Construction Works for Vienna's New Metro Line Have Begun

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: January 28, 2021; 16:40 ♦ (Vindobona)

The construction works for Vienna's public transport extension has begun. The U2xU5 project, which will result in a whole new metro, the U5, and an extension of the current U2 line is set to be completed by 2026 and 2028, respectively. Austria's Federal Ministers for Finance and Climate Protection as well as Vienna's City Councillor for Public Transport took part in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Vienna's metro line U2 will be extended by 2028 and a completely automatic new line, the U5, is said to be completed by 2026. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / David Kunz / CC BY-SA 3.0 (

Construction work on the V'sienna largest climate protection project in the heart of Vienna has now officially begun: the U2xU5 public transport extension.

Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Finance Minister Gernot Blümel, Finance and Public Transport City Councillor Peter Hanke and …