S-Bahn Vienna - Core Line

It is impossible to imagine life today without the successful S-Bahn model in Vienna. The Vienna S-Bahn core line, which opened in 1962, is an important local transport route through Vienna for locals as well as commuters from Lower Austria and forms the backbone of the infrastructure that extends beyond the city's limits. The line runs between Vienna Meidling in the south and Vienna Floridsdorf in the north of the city. Some sections of the Vienna S-Bahn core line have already been in operation for around 150 years – so it's time for an upgrade.

Train at the railway station Praterstern

The busiest local transport route

Some 700 trains travel the popular pink S-Bahn line every day. Serving around 250,000 passengers per working day, it is the busiest local transport route in Austria. But even the best systems eventually reach their limits. ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is looking to the future: So that rail customers can continue to reach their destination reliably and comfortably, the line as well as the technical infrastructure will be comprehensively modernised by the end of 2027.





Overview of the measures on the core line

  • Section Leopoldau to Floridsdorf: turning facilities, platform extension, removal of station Strandbäder
  • Vienna Handelskai: new station exit, platform extension, forecourt design
  • Vienna Traisengasse: new station exit, platform extension Vienna
  • Praterstern northern terminus: optimisation of tracks, platform extension, turning area
  • Section Vienna Praterstern to Vienna Mitte: renewal and reconstruction of viaducts and the Danube Canal Bridge
  • Great Hungarian Bridge: renewal of the road bridge
  • Section Vienna Mitte to Rennweg: renewal of incision walls, road bridge Neulinggasse, surface covering in front of the University of Music
  • Station Vienna Rennweg: platform extension and modernised station exit
  • Station Vienna Quartier Belvedere: platform extension and new station exit, creation of barrier-free access, renovation of S-Bahn tunnel
  • Section Hauptbahnhof to Meidling: optimisation of the tracks, turning area
View of Vienna

Data & Facts

    • Route: Vienna Meidling until Vienna Floridsdorf 
    • Approximately 13 kilometres long
    • 250.000 passengers per working day
    • Up to 700 trains per day
    • Busiest local transport route in Austria