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Comeback after bankruptcy – Achenseebahn: A Tyrolean cultural asset lives on

Big train station on Friday in Jenbach! The Achenseebahn, which had already been declared dead, experienced a rebirth with a festival after investing millions. Many railway enthusiasts took the opportunity for a taster trip. The regular season starts on Saturday. The goal is cost-covering operation.

On Saturday it’s time for the legendary Achenseebahn to start. Then on the weekends there will be three times a day from Jenbach to the “Seespitz” stop, and from June 4 also on weekdays – with the exception of Tuesday. In the high season, which runs from June 25 to September 18, the route is served five times a day. The fact that this tourism workhorse is finally leaving the depot and, together with the Achensee shipping company, is once again attracting tens of thousands of guests is a milestone for the entire Achensee region. Now it is time to use this spirit of optimism and anticipation to add another chapter of success to the 133-year history of the Achenseebahn,” emphasized LHStv. Josef Geisler (ÖVP) on the occasion of the opening, which was celebrated with a station festival in Jenbach.Comeback after bankruptcyIn the spring of 2021, “Achenseebahn Infrastructure and Operations GmbH” was founded to take the tourist attraction, which is known far beyond national borders, into the future after bankruptcy respectively. The state of Tyrol (60 percent), the Zillertaler Verkehrsbetriebe AG (20 percent) and the municipalities of Jenbach, Eben am Achensee and Achenkirch (20 percent) are involved in this. The investment program comprises a total of around 10 million euros by 2024. The next The renovation of the train station in Jenbach is a big chunk in the coming year.
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