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Old March 25th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #101
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I actually like this corporate design of the Vienna subway. What is "contemporary" after all? And isnt it ridiculous to try building a subway in a contemporary way, instead of a well established, good working and accepted one?

I mean it takes eons to build a subway, when its finished, its "outdated" anyway. And honestly compared with the subways in many other European cities, I really like the Viennese.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #102
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I actually like this corporate design of the Vienna subway. What is "contemporary" after all? And isnt it ridiculous to try building a subway in a contemporary way, instead of a well established, good working and accepted one?

I mean it takes eons to build a subway, when its finished, its "outdated" anyway. And honestly compared with the subways in many other European cities, I really like the Viennese.
Don't get me wrong, the Vienna subway is my favorite of all, but I'm surprised that the new design is absolutely identical to the oldest stations... My favorite design is the design of the U3 stations and I'm surprised they didn't apply that one...
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Old March 25th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #103
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Old March 27th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #104
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Wow, really nice pictures there. Thanks for the final update, davidkunz!

Btw, the reason U1 was built "within" Reichsbrücke was because the bridge collapsed one early morning (sadly, a passanger in a car followed the bridge down in the deep Danube) while they were constructing the U-bahn between Reumannplatz - Schwedenplatz 1976. Originally, they planned to do the U1 extension towards Kagran somewhere around 2000 - afterwards. But now that a new bridge had to be built, they decided to include the U-bahn in it + it would generate a good connection to the other side of Danube and UNO-City from the city.

Aderklaaer station must be one of the most speculative ones after the U6 to Siebenhierten btw. I´ve never heard of anyone stopping there and it is located in the middle of a wasteland...
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Old March 27th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #105
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Btw, the reason U1 was built "within" Reichsbrücke was because the bridge collapsed one early morning (sadly, a passanger in a car followed the bridge down in the deep Danube) while they were constructing the U-bahn between Reumannplatz - Schwedenplatz 1976.
All that came pretty handy for the city government and speculations have always been around concerning the "accident"...
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #106
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Don't get me wrong, the Vienna subway is my favorite of all, but I'm surprised that the new design is absolutely identical to the oldest stations... My favorite design is the design of the U3 stations and I'm surprised they didn't apply that one...
Do you mean the oustide or the inside of the stations?
The inside is insofar different as there are no deep tunnels at the new U1 part, so the "roof" is flat". The U3 to the largest part is in tunnels, so there is a rounder shape.

But the principle outlines of the design, like the black background, the light lines marking the border between rail and platform etc are the same.

Regarding the outside, you have a case. I like the curved entrances of the U3 also more, but the more modern transparent U1 entrances are nice as well.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #107
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Do you mean the oustide or the inside of the stations?
The inside is insofar different as there are no deep tunnels at the new U1 part, so the "roof" is flat". The U3 to the largest part is in tunnels, so there is a rounder shape.

But the principle outlines of the design, like the black background, the light lines marking the border between rail and platform etc are the same.
I meant the interior, interior is the thing that I'm talking about (exterior is )

This is my (world-wide!) favorite design:







Now if you compare these two, the U3 stations look newer to me...
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Old March 31st, 2007, 12:49 AM   #108
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I meant the interior, interior is the thing that I'm talking about (exterior is )

This is my (world-wide!) favorite design:
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Now if you compare these two, the U3 stations look newer to me...
Is there such a large difference between the second and the third picture in terms of modernity?

The arches in the deeper tunnel sections of U3 look however quite nice indeed. As Viennese I would however never be as presumptious as to claim that they are the best design worldwide. But actually I think we can be quite happy about our subway design. It was even awarded back then with some international prize or so.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:14 PM   #109
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The design is ok. It brightens up the whole area which means you avoid the darkness that prevails in so many other underground stations world wide. But I wouldn´t say it´s the best design, I feel sometimes I am walking in an enormous shoe box or something like that.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 04:07 PM   #110
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Great work,thanks.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #111
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VIENNA | Public Transport

Started in 1898









Stations by Otto Wagner




I live close to that Station, and it still looks like that


Then for a long time, nothing happened and the evolution was very slow...

Current Map of the Vienna City Area:
















...And of course the Tramway, which is the 3rd biggest System of the world (232km)





Historic:




more or less current:





new type "ULF":



...115 Busses (640km)








The Netzplan M, idea of underground public transportation for Vienna



Hope you enjoyed the little tour, maybe more to come ...
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Old November 16th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #112
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Nette historische Stadtbahnfotos
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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #113
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Vienna is such a beautiful city, thanks for creating this thread.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #114
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #115
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I really love trams and it is good to see how big the Vienna system is and not neglected and partyally abondonned like in Rotterdam.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #116
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Amazing! I'm so jealous of European transit systems. There is so much more coverage, reliability, and functionality than what we have in the US. And, Vienna looks beautiful.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #117
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Wien is so beautiful, it´s so beautiful that makes me crying, the public transport when I was there, it´s good although I used only the tram.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #118
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Old December 7th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #119
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Old December 9th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #120
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