This master thesis studies the travel conditions for long-distance passengers on the route of the train EC 172/173 “Vindobona“, which directly connected the cities Vienna, Dresden and Berlin via Prague until the end of 2014, but was terminated by 14.12.2014. Since then, day-time travellers between Vienna-Dresden and Vienna-Berlin have to change trains at least once, therefore this master thesis poses the question if, as a result, future travel intentions of previous passengers of the Vindobona will change. Under the assumption that a significant proportion of these passengers will change to other means of transport, a passenger survey and counting was conducted in October 2014 in the, at that time still running trains of the Vindobona. The aim was to identify the importance of the connection to the passengers, to analyse their future travel intentions and to quantify the passenger numbers. Results revealed, that the most important reasons for the use of the Vindobona were its direct connection, the ticket prices and factors of comfort in the trains. In large part the passengers want to keep on travelling by rail after the Vindobona is terminated, however 18% would like to change to other means of transport or alter their journeys. These future travel intentions are significantly influenced by the variables age, occupation and household type. In conclusion it is evident, that the termination of the Vindobona poses a considerable service cut for most passengers. The perceived travel time and comfort losses, due to having to change trains on long-distance routes farther than 300 km and with few connections per day should be further investigated.