The station is the most modern railway station in Europe. The facts and figures are equally impressive.
The Vienna Central Station is a key project for Vienna and symbolises Vienna's position as a major hub in the heart of Europe. In addition, a new, attractive neighbourhood to live and work is emerging in the area surrounding the railway station.
The new Vienna Central Station, as well as a new district are being built on an area covering 109 hectares, providing new homes for 13,000 people in a central location. While kindergartens, an education and training campus and 7 hectares of green space will ensure high quality of life, 20,000 jobs will give positive impetus to the economy.
The new Vienna Central Station offers its passengers an improved range of services. The BahnhofCity, which opens in doors in autumn 2014, will feature some 115 shops and restaurants occupying 20,000 m² of floor space. A fresh food market, textile shops, bakeries and cafés are designed to make the railway station a meeting place.
The new Vienna Central Station places great importance on alternative means of transport. From spring 2015, cyclists will be well-catered for with 3 bicycle garages offering space for 1,150 bikes, 250 outdoor wheel brackets, 2 Citybike stations and e-bike charging stations. In the future, cyclists will be able to enjoy 7 km of new bike paths.
ÖBB is investing around three billion euros in the expansion and modernisation of 100 railway stations throughout Austria. The highlight of this programme to upgrade railway stations is the new Vienna Central Station, which has been expanded to become one of the most important European transport hubs. It will be officially opened in December 2014.
145,000 people and 1,000 trains will pass through the new Vienna Central Station every day. 8 S-Bahn lines, 2 bus lines (13A, 69A), 3 tram lines (D, O, 18) and the underground line U1 to ensure a smooth connection to the Viennese public transport system.