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Network expansion U2xU5

The U2xU5 public transport expansion is Vienna's largest climate protection and infrastructure project. By 2030, we expect two million people to live in Vienna. They will all benefit from the new connections in the world's most liveable city.

Vienna is growing – and so is the public transport network

Following on from large urban development projects, such as the U2 extension to Aspern, the U2xU5 intersection will close a major gap in the inner-city underground network. After all, not only do we want to transport people into the city centre, but also make sure they reach their final destination.

We also want to ensure that there is enough space available, even at peak times, and that Vienna can continue to grow.

More convenience

Every third Wiener Linien passenger travels in the catchment area of the 13A, 43, 6, U6 and U3 lines. The U2 line extension and the new U5 will provide major relief to these lines in particular, bringing with them a greater degree of comfort for all passengers.

Another possibility to change from the suburban railway line to the underground will be created at Matzleinsdorfer Platz, in addition to the connections at Meidling Railway Station and the Main Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof). This will help spread the flow of passengers more evenly across the entire network.

More e-mobility

More environmentally-friendly urban mobility is the key to future quality of life in the city – and this is on track(s). Vienna has already achieved an e-mobility share of almost 50 percent with its underground and tram networks.

The city has been following a clear strategy here for decades, consistently investing in the network, shortening intervals, extending existing lines and creating new connections to make public transport even more attractive. With considerable success. Today, there are more annual passes in circulation in Vienna than cars registered.

More jobs

Not only does the underground bring positive effects for passengers and the environment, but it also creates and safeguards thousands of jobs over many years. Around 1,700 full-time jobs can be created with an investment of EUR 100 million.

More on the topic

Do you have any questions about the project? If so, please write to the following address: U2U5@wienerlinien.at

Why not get a hands-on insight into the project by visiting the infocenter? It boasts the model of a tunnel excavator and the reproduction of a future U5 underground station. The interactive exhibition offers many fun-to-know facts about the planning, construction and operation of the new underground lines.

  • Location: U3 underground station Volkstheater (mezzanine floor, exit Burggasse)
  • Opening times: Mon/Wed/Fri 2pm-6pm, Tue/Fri 9am-1pm. Closed for closed events on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

To learn more about U2 and U5, download our folder.

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