Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban

420 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
19 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The state owned federal railways company ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) announced the creation of 420 to 470 new jobs by the end of 2018.

The company is investing €25 million in security and service infrastructure, increasing its security staff by 250 to 300 people. In addition, 130 new employees are hired as conductors (Zugbegleiter) and 40 new employees for customer services. After an increase of attacks on train staff in 2016 ÖBB is aiming to re-establish working in teams for conductors. Security staff will be appointed to train stations but also deployed on trains without regular conductors. Staff will also receive conflict resolution and de-escalation training.

The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (Verkehrsministerium, bmvit) will support this initiative by investing €1.3 million to improve lightning in potentially dangerous places, video surveillance and the modernization of emergency call systems.


  • 19 January 2017: Die Presse
  • 19 January 2017: Der Standard


Eurofound (2017), Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 90048, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90048.