Currently in Austria
Since 2 September, the CEE has been travelling from Lisbon across Europe. On this journey, the CEE now also arrived in Austria via the Brenner border station. After a short stop, it continued its way via Innsbruck and Salzburg to St. Pölten. From there, it continued to the federal capital and is now a guest at Vienna's main railway station.
Of course, highlights of this magnitude are not missed by our "host" ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä and PV Executive Director Michaela Huber. They welcomed, among others, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, representatives of the European Parliament, above all Vice-President Karas, as well as CEOs of the Central European railways and the Director of the European Railway Confederation (CER), Alberto Mazzola.
ÖBB CEO Matthä drew attention to the challenges in cross-border rail transport and underlined the importance of cross-border projects and cooperation. His clear vision: In the near future, it must be as easy to travel through Europe by train as by lorry. An important step in this direction was taken today with the signing of a declaration for a high-performance rail network in the Central European area. The goal: to reduce travel times between Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Budapest and Vienna and to develop a high-speed rail network between these cities.