Bratislava - Vienna Railway Line Extended

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: December 5, 2018; 16:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

The two EU capitals Vienna and Bratislava are approaching each other. After a construction period of about two years, representatives of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the EU, the City of Vienna and the Province of Lower Austria opened the first part, the so-called "Vienna section" of the Vienna - Bratislava line extension. The completion of the second part, the so-called "Lower Austrian Section", will last until 2023. The journey time from the main railway station in Vienna (Hauptbahnhof-Wien) to the main railway station in Bratislava (Bratislava hlavná stanica) will be reduced from 66 minutes to 40 minutes.

Left to right: Gerhard Schödinger, representing Lower Austria, Ulli Sima, Vienna City Councillor for the Environment and Wiener Stadtwerke, Jörg Wojahn, representative of the EC, and Michaela Huber, Director of the Board of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG. / Picture: © ÖBB-Holding AG / Zenger

Vienna Section

A first, important step towards a fast and safe train connection between the two EU capitals Vienna and Bratislava has been taken.

After two years of construction, the so-called Vienna section was officially opened.

The Vienna section extends from the Erzherzog-Karl-Straße stop via the Hirschstetten stop to Vienna Aspern Nord. The…