I travel a lot by train, and I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. On Sunday, December 11, the time had come: I was there at the start of the WESTbahn in the direction of Innsbruck.
For a long time, rail passengers have wished that the WESTbahn would not only run from Vienna to Salzburg. The climate ticket, which has been available since October 2021, has only strengthened this wish. When the WESTbahn announced in the spring that it would also continue from Salzburg to Munich, people were full of hope that Innsbruck would perhaps soon also appear on the trains as a destination.
Now the time has come! At the beginning of summer 2022, the company applied for approval and recently received the green light! Since the timetable change on December 11, the WESTbahn has been running to Innsbruck - three times a day!
I was thrilled, I have already used the services of WESTbahn several times and for me as a frequent traveler, it is a pleasant alternative to the top dog ÖBB.