A Comfortline sleeping-car, now used by OBB on Nightjet trains
 

All aboard!  Nightjet is the new name for Austrian Railways sleeper trains, linking Austria, Germany, Italy & Switzerland...

Buy Nightjet tickets
www.bahn.de or www.trainline.eu
(to/from Germany)
www.trainline.eu or www.oebb.at
(all routes)

You print your own ticket.

A guide to travel by Nightjet...

Nightjet is the brand name for Austrian Railways (ÖBB) comfortable sleeper trains, launched in December 2016 and linking Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Italy.  Huge distances are covered overnight while you sleep in a safe & cosy sleeper or economical flat-bed couchette, city centre to city centre - it saves a hotel bill too.  The Man in Seat 61 says:  "I love travelling by Nightjet, it's a real treat - kids of all ages love bunk beds on a train..."

  Sleeping-cars

  Couchettes

  Seats

  Travel tips    

  How to buy tickets   

  Berth numbering plans

  Watch the video:  A journey by Nightjet

Nightjet routes...

  Düsseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz - Linz, Vienna

  Düsseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz - Munich, Innsbruck

  Hamburg - Linz, Vienna

  Hamburg - Munich, Innsbruck

  Hamburg - Basel, Zurich

  Berlin - Basel, Zurich

  Zurich - Linz, Vienna

  Vienna - Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome

  Vienna - Venice

  Munich - Venice

  Munich, Salzburg - Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome

Seat, couchette or sleeper, which to choose? 

Sleeping-cars = 1, 2, or 3 bed compartments, either standard with washbasin or deluxe with compact en suite shower & toilet.  A sleeper is the most civilised, comfortable & romantic way to travel, with comfy beds in cosy & carpeted 1, 2 or 3-bed compartments.  Breakfast is included.  Sleepers convert from bedrooms to cosy private sitting rooms for morning or evening use.  Berths are sold individually, so if travelling solo you can book one inexpensive bed in a 2-berth or 3-berth compartment and share with other civilised sleeper passengers of the same gender, you don't need to pay for a single-bed compartment if you don't want to.  Think of a sleeper as a travelling hotel.

Couchettes are the economy option, simple padded bunks with rug, sheet & pillow in either a 6-berth compartment (the cheapest option) or 4-berth compartment (slightly more expensive, but well worth it for the extra space per person).  Couchettes are great for families or groups of friends or individual travellers on a budget.  Couchettes convert to normal seats for evening or morning use.  On Nightjet trains, morning tea or coffee and a roll or croissant are included. Think of a couchette as an inexpensive hostel or pensione...

Ordinary seats are usually also offered on overnight trains, but travelling overnight in a basic seat is not comfortable and the best advice is to always book a couchette or sleeper for a safe & sound night's sleep, even if you're on a tight budget.  Think of seats as sleeping on a park bench...

The Man in Seat 61 says, "If you're on a budget, a couchette is fine, you sleep flat in a couchette just as well as in a sleeper.  Though if you're a couple, it's worth paying for a sleeper for the extra comfort & privacy if you can afford it.  If you're a family a 4-berth couchette is all you really need, although if cost isn't an issue you could book two adjacent 2 or 3 bed sleepers and open the interconnecting door - sleeper compartments which share the same first digit usually have a connecting door, so berths 21 & 25 connect with berths 22 & 26 next door, see the berth numbering plan."

Incidentally, ships have 'cabins', the correct term on a train is 'compartment'!

Sleeping-cars...

A bed in the sleeper is the most comfortable, civilised & romantic option.  Nightjet trains use two types of sleeping-car:  Most Nightjet trains use modern Comfortline sleeping-cars built in 2005-2006, but the Hamburg-Zurich, Berlin-Zurich & Zurich-Vienna Nightjet trains use impressive double-deck sleeping-cars built 1992-1995.  There is usually just one sleeping-car on each train for a given destination, sometimes two.

Comfortline sleeping-cars...

Most Nightjet trains use Comfortline sleeping-cars built in 2005-2006 by German Railways (DB) for their City Night Line sleeper trains.  ÖBB bought all 42 Comfortline cars when DB discontinued their City Night Line trains in 2016, and deployed them on their Nightjet routes replacing their older cars.  Comfortline cars have 9 economy compartments with washbasin and 3 deluxe compartments with private toilet & shower.  Each compartment is fitted with an upper, middle & lower berth and can be sold as a 1-berth (single), 2-berth (double) or 3-berth compartment depending on demand.  See the Comfortline sleeping-car layout & berth numbering planThe Man in Seat 61 says "Having an en suite is nice, but frankly the standard & deluxe compartments are so similar I wouldn't get hung up on getting a deluxe.  There's a shower for standard sleeper passengers at the end of the corridor."

Comfortline sleeping-car, freshly repainted in new Nightjet colours

A Comfortline sleeping-car about to leave Innsbruck on the Nightjet to Cologne & Dusseldorf on a summer's evening.  The slightly wider windows are the 3 deluxe compartments, the narrower windows are the 9 standard compartments.  The window next to the door is the attendant's small galley.

Deluxe sleeper with toilet & shower...  See 360° photo

The deluxe compartments are a fraction larger than the regular compartments, but still compact.  The main difference from the regular sleeper is that you get a small private toilet & shower instead of the washstand.  Soap, towels, mineral water & shampoo/shower gel are provided.

Nightjet deluxe 2-berth sleeper   Nightjet deluxe sleeper in day mode   Nightjet deluxe sleepe toilet & shower   Comfortline sleeper corridor

Deluxe sleeper.  Each compartment can be used as a 1, 2 or 3-bed room.  Larger photoVideo of deluxe room

 

The same deluxe sleeper in day mode with beds folded away, seats folded out.  Larger photo.

 

Deluxe rooms have a compact shower & toilet, towels & hair/body wash provided.  Larger photo.

 

The sleeping-car corridor, just like a hotel.  There's a shower at the end of the corridor for standard sleeper passengers.

Nightjet deluxe sleeper   Nightjet deluxe sleeper

Deluxe sleeper, looking down from the top. Larger photo.

Looking down from top bunk, with door to en suite open...

Standard sleeper with washbasin...  See 360° photo

The beds and the decor in a standard sleeper (sometimes called an economy sleeper) are exactly the same as a deluxe compartment, the only difference is that the floor space is a fraction smaller (but not so as you'd notice) and there's a washstand instead of an en suite toilet & shower.  Toilets and an excellent hot shower are available at the end of the corridor, see 360° panorama of shower room - take your plastic ving-card key with you to the shower as you may need it to unlock the door (the lock stops couchette passengers from the car next door getting free showers!).  There is shower gel in the shower, but take a towel from your compartment.  See the Comfortline sleeping-car layout & berth numbering plan.

Nightjet standard (economy) sleeper   Nightjet standard (economy) sleeper   Standard sleeper compartment, washstand   Nightjet sleeper breakfast

Standard sleeper set up as a 2-berth, with blind down & washstand open.  Each room can be used with 1, 2 or 3 beds.  Larger photo.

 

The same sleeper with berths folded away & seats folded out, washstand closed.  Very similar to a deluxe, but without the shower & toilet.

 

Standard sleeper compartments have a washstand with hot water, fresh towels, drinking water & soap.  Larger photo.

 

A light breakfast is served in your compartment next morning with tea or coffee - you choose which 6 items you'd like from a menu.

Compartment door showing locks   Goodies arranged on the Nightjet bed   Power socket

Door showing the key-card, the normal lock & the security deadlock...

 

Goodies arranged on the bed when you board...  Complimentary welcome drink of sparkling wine, fruit drink, bottled water, slippers, towel, Nightjet pen, breakfast order form, Nightjet menu (the attendant can provide a small menu of drinks & snacks from his galley).

 

There's a power socket for laptops & mobiles near the compartment door...

Double-deck sleeping-cars...

Doppelstock cars are used on just three Nightjet routes, Berlin-Zurich, Hamburg-Zurich & Zurich-Vienna.  A corridor runs along one side of the car at normal floor level, with a short flight of steps down to each pair of lower-deck compartments and a short flight of steps up to each pair of upper-deck compartments.  Built 1992-1995, they come in two versions:  One with standard sleeper compartments with washbasin on both decks, each compartment usable as single-berth or 2-berth.  And a version with four deluxe compartments on the upper deck and standard 1 or 2-bed compartments with washbasin on the lower deck.  Both types also have two 3-berth compartments, one at each end, originally fitted with 4 berths but now only sold as a 3-berth.  See the double-deck sleeping-car layout & berth numbering plan.

Double-deck sleeping-car on a Nightjet at Zurich

A double-deck sleeping-car on the Vienna-Zurich Nightjet, arrived at Zurich. Courtesy of DiscoverbyRail.com.

Deluxe sleeper with shower & toilet.  See 360° panorama...

There are just 4 deluxe compartments all on the upper deck, featuring an upper & lower berth at one end (see photo below right), a small table & chairs in the middle (see photo below left) and a very compact en suite toilet & shower at the other end.  There's a power socket for laptops or mobiles.  The deluxe sleepers are popular and can sell out.  The deluxe compartments take up two window bays, a regular sleeper just one.    The Man in Seat 61 says "These upper deck deluxe compartments are worth paying the extra for as there's lots more space compared to the rather cramped lower-deck standard compartments."

  Double deck sleeping-car

Deluxe compartment on upper deck showing table & chairs & door to compact en suite toilet & shower.  Note skylight windows!  The bed is behind the camera.

 

Double-deck sleeper set up as a single-berth, looking the other way.  An upper berth can be folded out above the lower berth.  Photos courtesy of DiscoverbyRail.com

Standard sleeper with washbasin...

These are on both the upper & lower deck, but mostly lower deck.  Each compartment can be used as a 2-berth or (with the upper berth folded away) as single-berth, each compartment has a washbasin and a power socket for mobiles or laptops.  The regular sleepers on these double-deck cars are very compact, especially on the lower deck where there's limited headroom.  There are two 3-berth compartments with washbasin, one at each end of the car at normal floor level, originally 4-berth but now only sold as a 3-berth.  See the double-deck sleeping-car numbering plan.

   

2-berth sleeper on lower deck...

 

Stairs down to pair of lower compartments...

 

1 or 2-bed sleeper on lower deck with washbasin, viewed through window.  Set up as 1-bed.  Note how compact the compartment is...

About travel in a sleeper (all types)...

  A few complimentary goodies on a Nightjet train
 

Sleeper passengers are welcomed with a small goody-bag with water, soap, disposable slippers, snack & mini-bottle of sparkling wine...

  Nightjet breakfast order form
 

In the evening, fill in the form to select the breakfast items you'd like.  6 items are free, more can be paid for.

  Breakfast
 

All sleeper passengers get a complimentary light breakfast with tea or coffee.

  • Berths are sold individually, one person = one ticket = one bed.  If you book 2 people in a double sleeper, you get the whole compartment as you are booking both beds and gender is irrelevant.  If you book 1 person in a double sleeper you'll get one bed and the other bed will be sold to another passenger of the same gender.  Passengers have shared sleeper compartments in this way for over 100 years!  It means that solo travellers don't have to pay for an expensive single-bed sleeper if they don't want to, they can pay for one bed in a 2 or 3-bed sleeper and share with other civilised sleeper passengers of the same sex.  Once snug in your berth you cannot see the people above or below you, giving you all the privacy you need.

  • The sleeping-car attendant normally greets you at the door to the sleeper, checks your reservation and directs you to your compartment.  He or she will come round shortly afterwards to take your rail tickets or passes so you will not be disturbed by ticket inspections.  Your tickets will be handed back to you at the end of your journey.  These days they don't normally take your passport, as Schengen means there are usually no border checks.

  • Each sleeper compartment is cosy, big enough for a bed and space to stand next to it.  There are 12 compartments in a 26-metre Comfortline car, so please don't expect to play tennis in your compartment, it is simply not economic to transport excess empty space around.  The photos above were taken standing in the corridor & pointing the camera through the door into the compartment, they accurately show the size of the compartment.  What you see is what you get...

  • Each bed has fresh clean sheets, a fluffy pillow, snug duvet, and its own individual reading light.

  • Welcome aboard!  A complimentary glass of sparkling wine is included to welcome you aboard.  The sleeper attendant can provide room service of tea, coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks & light snacks during the journey, but feel free to take your own bottle of wine or picnic on board.

  • Breakfast...  Breakfast is included in the fare, served in your compartment - in the evening you fill in a form to select 6 breakfast items from a list.  You can pay for more items if you like.  Tip:  You can ask for a free refill of tea or coffee!

  • Luggage...  You take all your bags into the compartment with you, so have access to them throughout the journey.  In Comfortline sleepers there's room for luggage under the bottom berth, on the racks above the window or in the recess above the door projecting over the corridor ceiling.  Or just use the floor if that's easier.  In the double deck sleepers, luggage usually goes on the floor.

  • Power sockets...  All sleeper compartments have 220V power sockets for laptop computers & mobiles - in Comfortline sleepers, look below the bed near the door.

  • Beds convert to seats...  On longer routes where there's a significant evening or morning part of the journey, the attendant can fold the beds away and convert the compartment into a private sitting room with sofa and small table.

  • Security...  There's CCTV in the corridor for security, and in Comfortline cars all compartments have a hotel-style ving-card lock with plastic card key plus an additional security deadlock which cannot be opened from outside, even with a staff key, so you'll be both safe and snug.  The double-deck cars also have both a regular lock and a security deadlock.

  • Inter-connecting compartments...  If there's a small group of you in a Comfortline car, ask to book a pair of adjacent sleeper compartments with an inter-connecting door, which opens to make a suite for 2 to 6 persons.  There are regular sleepers which connect with regular sleepers, and each deluxe sleeper can be connected to a regular sleeper, although you cannot connect a deluxe to another deluxe, as you can see from the Comfortline floorplan.

  • The sleeper attendant, the in-sleeper catering and bed linen on Nightjets are provided by a company called Newrest on behalf of Austrian Railways (ÖBB).  Newrest is a subsidiary of the famous Wagons-Lits Company.  That's right, the company that used to operate the Orient Express from 1883 until 1977, they still exist!  Albeit in much reduced form, and as a contractor not a concessionaire...

  • Berth numbering:  Berths aren't numbered sequentially, which often worries people.  I'm often asked if (for example) berths 21 & 25 are really together in the same 2-bed compartment!  Yes they are, see the Comfortline sleeping-car layout & berth numbering plan.

  • Don't forget to read the travel tips...

Couchettes...   See 360° photo

Couchettes are inexpensive sleeping accommodation with simple flat padded bunks in shared compartments.  They are a great choice for families, small groups of friends, or solo travellers on a budget, there's no need to pay more for a proper sleeper unless you really want to, nicer though the sleepers are.

A corridor runs along one side of the car, off which open 9 cosy compartments each configurable as either 4-berth or 6-berth.  A bunk in a 6-berth is cheaper but a bunk in a 4-berth gives much more space per person so is well worth the extra cost.  Each berth comes with a fresh clean pillow, double-sheet & blanket, and has its own reading light.   Blinds cover the window at night.  There is one toilet and one washroom at each end of the corridor.  There are compartment lighting & temperature controls above the door.

You take all your bags into the train with you, so you have access to them throughout the journey.  There's plenty of space for your luggage under the bottom bunks, on the racks above the window and in the large recess above the compartment door.

All couchette compartments have a normal lock (which can be opened from outside with a staff key) and a security chain (which can't!), so you'll be safe and snug.  The sexes aren't segregated in couchettes as you don't normally fully undress to sleep, so men and women share the same compartments.  Women travelling alone can usually ask for a berth in a ladies-only compartment.  However, if your family or group have sole occupancy, there's no reason why you can't fully undress to sleep, the sheets are double, stitched at the end or side, so you can make up your berth as a bed with sheet both beneath and over you.

For the evening & morning part of the journey, couchettes convert to seats, the middle & lower bunks convert to a 3-seat sofa facing another 3-seat sofa. 

On Nightjet trains, couchette passengers get a light breakfast with tea, coffee or hot chocolate included in the fare.

I'm often asked if berths 41, 42, 45 & 46 really together in the same 4-berth couchette compartment, and yes they are, see the couchette numbering plan.

A Nightjet couchette car

An ÖBB couchette car in the new Nightjet colours, about to leave Innsbruck for Cologne & Dusseldorf on a summer evening...

Couchette compartment in daytime mode   6-berth couchette compartment from Koln to Wien   4-berth couchette compartment from Cologne to Vienna

A couchette compartment in daytime mode made up as seats.

 

6-berth couchettes, the most economical option...

 

4-berth, ideal for families, with the blind down.  Larger photo.

Power socket in a Nightjet couchette compartment   Corridor of a Nightjet couchette car   Toilet in a Nightjet couchette car

There are 2 power sockets under the table for laptops/mobiles.

 

The couchette car corridor...

 

There's one toilet & one washroom at each end of the corridor.

  Breakfast is included in couchettes

Each bunk has pillow, blanket & sheet, you make up the beds yourself.

 

A light breakfast is included...

Seats cars...

You'll usually also find regular seats on a Nightjet train, usually in 6-seat compartments with side corridor as shown below.  However, travelling overnight in a seat with nowhere to lie down, no attendant on duty and no lock on the compartment door, is not recommended.  It's a false economy, the equivalent of trying to save the hostel fee by sleeping on a park bench.  Always book a couchette or sleeper for a comfortable and safe journey.

6-seat compartment on a Nightjet train   Nighttjet seats car at Venice

6-seat compartment, seen from the corridor.

 

Seats car on the Nightjet just arrived in Venice...


Travel tips...

  Photo showing size of deluxe City Night Line sleeper
 

This shot of a Comfortline deluxe sleeper gives an impression of the compact size - don't expect to play tennis!

  Morning in a nightjet couchette
 

Breakfast in a Nightjet couchette speeding along the Rhine towards Cologne...

  • Don't worry that your ticket doesn't show all passengers' names as names aren't important.  Just one name is enough to prove that a self-print ticket is yours, however many people it is for.

  • Berth numbering:  Berths aren't numbered sequentially, which often worries people.  I'm often asked if (for example) berths 21 & 25 are together in the same 2-bed sleeper compartment, or 41, 42, 45 & 46 really together in the same 4-berth couchette!  Yes they are, see sleeper & couchette berth numbering.

  • Have dinner before you board:  There's no restaurant car on Nightjet trains, so have dinner before you board or feel free to take a picnic & bottle of wine with you into your sleeper or couchette!

    In Munich, there are restaurants inside the station or just outside, try www.augustinerkeller.de at Arnulfstrasse 52, to the north side of Munich Hbf for great Bavarian food & beer. 

    In Cologne, try the Brauhaus Sion (www.brauhaus-sion.de) 5 minutes walk from Cologne Hbf, or the Malzmuehle restaurant (www.muehlenkoelsch.de) 10-15 minutes walk away, or the Schweinske (www.schweinske.de) inside Cologne Hbf itself.

    In Innsbruck, I've had a great evening meal at the upmarket restaurant in the Grand Hotel Europa (the Europa Stüberl, see www.grandhoteleuropa.at) across the road from the station.  For something cheaper, try the more rustic Tiroler Bauernkeller (www.erlebnisgastro.at) 3 minutes walk from the station.

    In Zurich, for schnitzel & fries and a beer go for the Brasserie Federal on the main concourse, www.brasserie-federal.ch or for upmarket dining with great reviews try Da Capo, www.restaurant-dacapo.ch in a corner of the old station building.

  • First class lounges:  At Vienna Hbf, Salzburg & Innsbruck passengers with tickets for any type of sleeper (meaning sleeper, not couchettes) can use the ÖBB lounge for up to 2 hours before departure or 2 hours after arrival, also with complimentary tea, coffee, beer, wine and snacks.  There is now no lounge in Zurich or Basel.  As all Nightjet tickets are technically 2nd class, even now for deluxe sleepers, you cannot use the 1st class DB Lounges at German stations.

  • Where to stand on the platform:  Nightjets are often long trains with cars bound for multiple destinations.  There's usually a train composition poster in a display case somewhere on the platform which shows the formation of the train and where each car will be when the train arrives.  If you're in car 462 and that car is shown on the plan as stopping in 'sector E' go and stand next to the big 'E' sign hanging from the platform canopy.  This saves running up and down looking for your car like a headless chicken.

  • Information on your train formation & its carriages...  You can check the consist for each Nightjet train, check the car numbers and see in what order cars for different destinations are marshalled in your train using the excellent Vagonweb site, www.vagonweb.cz.  Click the UK flag for English, click composition, then look under Austria and click nightjet.

  • Rhine Valley in the moonlight?  The Nightjet trains between Dusseldorf/Cologne and Vienna/Munich/Innsbruck take the wonderful Rhine Valley line between Koblenz & Mainz, passing mountains, river boats, castles, vineyards and the legendary Lorelei Rock.  Times are approx 22:17-23:09 on left hand side going southbound, 06:04-07:05 on right hand side going northbound.  Well worth raising the blind & switching the lights off for!  History (or film) buffs might also like to know that the train passes the Bridge at Remagen.

  • Why not climb Cologne Cathedral's tower?  If you're feeling energetic and have an hour to spare between arriving in Cologne from Vienna, Munich or Innsbruck on the sleeper and taking a connecting train to London, Brussels or Amsterdam, you can climb the cathedral's south (right-hand) tower for a fantastic view over Cologne & the Rhine, 475 feet high, 533 steps, no lift.  The tower is open 09:00-16:00 in winter, 09:00-17:00 or 18:00 in summer, entrance around €3, see www.koelner-dom.de Left luggage is available at Cologne Hbf.

  • Station guides:  Vienna Hbf, Cologne Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Munich Hbf.

  • You can find and download the Nightjet brochure with route map and timetable at the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) website www.oebb.at.

Fares...

  • Fares start at €59 with a couchette in 6-berth, €69 with a couchette in 4-berth, €99 with a bed in a 2-bed sleeper or €129 with a single-bed sleeper all to yourself.  Fares are dynamic, so book early as they rise as departure date approaches and the cheaper tickets are sold.

  • With a Eurail or InterRail pass, you can travel on a Nightjet by paying the following reservation fees:  Seat €14, couchette in 6-berth €34, couchette in 4-berth €44, bed in 3-berth sleeper €54, bed in 2-berth sleeper €74, bed in single-berth sleeper €114, berth in 2-berth deluxe sleeper €94, berth in single-berth deluxe sleeper €134.

  • Family fare for a whole private couchette compartment:  A family or small group of 1 or 2 adults and 1-4 children can book a whole private 4 or 6 berth couchette compartment for a flat rate of around €199 on Nightjet routes.  Only available if you book at www.oebb.at.  But also check regular fares at www.bahn.de to check what's cheapest.

How to buy tickets...

  • Booking for Nightjet trains can open up to 180 days ahead, although for one reason or another the booking horizon is often shorter than this, especially for dates after a timetable change on the 2nd Saturday in June and the 2nd Saturday in December.

  • Buy tickets at www.bahn.de:  You can buy tickets for Nightjet trains to, from or within Germany at the German Railways (DB) website www.bahn.de and print your own ticket.  All international credit cards accepted, anyone from any country can use it.  It will often also do passholder reservations, just act as if buying a ticket, click for availability, and look for the little easy-to-miss link at the bottom, book supplement only www.bahn.de also books other trains within to or from Germany.

  • Buy tickets at www.trainline.eu:  It's now easy to buy tickets for most Nightjet routes at www.trainline.eu, international payment cards accepted no problem and again you simply print your own ticket.  Trainline will book most Nightjet routes but currently not all.

  • Buy tickets at www.oebb.at:  You can book all Nightjet trains at the Austrian Railways website www.oebb.at and print your own ticket.  www.oebb.at will also book Austrian domestic trains and daytime trains from and in some cases to Austria.

Loreley Rock, Rhine Valley   View from the top of Cologne cathedral tower.  

The legendary Lorelei Rock on the Rhine Valley, seen from a daytime train...

 

The view from the top of Cologne cathedral's south tower.

 

Cologne cathedral, next to the station...


Watch the videoA journey by Nightjet sleeper...

This video shows a journey from Cologne to Vienna by Nightjet.  Most other Nightjet trains use identical Comfortline sleeping-cars and similar couchettes, including the routes between Vienna & Rome, Munich, Salzburg & Rome, Munich & Venice, Vienna & Venice, Hamburg & Vienna.


Sleeping-car berth numbering...

Sleeper & couchette berth numbers aren't always sequential, which often worries people.  So here is the reassurance you need...

This is a generic European sleeper berth numbering plan...  When a compartment is sold as a double, the middle berth number isn't used.  So berths  21 & 25 are indeed together in the same compartment, with berth 23 not used, and berths 22, 24, 26 are in the compartment next door. 

  See comfortline sleeping-car layout & berth numbering plan

  See double-deck sleeping-car layout & berth numbering plan.

Couchette car berth numbering...

This is a generic European couchette car numbering plan...  When a compartment is used as a 4-berth, the middle berth numbers aren't used.  So 41, 42, 45, 46 are all together in the same 4-berth couchette compartment, with berth numbers 43 & 44 unused.


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