Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Making Tracks for the Railroad
Austrian Federal Railways and Cross-Border Passenger Traffic

Erich Forster, Armin Engler, Alexandra Krones

Deutsche Fassung


Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, cross-border railroad traffic between Austria and its eastern and south-eastern neighbours has grown in leaps and bounds. Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) has expanded old local and long-distance rail lines, opened new ones, invested in infrastructure and technology and – by means of an intelligent price policy — won new customers in the East and the West. All of this brings more passengers and environmental advantages, and along the way, it helps Europe grow together.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 373–382)