History

From the outset until today

Zeitraffer 1993 - 2017

1993

March

NÖVOG is founded
for the organisation of regional public transport in Lower Austria

1996

September

Launch of Wieselbus bus lines

1997

January

Establishment of the Niederösterreichische Schneebergbahn GmbH
as a 50% subsidiary of NÖVOG

2001

June

Launch of the Waldviertel Railway tourist service between Gmünd and Groß Gerungs

2002

May

Launch of the Reblaus Express service between Retz and Drosendorf

2005

December

Establishment of the Schneeberg Sesselbahn GmbH company as a 49% subsidiary of the Schneeberg Railway

2006

May

Launch of the Waldviertel Railway service between Gmünd and Litschau

2007

June

Start of construction of the new mountain railway station on the Hochschneeberg

September

Introduction of the "Ötscherbär" service on the Mariazell Railway

2009

April

Inauguration of the new mountain railway station on the Hochschneeberg

2010

January

Signing of an agreement in principle between the state of Lower Austria, the Republic of Austria and ÖBB on the takeover of regional railways. NÖVOG is authorised to implement this agreement in principle. An operating transport company was subsequently created.

December

All the routes transferred by ÖBB are taken over by NÖVOG

2011

May

Replacement of the ÖBB train attendants by NÖVOG passenger assistants

Presentation of the "Himmelstreppe" project

Inauguration of the Panorama Paradise on the Hochschneeberg

June

10th anniversary of the Reblaus Express

Completion of the takeover of the Bergbahnen Mitterbach GmbH company

August

Presentation of the "Dom der Wachau" diesel locomotive

October

15th anniversary of the Wieselbus bus lines

Centenary of the electrification of the Mariazell Railway

November

Replacement of ÖBB employees with NÖVOG train drivers

2012

January

The Schneeberg Railway becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of NÖVOG
Award of the contract for infrastructure maintenance to the ARGE Instandhaltung NÖ company

June

Construction of the Laubenbachmühle operations centre commences

September

Construction of the new Terzerhaus mountain lodge on the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach commences

2013

May

Construction of the Klangen converter station commences

June

Construction of the Waldviertel Railway operations centre commences

July

Construction of the Laubenbachmühle operations centre is completed

August

Construction work for the repositioning of the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach commences

October

Reorganisation of the entire timetable to accommodate the Himmelstreppe service

November

NÖVOG anniversary – 20 years of continuous success

December

NÖVOG introduces an electronic train protection system

2014

March

Construction of the station tourism portal in Puchberg am Schneeberg commences

May

Inauguration of the Waldviertel Railway operations centre

Inauguration of the Klangen converter station

June

Inauguration of the new Terzerhaus mountain lodge on the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach

The panorama carriage is introduced in the regular services of the Himmelstreppe

Construction of the new valley station of the Bergbahnen Mitterbach lifts commences

December

Construction of the new valley station of the Bergbahnen Mitterbach lifts is completed

2015

April

Inauguration of the new station tourism portal in Puchberg am Schneeberg

June

Construction of the panoramic circular trail on the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach is completed

115th anniversary of the Waldviertel Railway from Gmünd to Litschau

2016

March

Presentation of the Wachau Railway's new vehicles

July

5th anniversary of the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach

September

20th anniversary of the Wieselbus bus lines

December

Inauguration of the Wunderwiese adventure park in Puchberg am Schneeberg

2017

January

Takeover of infrastructure maintenance

May

Construction of the Alpenbahnhof operations centre commences

115th anniversary of the Waldviertel Railway from Gmünd to Steinbach-Bad Großpertholz

June

120th anniversary of the Schneeberg Railway

July

110th anniversary of the Mariazell Railway