The eighth run of EuropeTrain successfully started for the first Austrian Transalpine Loop

After 2 weeks of intensive activities in the test center of DB Systemtechnik, the train started again on 6 September, 19:30 from Minden to Passau via Hanover, Frankfurt and Würzburg. On 7 September the train was handed over to Rail Cargo Austria and meanwhile arrived in Deutsch-Wagram, where on Friday a press event with ÖBB/RCA and UIC will take place.

After the event, the EuropeTrain will depart for a 2 weeks and 10.000 km trip through Austria, covering among others the slopes of Arlberg, Tauern and Semmering. After a passage from Vienna to Salzburg, a short trip to Bludenz via the Arlberg slopes is planned. After that, the train will cycle 9 times from Salzburg via Tauern to Villach and further via Semmering, Vienna and St. Pölten back to Salzburg. The return back to Minden is planned for 23 September.