ÖBB and DB introduce modernized Nightjet sleepers
The interior is based on the concept of new night train carriages.
ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn presented their new modernized sleeper carriages in Hamburg today. In total, 22 of them will be modified to become the new class Bbcmvz multifunctional cars. They will operate under the Nightjet brand.
In addition to the services to and from Hamburg, the modernized comfort sleepers will also be deployed on the Zurich–Berlin and Zurich–Hamburg routes in the coming months, followed by the Innsbruck–Munich–Cologne–Amsterdam and Vienna–Cologne routes.
The sleepers were created by converting a classic Bmz second class car. The conversion into modern multifunctional sleepers was carried out by ÖBB Technische Services; the first car appeared on the domestic route from Vienna to Bregenz last year. The upgraded cars will also offer room for bicycles and one compartment will be wheelchair accessible.
The modernisation is based on the concept of new night train carriages produced by Siemens. The units will also offer more comfort for families: the newly designed compartments have fixed deckchairs for four passengers and room to store a pram. Wi-Fi and power sockets are included. The new cars are equipped with an NFC-enabled access system and CCTV.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.