Classic B-Train redefined
The Badner Bahn is an irreplaceable part of Vienna just like the opera house, in front of which it departs for it’s journey to the neighbouring city of Baden. On this route and it transports almost 13 million passengers each year. In operation since the times of the monarchy, the Vienna-Baden railway is now the most popular local railway in Austria.
Within the boundaries of the capitol, the train also functions as a tram. This creates specific challenges for this heavily frequented commuter train, which manufacturer Bombardier and the team of moodley industrial design had to address in the design of the new trains.
Visually, the iconic look of the Badner Bahn has been carefully updated. The redesigned front section gives the train a more dynamic appearance. The destination display and windscreen have been merged, the "front bumper" behind which a lot of the necessary technology is located, is now less prominent. The new train cars also received an update in terms of colour. Blue stripes drawn backwards in two shades over the entire length of the train interpret the traditional colour scheme of the Badner Bahn in a modern way, as do the white surfaces that replace the previously used cream tone. The result is a coherent overall look of a modern, contemporary commuter train, which offers around 80 standing spots and seats in the interior for a pleasant journey between Vienna and Baden.