a direct connection to the federal capital without changing trains.