With the UEX 1398 from Innsbruck to Hamburg, the Urlaubs-Express has successfully completed its third summer season on 6 October. In total, 322 UEX motorail trains have run between May and October. From Hamburg and Düsseldorf to Verona, Villach, Innsbruck, Munich and Lörrach and back about 22000 passengers were carried and 8700 vehicles were transported. While the total number of passengers remained stable compared to the previous year, the UEX was able to significantly increase the number of vehicle transports once again due to increased interest in the group of motorcycle and vintage car customers.
“We are pleased that our motorail train is continuing to improve. For a lot of people it has become an integral part of their holiday planning. Especially the high number of regular guests shows that the intensive work around the organisation, the handling of the trains and especially the very friendly service on board are highly appreciated,” says Train4you managing director Niko Maedge.
Beside the well-known advantages of the comfortable and stress-free and safe train journey overnight without the traffic jams, the railway as a climate-friendly mean of transport moves again stronger into the focus of the customers. Around 20 percent of the international trains were fully booked, many others had an occupancy rate of around 90 percent. Maedge: “On this basis, we are very positive about the future, even though we are aware that there is a lot of work to be done every day.”
The UEX Summer Program 2020 has already been opened for booking. In addition to the UEX classics such as Verona, Villach and Munich, Innsbruck will become a more important destination next summer. A total of 20 motorail trains to and from the “Capital of the Alps” are on the programme in summer. The Düsseldorf-Villach route, offered for the first time in 2019, will remain on the UEX timetable thanks to strong demand.
After the regular maintenance break for its in-house vehicle fleet, the Urlaubs-Express will start its third winter season on 27 December. The most beautiful winter sports areas in Bavaria and Tyrol will once again be served from Hamburg and NRW. In addition to the direct connections to the legendary St. Anton with stops in Munich, Kufstein, Wörgl, Jenbach, Innsbruck, Ötztal and Landeck-Zams, Wörgl, there is also a transfer connection to Zell am See via Kirchberg, Kitzbühel, St. Johann and Saalfelden. The ticket for the connecting train is already included in the UEX price. On the Hamburg – Munich – Hamburg route, car transport is also available as an option in winter. For all trains the same applies as always for the Urlaubs-Express: Book early and secure the best prices. All further information is available here