The many measures on the four programme lines are all closely intertwined. With a modern, state-of-the-art rail infrastructure, the course is being set for more S-Bahn quality. The dimensions are impressive.
By extending platforms to 220 metres, it will be possible to run longer and more modern suburban trains in the future. Longer trains offer more space and comfort for rail passengers. This will increase the number of seats available by 40 per cent by 2028. As a result, public transport will become even more attractive, which will facilitate the switch to sustainable rail transport.
Modernisation of buildings and structures
We are modernising buildings and structures such as viaducts, bridges, tunnels and retaining walls, the line will be fit for the future to meet growing demands. This is important because the forecasts show that the S-Bahn Vienna core line will continue being the number one S-Bahn line.
Renewal of rail infrastructure
We are investing in new tracks, switches and overhead lines to ensure smooth rail operations in the long term.
Construction of stabling and turning facilities
To ensure that our trains are in good hands, we are building new stabling and turning facilities.
Deployment of the digital train control system ETCS
We are digitising the train control system using ETCS Level 2 (European Train Control System), thus laying the groundwork for increased frequency and shorter waiting times for our customers.