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Old July 30th, 2017, 02:39 AM   #981
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I think that line needs, at least, some extensions in both ends. In the West side, it looks possible. I don't know on the other side, although.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #982
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Depends on the sort of extension you have in mind. A Westwards extension is unlikelyas it would mean using regular railway tracks which are already used pretty much up to capacity. That aside, you already have the S50 there anyway.

An option which seems at least possible but needs some ramp and bridge construction for the S45 to cross above the West corridor would be to connect the S45 with the S80, but only by sidelining the station Hütteldorf, right after Penzing. This would enable the connection of S45 and S80, ie establishing direct connections to Meidling and Hauptbahnhof.

Extensions eastwareds might be more realistic though, as the track is already there along the Danube (extending it onto the main corridor itself is impossible though). That extension would enable a station close to U1 Vorgartenstraße and possibly U2 Donaumarina and S80 Praterbrücke. Even a ring connection at Praterbrücke would not be impossible even though I doubt the need for it.

You see a ring line is theoretically possible but I am not aware of any plans to extend the S45 to date. What is happening though is a serious upgrade of the S80 between Hütteldorf and Aspern Nord with three new stations (2 around the existing station Speising and Aspern Nord). This goes in line with extablishing grade separation (removing at grade street crossings), expanding existing single track sections to double track and in the east part also electrification of the track. In around 8 years the S80 upgrade should be completed with a heady of 15 mins then.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 08:56 PM   #983
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After 5 years of construction, the U1 south extension from Reumannplatz to Oberlaa has been completed and opened to the public. I really like the idea of having a consistent subway line design and find it very impressive how a subway line, constructed in phases over almost half a century, features the same style from start to end with only minor design details changing. As a result of course, the new stations look a lot like being imported straight from the 1970s.



http://oekastatic.orf.at/static/imag...34.5426838.jpg

A nice video showing extension and its stations:
https://www.facebook.com/wienerlinie...9108572141044/


U1 Oberlaa (looking west)


https://www.wienerlinien.at/media/im...0674_w1180.jpg

And here the official new compact network map, posted above all subway train doors:


https://www.wienerlinien.at/media/im...7795_w1180.jpg
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Old September 5th, 2017, 12:20 AM   #984
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Hit By Neptunes has made a very nice photo report here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=263

U1 Troststraße

I like the design, a slightly modernized interpretation of the original exterior U-Bahn design. The ventilation towers however are pretty monstrous.

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U1 - Altes Landgut

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This station is the deepest (30 m) one of the network and at the same time its located at the highest altitude and if you are outside in front of the station you can also see that quite clearly. There are some nice views to towards the beginning alps to the southwest. The station features the longest escalator of the U-Bahn network.

Pretty interesting artwork is dominating the escalator area. While it is maybe a bit disturbing I actually do like it, also the chose materials. The artwork is called something like "face surveilance snails".

The platform shows how big of a thing the continuity in U-Bahn design is in Vienna. It really looks just like 40 year old stations of the line, but new.

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Old September 9th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #985
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360° video of the new stations:
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Old September 9th, 2017, 01:38 PM   #986
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a tour along the u1 extension:
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Old September 9th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #987
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I think that line needs, at least, some extensions in both ends. In the West side, it looks possible. I don't know on the other side, although.
Afaik an extension in the northeast is being discussed for a while already. Apparently ten years ago it was even scheduled for construction but then put off the table again. Here is some info about it (in German), including line plans:
http://wiener-sbahn.at/donauuferbahn
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I had that in mind when I thought of extending both ends of S45, actually!
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #989
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Siemens won a tender for 34 (plus an option for another 11, i.e. a total of 45) new subway trains. All new trains will be able to work fully automated, although completely driverless service will only be introduced on the yet to be constructed line U5.
http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2865587/
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I'm interested to know if the production of Bombardier Flexity trams for Vienna has been on schedule, unlike in Ontario where we're having problems with Bombardier
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I'm interested to know if the production of Bombardier Flexity trams for Vienna has been on schedule, unlike in Ontario where we're having problems with Bombardier
The first Flexity Wien is nearly completed and will be ready for testing soon: http://www.bahnnews-austria.at/forum...5dc7f93ae26ce6
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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:05 PM   #992
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(c) Wiener Linien

First (almost) finished new Vienna flexcity:




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Old October 13th, 2017, 11:42 PM   #993
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Peak Preview video with the involved people from Bombardier and Wiener Linien with some nice closeups of the new Flexity:





They also offered for a short time an HO scale model (1:87) of the Flexity Vienna at the Wiener Linien fanshop (online and in their actual customer centers at major stations). Apparently they are out of stock though. So there seem to be enough people begging for them to take their money To be honest, the Vienna version of the Flexity might be the best looking of all Flexities so far.


Link to producer: http://shop.ferro-train.com/HallingS...icle/FLX-W01-M
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Old January 11th, 2018, 09:30 AM   #994
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The new U2 & U5

In 2018, the extension of the U2 from the town hall as well as the construction of the first section of the U5 to Frankhplatz / Altes AKH will begin. In just 6 minutes you will reach the city hall with the U2 to Matzleinsdorfer Platz. A total of 9 km of subway will be built, of which 6km for the U2 and 3km for the U5, as well as 11 new stations. The project "Linienkreuz U2 / U5 - General Subway Planning" is part of the "Public Transport Investment Package" and is to be realized by 2028.



The new U2
For the line U2, a southbound extension is planned. The new route begins after the station Schottentor and leads directly to the city hall and has a new linking station with the U5. The new U5 will then stop at the current U2 platform of the Rathaus station. The further route of the U2 leads via Neubaugasse (U3), Pilgramgasse (U4) and Reinprechtsdorfer Straße to Matzleinsdorfer Platz (S-Bahn, Wiener Lokalbahn).

From there, the U2 continues on the Gußriegelstraße to Wienerberg. From the city center to the Wienerberg, the line U2 will have 23 stations and a total length of about 20 kilometers.

The line cross U2 / U5 becomes a link between an existing and a new subway line.

The new U5
The new U5 ends provisionally in Hernals (Elterleinplatz). The line of the new U5 thus creates a connection from the 17th district to the city center. It runs via Michelbeuern-AKH (U6), Arne-Carlsson-Park (tram lines 5, 33, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42), Frankhplatz / Altes AKH (line 43, 44) to the town hall (U2). From the station Rathaus, the new U5 on the current route of the U2 to Karlsplatz. Thus, the future U5 has a total length of about 5 km and eight stations. The U5 will be the first fully automated subway line in Vienna.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 09:42 AM   #995
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Wow great job Vienna! I love the art on Altes Landgut station! The suspended lamps are horrible and mess up with the art walls..
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Old January 18th, 2018, 07:44 PM   #996
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The first Flexity has been delivered to the Wiener Linien main workshop and will be used in the next months for approval testing. By the end of this year the first Flexity will enter regular service stationed in Favouriten and probably operating on line 71, D or 1.



We better like them as we are going to be stuck with them for the next 40 years
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