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Old September 16th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #361
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Old September 17th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #362
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Yes lets revive this thread
In a short time they will start tearing down the old station which is occuppying that area (Suedbahnhof and Ostbahnhof).
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Old September 17th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #363
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Old September 19th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #364
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It's good they are building this new one. While Westbanhof is somehow decent, the Südbahnhof was indeed a depressing sight. There are many forwarders facilities at the back of the station in Favoriten side (Gudrum Str if I remember correctly???). Will that area be affected by the re-development?
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Old September 19th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #365
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BTW, I just run accross this funny story somehow related to the topic.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:05 PM   #366
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It's good they are building this new one. While Westbanhof is somehow decent, the Südbahnhof was indeed a depressing sight. There are many forwarders facilities at the back of the station in Favoriten side (Gudrum Str if I remember correctly???). Will that area be affected by the re-development?
The entire area around the new railwaystation will be object for major redevopment. This goes from the Suedtirolerplatz down to Gudrunstation in the south east of the development area. Next to Gudrunstrasse a new U2 station is planned as well.

The main railwaystation will be directly connected to the Favoritenstrasse pedestrian zone btw.
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BTW, I just run accross this funny story somehow related to the topic.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #368
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #369
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #370
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Sorry, no news. Just a few random shots from Vienna...

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Old November 4th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #371
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The contractor for the new Wien Hauptbahnhof has been selected. It is a consortium made out by the top 3 Austrian construction companies: STRABAG, Porr and Alpine. Construction will start in January 2010 and will last until 2013.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #372
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The new contractor is actually the old one. It is however claimed that they offer the same now with a smaller price tag. We'll see if this will be the case.
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Das war sehr schön, das hat mich sehr gefrrrrrrreut!
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Old November 30th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #374
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Like the new design. The old train station is weird btw, only one in it's kind?
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:37 PM   #375
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The Trans European Networks which will be connected with each other in Vienna after the Hauptbahnhof is finished.

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Old December 13th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #377
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Today the old Südbahnhof (south station) in Wien (Vienna) was shut down. On it's place the new Hauptbahnhof (main station) will be built during the following years.


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The old Südbahnhof:











Many photographers on the last day of operation (2009-12-12):





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Long distance trains to/from Graz, Villach, Venezia, Roma, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Praha, Warszawa and Berlin will now use the station Wien Meidling.

As capacity for parking trains is limited at Meidling station, many trains are combined: A former Villach - Wien train and another Wien - Warszawa train now runs through from Villach to Warszawa.
Today I had the opportunity to film one such train, the EuroCity "Polonia" from Villach to Warszawa in Mürzzuschlag (between Vienna and Villach), where Polish rolling stock is something new: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhduAhb36I
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What about modernisation of railways between Vienna and Bratislava? I mean both via Kittsee and Marchegg.
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What about modernisation of railways between Vienna and Bratislava? I mean both via Kittsee and Marchegg.

The line via Kittsee is relatively new (electrified, up to 160 km/h between Parndorf and Petrzalka), so there won't be any changes on this line in the foreseeable future. However, this line is only useful for local traffic to Bratislava-Petrzalka.

To get to Bratislava main station and beyond, the best route is via Stadlau - Marchegg - Devinska Nova Ves. It is currently single-track and not electrified, speed is limted to 120 km/h.
Electrification, partly double-tracking and raising speed to 160 km/h is planned, but the transport ministry doesn't give priority to this project and so money for the constrcution will be available only after 2015...

Meanwhile at least a part of this project will be done, as the line Gänserndorf - Marchegg - Devinska Nova Ves will be electrified within the next few years. This route is mainly for freight trains, also passenger trains will use this line, but it's not the shortest connection between Vienna and Bratislava...


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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #380
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The line via Kittsee is relatively new (electrified, up to 160 km/h between Parndorf and Petrzalka), so there won't be any changes on this line in the foreseeable future. However, this line is only useful for local traffic to Bratislava-Petrzalka.
Short section of this line between station Petržalka and Austrian border is going to be double-tracked. The project has already approvals, I'm surprised there's nothing going on in Austria. Will second track end at the border?

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To get to Bratislava main station and beyond, the best route is via Stadlau - Marchegg - Devinska Nova Ves. It is currently single-track and not electrified, speed is limted to 120 km/h.
Electrification, partly double-tracking and raising speed to 160 km/h is planned, but the transport ministry doesn't give priority to this project and so money for the constrcution will be available only after 2015...

Meanwhile at least a part of this project will be done, as the line Gänserndorf - Marchegg - Devinska Nova Ves will be electrified within the next few years. This route is mainly for freight trains, also passenger trains will use this line, but it's not the shortest connection between Vienna and Bratislava...


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Again I'm surprised. Slovakia wanted to electrify section between Devínska Nová Ves and the border, but projects were changed and delayed since Austria wants to add also second track there (it will require also new bridge above Morava/March) which is definitelly a good step. There are money for this which must be used before 2015. But, everybody thought in Austria there will be electrified and completely double-tracked line Vienna - Marchegg, not Gänserndorf - Marchegg.

BTW, considering this line is basically straight from Vienna to Marchegg there could be speed limit even 200 km/h.

Both lines (via Marchegg and Kittsee) are part of TEN-T 17 Paris - Bratislava. Slovakia will get quite some money from eurofunds between 2007 and 2013 for connection of TEN-T 17 and TEN-T 23. Entire Bratislava hub will be rebuilt. Scale of the changes will be similar if not bigger than changes after construction of new Hauptbahnhof in Vienna. I've expected these changes won't stop at the border.
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