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DESCRIPTION
Vienna Metro (U-Bahn) is an important part of the city transit network, which combines U-Bahn, suburban railways (S-Bahn, opened in 1962), tram lines and buse lines. The metro network includes some completely newly-planned lines (U1, U3) and other lines (or parts of them) derived from the upgrade of former statbahn sections (U2, U4, U6).
The first sections of metro U1 opened in 1978 (Reumannplatz-Karlsplatz; Karlsplatz-Stephansplatz) and it was extended in 1979, 1981, 1982 and 2006. U1 currently runs from Leopoldau (north) to Reumannplatz (south); it interchanges with U2 (at Praterstern and Karlsplatz), U3 (at Stephanplatz), U4 (at Karlsplatz and Schwedenplatz).
U2 opened in 1980 (Karlsplatz-Schottenring); it was extended in 2008, 2010 and 2013. U2 currently runs from Seestadt (east) to Karlsplatz (west), interchanging with U1 (see above), U3 (at Volkstheater) and U4 (at Karlsplatz and Schottenring).
U3 opened in 1991 (Erdberg-Volkstheater) and it was extended in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 2001. It currently runs from Ottakring (west) to Simmering (south-east), interchanging with U1 (see above), U2 (see above), U4 (at Landstrasse/Wien Mitte) and U6 (at West-Bahnof).
U4 opened in 1976 (Heiligenstadt-Friedensbrucke, obtained by the conversion of a former S-Bahn section) and it was extended in 1978, 1980, 1981 and 1995. U4 currently runs from Huttendorf (west) to Heiligenstadt (north), interchanging with U1 (see above), U2 (see above), U3 (see above) and U6 (at Lagenfeldgasse and Spittelau).
U6 opened in 1989 (Philadelphiabrucke-Heiligenstadt) and it was extended in 1995 and 1996. U6 currently runs from Floridsdorf (north) to Siebenhirten (south), interchanging with metro lines U3 and U4 (see above). U6 uses a specific rolling stock (light metro type), due to the conservation of some original Jugendstil station buildings designed by Otto Wagner belonged to a former stadtbahn section ("Gurtle line") which was included in the metro U6 track.
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HISTORY
datesection nameline
25-02-1978Reumannplatz-KarlsplatzU1
18-11-1978Karlsplatz-StephansplatzU1
24-11-1979Stephansplatz-NestroyplatzU1
28-02-1981Nestroyplatz-PratersternU1
03-09-1982Praterstern-KagranU1
02-09-2006Kagran-LeopoldauU1
30-08-1980Karlsplatz-SchottenringU2
10-05-2008Schottenring-StadionU2
02-10-2010Stadion-AspenstrasseU2
05-10-2013Aspernstrasse-SeestadtU2
06-04-1991Erdberg-VolkstheaterU3
04-09-1993Volkstheater-WestbahnhofU3
03-09-1994Westbahnhof-JohnstrasseU3
05-12-1998Johnstrasse-OttakringU3
02-12-2000Erdberg-SimmeringU3
08-05-1976Heiligenstadt-FriedensbruckeU4
03-04-1978Friedensbrücke-SchottenringU4
15-08-1978Schottenring-KarlsplatzU4
26-10-1980Karlsplatz-MeidlingU4
31-08-1981Meidling-HietzingU4
20-12-1981Hietzing-HutteldorfU4
07-10-1995Spittelau stopU4
07-10-1989Philadelphiabrucke-HeiligenstadtU6
15-04-1995Philadelphiabrücke-SiebenhirtenU6
04-05-1996Nussdorfer Strasse-Floridsdorf;Nussdorfer Strasse-Heiligenstadt closedU6
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TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
U1:14.5
U2:16.8
U3:13.4
U4:16.4
U6:17.3
Single line stops
U1:19
U2:20
U3:21
U4:20
U6:24
Single line avg. distance (km)
U1:0.8
U2:0.9
U3:0.7
U4:0.9
U6:0.75
Total track length (km)
78.5
Total network stops
93
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.85
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
U1,U2,U3,U4:750 V DC by third rail
U6:750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
U1,U2,U3,U4:SIEMENS,BOMBARDIER/SIEMENS
U6:BOMBARDIER
Model
U1,U2,U3,U4:U type,U1 type,U2type,V type
U6:T1 type,T2 type
Operator
WIENER LINIEN
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