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Two night trains a week confirmed from Brussels to Vienna

20:56 23/10/2019

More details have emerged about the new overnight train service from Brussels to Vienna, which is due to launch in mid-January.

The Nightjet service will run twice a week to the Austrian capital, the country's state railway operator ÖBB announced at a press conference this week.

Trains will depart from Brussels-Midi on Mondays and Thursdays at 18.04, stopping at Brussels-North and Liège. They will arrive in Vienna at 8.27 the following morning, and Innsbruck at 9.14.

The departures in the opposite direction are on Sunday and Wednesday nights, arriving back in Brussels at 10.55 on Monday and Thursday mornings.

The fares for the overnight service have not yet been revealed. Tickets are expected to on sale in mid-November.

The SNCB is in discussions with its Austrian counterpart to provide staff for the Belgian leg of the journey.

"The SNCB wants to play an active role in rail connections between European cities," the Belgian rail operator said. "We are studying with ÖBB ways to set up the rail link between Vienna and Brussels from January 2020."

Written by The Bulletin