Stormy weather disrupts rail traffic in south of Austria
Starting yesterday afternoon, severe storms led to a large-scale failure of rail traffic in the Austrian regions of Carinthia and Styria, in the south of the country. Numerous obstacles have already been resolved, but rail freight traffic is facing disruptions. According to ÖBB, possibly longer transport times should be expected.
The routes Leoben to Friesach and St. Michael to Wald am Schoberpass are closed until 19.08.22, 11:59 p.m. From the expected start of operation on 20 August, these routes will be operated on a single-track basis. Double track operations are expected to start on Monday 22 August.
The long-distance trains (Rail- and Nightjet) from Vienna to Venice and back will be diverted via Salzburg on 08/19/22. The long-distance trains from Vienna to Villach and from Graz to Selzthal will be canceled on 19 August.
Although the specific route diversions for freight is not mentioned by ÖBB, it says: “There are currently obstacles in freight transport and possibly longer transport times.”
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