New southbound branch for the U2 underground line
Following on from the extension to Aspern in the north-east of the city, a completely new southbound branch will be added to the U2 from the Rathaus station.
Work on extending the U2 from Rathaus (U5) began in autumn 2018 and go via
- Neubaugasse (U3)
- Pilgramgasse (U4)
- Reinprechtsdorfer Straße
to the provisional final stop at Matzleinsdorfer Platz, where passengers will able to change to suburban trains. This new section is scheduled to open at the end of 2025.
A further extension of the new U2 southbound line via Gußriegelstraße to Wienerberg is planned for a later phase.
Not only will the extension of the U2 create a new line crossing Vienna from north to south, but also key underground intersections and another connection to suburban trains. This will result in shorter travelling times, fewer changes and greater convenience for all passengers.