Massive investments improve Vienna S-Bahn capabilities
Changes coming on 15 December include 24-hour weekend coverage, improvements to waiting times and more
- November 22, 2019 21:30
- Anton Stoyanov
Starting 15 December frequent users of Vienna’s S-Bahn (short for Schnellbahn or rapid railway) will be seeing some great improvements to the service.
City Councilor for Finance Peter Hanke announced a 25 million euro investment in the S-Bahn, which will extend the capabilities of the service and improve its offer to citizens. Every day, over 250,000 people commute on the S-Bahn’s trains. According to local officials, improving it and allowing it to serve even more passengers should be of significant help to the government’s ambitious climate targets.
Here you will find a list of the some of the changes set to take effect after 15 December:
- The Main line (from Mödling via Wien - Meidling to Wien - Floridsdorf) and the S45 will start offering a 24-hour service, 7 days a week. Passengers can expect the trains to be arriving every 30 minutes.
- The S45 is also becoming more frequent – it will be arriving every 10 minutes until 9 PM. With the S45 connecting passengers to the Vienna subway, connectivity within the city is expected to rise drastically.
- The S80 is getting an improved timetable – it will be operating on a 30-minute interval between Vienna-Hütteldorf and Aspern Nord.
- The S7 connecting the capital to the airport will start servicing passengers earlier than before – the first train will leave the stations at 04:06 AM
- The S50’s will become more frequent in peak hours, arriving at its designated stations at 15-minute intervals from 5 to 9 AM and between 1 and 7 PM. Its operating hours have also been extended until 22:28.
The Vienna public transport network has been developing rapidly as a result of the concentrated efforts of the local government to reduce travel by car and promote alternative modes of transportation. The city’s offer of a 365-day ticket to all its urban lines at the price of 365 euros is also becoming the envy of other European capitals.
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