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Private railway company Westbahn on a roll

The private railway company Westbahn has been operating between Salzburg and Vienna for over a year – and the company is very happy with their interim balance.

Running up to December 2012, the number of passengers per month has risen by 80 percent.

That's not enough for the company to come out of the red figures – but it should be the case in the course of this year.

The number of passengers in the newly started private Westbahn has almost doubled between January 2012 and December 2012. The quarterly figures reached 80 percent, announces Westbahn-manager Erich Forster.

December was a particularly good month: "From 1st December to 24th, it's High Life: There are long weekends and great peaks in demand. We had immediately 30 percent more than in the two previous months."

Westbahn won't communicate the absolute number of passengers. There are only two companies operating on the Salzburg-Vienna line, so ÖBB (Österreischishe Bundesbahnen) could too easily calculate their loss, justifies Forster.

He mainly has one goal for the private railway company in 2013 – move into the positive figures: "In the past months, we have systematically surpassed our business plan figures, so we're well on our way. At some point during 2013, we'll come to the point where we make profit."

It will be a while before the private Westbahn attracts start-up investments. One indeed needs a long breath in the railway industry, said Forster.

Austrian Times





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