ÖBB cityjet

New benchmark in European suburban traffic

Starting in late 2015, ÖBB will extend their vehicle fleet by gradually adding 100 new trains for suburban and regional traffic in Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria. Therefore, ÖBB continues to modernise their vehicle fleet and sets a new benchmark in the

European railway network: the cityjet will follow in the railjet’s footsteps and become for suburban traffic what the railjet is for long-distance traffic.

Harmonious branding makes it possible to emotionally experience the brand

The appealing design language makes it possible to experience the strong brand ÖBB and its values on the product level in suburban traffic as well. The harmonious design concept enables the brand ÖBB and its values to be perceived as a consistent user experience at the most important point of customer contact – the train - and all other design elements. Based on the ÖBB railjet design, the new logo ensures optimal recognisability. The combination of the unique, signature ÖBB suburban design and the successful ÖBB railjet creates a comprehensive and strategically sophisticated mobility concept. Consequently, ÖBB is one of the first railway companies to pursue an integrated design strategy that includes both product portfolio and brand presence.

Comfortable atmosphere through premium interior design

The ÖBB cityjet offers its passengers mobile living space and individual comfort. Aside from durability and sustainability, this was the focus with regard to floors, walls, covers, headrests, materials, decorations, colours and gloss levels. The individual railcars’ design with a subtle but very fresh style of colours, a high-quality material and surface concept, special decorations and elaborate, daytime-controlled light design create an innovative yet timeless atmosphere for passengers to feel comfortable. Furthermore, the harmonious interior design ensures a sense of spaciousness that conveys both comfort and safety. Each of the comfortable seats is adjustable with ergonomic head and armrests, sufficient legroom, and equipped with a reading light, electrical socket and a foldout laptop table. Info screens of up to 26’’ provide passenger with the most important travel information.

Universal design creates mobility solutions for generations

The suburban traffic design’s development paid utmost attention to the needs and comfort of a diverse range of travellers. The ÖBB cityjet’s room concept with intelligent, multi-purpose area design, e.g. communication, work and relaxation areas, paves the way for such an objective. The service area offers additional space for wheelchair users, baby strollers and bicycles. Premium interiors create a friendly and appealing atmosphere for passengers with very different needs. Barrier-free accessibility was of great importance: considering the wide doors, open and quiet crossings, or more distinctive colour contrasts for visually impaired passengers. Incredibly smooth track running even at a top speed of 160 km/h ensures an ideal travel experience for all user groups in terms of universal design.