This initiative is part of a broader collaboration between France, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, aimed at fostering sustainable and environmentally friendly travel across the continent.
ÖBB, the Austrian railway company renowned for operating the largest network of night trains in Europe and a proud member of Railsponsible, stands at the forefront this resurgence.
The night train service from Berlin to Brussels operates three times a week, with a journey that takes approximately ten and a half hours. The fare structure offers affordable seat options starting at 49 euros for a one-way ticket, while comfortable sleeper berths are available from 79 euros. Premium sleeper cabins, complete with breakfast, are also on offer, starting at 109 euros.
This marks the beginning of a broader resurgence of night train travel in Europe. Stay informed about upcoming developments, including new routes connecting Berlin to Paris and Zurich to Barcelona in December 2023 and 2024, respectively. It’s a nod to the past, a step towards sustainability, and an invitation to experience Europe’s landscapes at night.
H&Z: Consulting with head, heart and hand.
Railsponsible is facilitated by H&Z, a renowned consultancy known for its holistic approach to consulting.
Their experienced professionals specialize in designing, managing, and guiding transformation processes to deliver measurable results. This unique consulting approach ensures sustainable outcomes for international corporations and leading medium-sized companies.
H&Z’s focus areas include Strategy, Transformation, Sustainability and Procurement, where they have established themselves as one of the industry’s leading consultancies. In recognition of their excellence, H&Z was honored as a double Hidden Champion in 2022, specifically in the fields of “Purchasing & Procurement” and “Transformation” among management consultancies.
With their proven track record and expertise, H&Z is a natural fit for Railsponsible, contributing to the initiative’s mission of promoting sustainability within the railway sector.
SUSTAINX is a platform and community that facilitates sustainability transformation, combining AI with the collective intelligence from scientists, industry professionals, topic experts and consultants.
Founded in 2021, SUSTAINX is an independent company and part of the H&Z Group. It allows organizations not only to find innovative solutions for their sustainability challenges, but to also get a head start in implementing those solutions.