One third of Westbahn jobs are in danger to be cut


At the private Austrian railway company Westbahn, 100 of the 300 jobs appear to be in danger because of the corona crisis, Heute says.

This will happen if the Ministry of Transport does not provide further financial assistance after the end of the emergency allocation. Due to low demand, the loss of 100 jobs is imminent.

The information appears in an emotional email sent to staff by Westbahn CEO Erich Forster. He outlined the dramatic situation of the company.

Westbahn runs the Vienna-Salzburg line a connection where there is usually no financial state support, even for the state railways (ÖBB).

However, due to the coronavirus crisis, an emergency grant was avaible for this route, but it will expire on 7 October. 

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