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Line 12: the new tram for the 2nd district

The new tram line 12 will connect four districts of Vienna (8th, 9th, 20th, 2nd) and will offer around 250,000 residents even more mobility in future.

Better public transport connections for 250,000 residents

Starting probably in autumn 2025, tram line 12 will run from the U6 station Josefstädter Straße via Franz Josefs Bahnhof to the U4 station Friedensbrücke, continuing via Dresdner Straße and the Nordbahnviertel to the U1 station Vorgartenstraße and ending at Hillerstraße. 

Passengers can change to four underground lines

The new line 12 will run through the western, northern and eastern parts of Vienna's city centre and will make it easier to reach workplaces, schools and shopping facilities by public transport. In future, passengers will be able to transfer from the tram to four underground lines: U1, U4, U6 and, in future, the U5 at Arne-Karlsson-Park. 

Five new stops on 2.2 kilometres of new line

From the junction with Taborstraße, Wiener Linien is building a 2.2-kilometre stretch of track with a total of five stops. The rest of Line 12 will be covered by the existing route network of lines 5 and 33. Construction work will start in summer 2024.

  • residents
    will benefit

  • underground lines
    to change

  • districts
    will be connected

  • kilometres
    of new track

  • new stops
    will be built

The new line 12 will bring these benefits:

Construction phases for the new section
Construction phases for the new section

More transfer options, shorter travel times

The new line 12 not only offers more transfer options, it also shortens journey times. The journey time from Traisengasse S-Bahn station to the U4 station Friedensbrücke will be more than halved from 13 minutes to seven minutes. In future, public transport users will be able to travel from the Nordbahnhof district to the Donauzentrum in just eleven minutes instead of 18.

Line 12 opens up Nordbahnhof and the new Nordwestbahnhof district

The majority of the flats on the Nordbahnhof site are located in the vicinity of Vorgartenstraße. In future, these will be even better connected to Vienna's public transport network thanks to two new tram stops. Residents will be able to get directly to the U1, U6, S-Bahn or other tram lines. The same applies to the Nordwestbahnhof urban development area: a new neighbourhood for 16,000 people will be built here on 44 hectares by 2035. Line 12 will also connect this neighbourhood in the future. 

Climate-friendly: 230 metres of green track, new trees for shade and cooling

Wiener Linien is also providing greenery with the new tram line: a green track around 230 metres long is being created in the section between Haussteinstraße and Walcherstraße. We are also planting new trees along the new line, which will provide more greenery, shade and cooling in future.

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