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Railway education at a glance

The "Bildungszentrum Eisenbahn & Lehrlingswesen" (railway & apprenticeship training centre) is the leading provider of railway-specific specialist training for ÖBB internal and external customers. Throughout Austria, we provide operational, vehicle and traction technology training at the highest level at more than 10 locations.

The ÖBB education programme

Our educational programme is constantly updated and adapted to the needs of our participants. It provides an insight into the world of railways and the various railway-specific professions.

We train the general and infrastructure-related expertise of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG. The specific regulations of other safety management systems are not included in our training and examinations.

ÖBB education programme (German)
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Reliability and safety

Reliability and safety - these are the two most important requirements that Austrian rail transport must fulfil. Every day, millions of people and thousands of tonnes of goods are moved along the rail network. For this, the domestic railway undertakings need highly qualified and excellently trained employees.

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More than 10 locations throughout Austria

Our training centres are equipped with modern training rooms, model and simulation facilities and some of them also have a practice area. Functionally equipped single rooms are available directly in the training centres for the accommodation of the participants, also with catering on request.

With the construction of the ÖBB education campus in St. Pölten, a new central education facility will be built in 2022.

Training locations
Excerpt from the visualisation of the education campus in St. Pölten
Training with a simulator

Modern training methods

Top educated trainers contribute with modern education and training methods to qualify your participants for various railway-specific professions or to expand already existing qualifications.

Our cooperation partner WS Akademie

Our cooperation partner, the WS Akademie of WS Service GmbH, stands for a sustainable knowledge advantage through the combined know-how of the top companies ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, voestalpine Railway Systems GmbH, Weichenwerk Wörth GmbH and WS Service GmbH. By linking manufacturer and operator know-how, the WS Akademie always guarantees high-quality, practice-oriented training at the cutting edge of technology.

WS Akademie
WS Academy building with tower
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Central contact

We offer our clients comprehensive support - from counselling to accommodation and catering for course participants and students in our training centres.

We look forward to your enquiry!

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