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On the day of the event, the admission ticket is also valid as a ticket on ÖBB local trains and all VVT connections throughout Tyrol as well as all IVB connections and on the trains of the Werdenfelsbahn in Bavaria.
(Innsbruck, 08.02.2019) - The countdown for the start of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Seefeld 2019 has begun. From 19 February to 3 March 2019, the world's best Nordic athletes will compete for the coveted medals on the cross-country ski runs and jumps. The Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT) is the official mobility partner of the ÖSV and in cooperation with the ÖBB is responsible for the travel to the competitions by bus, train and Innsbruck city transport. Through its cooperation with the VVT, the ÖSV makes it possible for all holders of a valid World Cup ticket to use all public transport connections throughout Tyrol free of charge on the respective competition day.
With a ticket to the train or bus and to the race
In detail, the cooperation works as follows: With a valid World Championship ticket, you can use all VVT, IVB and ÖBB local transport connections throughout Tyrol free of charge on the day indicated on the ticket. The ÖBB long-distance trains (Railjet, IC, EC etc.) are excluded. In Bavaria, all trains of the Werdenfelsbahn can be used free of charge on the respective competition day. The arriving fans can use their admission ticket, for example, from Munich Central Station to travel with the Werdenfelsbahn. In addition, owners of a VVT annual ticket receive a 10% discount on the purchase of World Cup tickets (with the exception of VIP tickets). And this is how it works: Simply send an e-mail with the subject "Nordic Ski World Championships" and the number of the annual ticket to email@example.com and you will immediately receive the discount code. The impressive Mittenwald Railway is available to fans from Innsbruck Central Station. The railway line, which went into operation in October 1912, was - apart from the Montafonerbahn - the first electrified standard gauge railway of the Monarchy. The route leads through a breathtaking mountain landscape with tunnels, viaducts and bridges. This ensures a lasting and unforgettable travel experience for fans from near and far. In the section from Innsbruck to Seefeld in Tyrol the trains cope with a height difference of around 600 metres.
Additional trains start at Innsbruck Central Station
During the 14-day World Championships, a total of 170,000 seats will be available on the Karwendelbahn between Innsbruck and Seefeld. Of these, 30,000 alone are on offer. The additional trains for the fans start at Innsbruck Central Station with a stop at Innsbruck West Station and then head directly for the new and modern World Cup Seefeld Station in Tyrol. On a working day, 48 trains are scheduled to run between Innsbruck and Seefeld. On peak days, these trains will be increased by up to 9 additional trains to match the event. For fans who want to enjoy the evening events, a daily night train is planned which starts at 23:34 hrs in Seefeld. The connection to the last train to Landeck-Zams will also be reached via Innsbruck's Westbahnhof (arrival at 00:01 hrs) with all stops. The last train leaves daily at 00:16 and arrives at Innsbruck Central Station at 00:53. Information about travel times at oebb.at and vvt.at.
World Cup station Seefeld ready for major event
In December of last year, the new World Cup Seefeld station in Tyrol was officially opened. The modern and barrier-free station offers customers perfect opportunities to combine their rail journey with other modes of transport. Accessibility, short, weather-protected routes and the new bus terminal with space for five buses right next to platform 1 make the connection between bus and train particularly pleasant. Throughout the entire duration of the World Cup, there will be enough customer drivers available at Seefeld station according to a well thought-out concept to guide the crowds in the right direction.
Free shuttle buses to the event site
The shuttle buses from the large car parks are equipped for event visitors and can be used with a valid admission ticket: By bus from Scharnitz (Gießenbach) every 5 minutes from 2 hours before the start of the competition. Then every 15 minutes. By bus from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen every 15 minutes from 2.5 hours before the start of the competition. Then every half hour.
Free shuttle buses in the Seefeld Olympic region
In the five villages of the Olympic region Seefeld (Seefeld in Tyrol, Leutasch, Reith bei Seefeld, Scharnitz and the two Telfer villages Mösern and Buchen) the regional buses can be used. These will also be increasingly used during the World Cup.
Parking spaces for coaches and fan buses
The buses can park at the parking lot Strandperle or at the parking lot Reithalle in Seefeld. Please book in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org . Bus parking is only permitted with a valid parking permit. Visitors and fans can go directly from the car park to the event grounds via the pedestrian zone (Nordic Mile).
Overall concept was a team effort
All partners agree that the mobility concept for this major event was and is a joint achievement:
Klaus Leistner, ÖSV Secretary General and CEO Seefeld 2019: "The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships return to Seefeld after 34 years! The ÖSV and the entire World Championships organisation team are delighted to welcome the world's best Nordic athletes to the Olympic region of Seefeld and Bergisel in Innsbruck. As an organizer it was very important to us from the very beginning that, in addition to top sporting performance, a world champion mobility offer was also offered for the journey to and from the respective events. With the VVT, the ÖBB and all other partners involved, we have found professional mobility service providers who meet these high requirements. Of course we hope that many fans will be present live at the total of 22 medal decisions and will make use of the extensive range of public transport available.
Hannes Koschuta, responsible for cooperation and marketing at VVT: "In order to organise and handle the efficient and environmentally friendly transport of such a large number of people, we need strong partners and good offers for the fans. The Verkehrsverbund Tirol will therefore provide all local transport connections throughout the state as well as the Werdenfelsbahn in Bavaria free of charge for owners of a World Cup ticket on the day of the competition. In addition, we are constantly working on making our offer more and more attractive for regular customers: Owners of a VVT annual ticket receive a discount of 10% on the purchase of World Cup tickets".
René Zumtobel, Regional Manager ÖBB-Personenverkehr Tirol: "During the 14 days of the event we will be offering a total of 60 additional trains between Innsbruck and Seefeld. In addition, a number of scheduled trains will be operated by the modern ÖBB city jet, which offers 25% more space than conventional trains. Two of these currently most modern ÖBB local trains, which are scheduled to travel in Tyrol only on the route between Wörgl and Hochfilzen in the direction of Salzburg, are guests on the Karwendelbahn especially for the World Cup special operation.
Andreas Knapp, FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Seefeld 2019, responsible for mobility: "When planning the implementation of the mobility concept, it was particularly important for the organisers responsible for us that the numerous fans be provided with an optimal arrival and return service by public transport that is very usable and adapted to the necessary capacities. In order to make the journey by train and bus as attractive as possible, there will be a mobility offer for each day adapted to the respective competitions and the starting times. This ensures the highest flexibility and best customer benefit in the run-up to the events".
ÖBB: Austria's largest mobility service provider
As a comprehensive mobility service provider, the ÖBB Group annually transports 459 million passengers and 115 million tons of goods to their destinations in an environmentally friendly manner. Rail passengers travel in a particularly climate-friendly manner. This is because 100 percent of the traction current comes from renewable energy sources. In 2017, ÖBB was one of the most punctual railways in Europe with around 96 percent punctuality. Group-wide, 41,107 railway and bus employees (an additional 1,900 apprentices) ensure that around 1.3 million passengers arrive safely at their destinations every day. The Group's strategic lead company is ÖBB-Holding AG.