Attention all night owls! From the end of 2020, you can travel from Amsterdam to Vienna (and back) on the NightJet. This will connect the Netherlands to the European “overnight train” network for the first time since 2016. Two locomotives from ELL’s fleet will pull these trains, taking passengers quickly and safely to their destinations. Covering the Amsterdam-Vienna route overnight calls for state-of-the-art, powerful and reliable locomotives that can run at up to 200 km/h in international passenger transport. The Vectron A10 “Flying Dutchman” (this corridor joins the North Sea and the Black Sea) from our fleet meets these requirements perfectly. The first test runs for the NightJet have already been successfully completed. This service will provide travellers with a comfortable and low-cost alternative to air travel on these routes in the future.
The operator of the trains is NS, the Dutch state railway. ELL won the tender thanks to its many years of experience in 200 km/h passenger transport as well as the exceptional availability and reliability of its fleet. We are delighted to be partnering with NS, DB and ÖBB in this exciting project and are proud to do our bit to help Europe meet its CO2 targets. We hope the first two locomotives get off to a successful start!