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U4 closure

30 April to

4 September


Making the U4 fit for the future

The ‘green’ underground line has connected Hütteldorf in

the west and Heiligenstadt in the north of Vienna for almost

35 years. For the first time since being commissioned, the

U4 is being interrupted for several months due to modernisation

work. In spring 2016, the U4 modernisation project

will enter its most intensive phase: the tracks and platforms

between Hütteldorf and Schönbrunn will be completely

renovated.

OVERVIEW OF CLOSURES

30 April to 1 July 2016: Hütteldorf – Hietzing closed:

During this construction phase, the U4 will run

between Hietzing and Heiligenstadt

• 2 July to 4 September 2016: Hütteldorf –

Schönbrunn closed:

At the start of the school holidays, the U4 will run

between Schönbrunn and Heiligenstadt

© Wiener Linien/ Johannes Zinner

Replacement services during the

U4 shutdown

WHEN THE U4 IS NOT OPERATING, THE FOLLOWING

ALTERNATIVE LINES WILL STILL BE IN SERVICE:

• Trams: Lines 49, 52 and 58 run very close and at times

parallel to the U4 tracks. Just a few stations on these

tramlines are all that separate you from the main underground

transit stations. Depending on the line, more and

longer units than usual will be in service, meaning that

these will arrive at shorter intervals and offer more space.

In order to carry out this extensive work in just four months,

the U4 will only operate between Heiligenstadt and Hietzing

from 30 April until 1 July. Hietzing will then be the temporary

terminus. From 2 July to 4 September, work will continue

beyond Hietzing and the Schönbrunn station will temporarily

become the new terminus.

Renewing the infrastructure will lay the foundations for

a more reliable U4. The entire route served by this underground

line will be back in service just in time for the start of

the school year on 5 September.

• Express (Schnellbahn) or regional trains: After a short ride

on the S45, S50 and S80, or on regional trains, it is possible

to transfer to the underground network at Ottakring,

Heiligenstadt, Handelskai, Westbahnhof, Meidling (train

station) or at the central train station (Hauptbahnhof).

The S45 departs around every 10 minutes travelling to

the north of Vienna. For ÖBB passengers travelling by

express train (Schnellbahn) or regional train from Hütteldorf,

it is better not to transfer at Hütteldorf, but to

continue on towards the city centre and debark at one of

the later alternative transfer hubs. It only takes about 7

minutes, for example, from Hütteldorf to Westbahnhof

via the REX or S50 services.


Below you can find an overview of the ÖBB connections

between Hütteldorf and Westbahnhof in the morning and

evening peak periods:

DEP. CONN. ARR. DUR. DAYS OF SERVICE

Morning peak times heading towards the city centre:

Hütteldorf – Westbahnhof

06:29 REX 06:36 7 min Mon – Sat

06:33 REX 06:40 7 min Mon – Fri

06:40 R 06:48 8 min Mon – Fri

06:54 S 50 07:02 8 min daily

06:59 REX 07:06 7 min daily

07:03 REX 07:10 7 min Mon – Fri

07:24 S 50 07:32 8 min daily

07:29 REX 07:36 7 min Mon – Sat

07:33 REX 07:40 7 min Mon – Fri

07:40 R 07:48 8 min Mon – Fri

07:54 S 50 08:02 8 min daily

07:59 REX 08:06 7 min daily

08:24 S 50 08:32 8 min daily

08:29 REX 08:36 7 min Mon – Sat

Evening peak periods heading away from the city centre:

Westbahnhof – Hütteldorf

16:24 REX 16:29 5 min Mon – Fri

16:28 S 50 16:34 6 min daily

16:54 REX 16:59 5 min daily

16:58 S 50 17:04 6 min daily

17:20 REX 17:26 6 min Mon – Fri

17:24 REX 17:29 5 min Mon – Fri

17:28 S 50 17:34 6 min daily

17:54 REX 17:59 5 min daily

17:58 S 50 18:04 6 min daily

18:20 REX 18:26 6 min Mon – Fri

18:24 REX 18:29 5 min Mon – Fri

18:28 S 50 18:34 6 min daily

The S80 also offers a direct connection from Hütteldorf to

Meidling train station (connection to U6), to Hauptbahnhof

(connection to U1) and beyond. The direct services of the S80

line during peak periods are listed below:

DEP.

VIA

MEIDLING

ARR. DUR. DAYS OF

SERVICE

Morning peak periods heading towards the city centre:

Hütteldorf – Meidling (train station) – Hauptbahnhof

06:37 06:47 06:54 10/17 min daily

07:07 07:17 07:24 10/17 min Mon – Fri

07:37 07:47 07:54 10/17 min daily

08:07 08:17 08:24 10/17 min Mon – Fri

Evening peak periods heading away from the city centre:

Hauptbahnhof – Meidling (train station) – Hütteldorf

16:34 16:41 16:51 10/17 min daily

17:04 17:11 17:21 10/17 min Mon – Fri

17:34 17:41 17:51 10/17 min daily

18:04 17:11 18:21 10/17 min Mon – Fri

• Replacement bus service U4Z: A replacement bus service

(line U4Z) will be operating along the route of the closed

stations on the U4 line. It is also possible to circumvent

the closed stations using this service. However, the

punctuality of this service depends on other road users,

whereas trams and fast trains run independently of road

traffic. This service is a possible alternative, especially for

local residents near the closed stations Ober and Unter

St. Veit and Braunschweiggasse.

• As of 2 July 2016, the second phase of the construction

work will start and the U4 closures will be extended

beyond Schönbrunn. Schönbrunn station will then

tempo rarily become the terminus. From 2 July, bus lines

56A and 56B will operate via Hietzing to Schönbrunn, so

that a direct connection to the U4 will still be possible.

Please plan for around an additional 15 minutes on your

journey time!


U4 closure Hütteldorf – Hietzing

From 30 April 2016

49

47A

52

Hütteldorf

S45

Direction:

Heiligenstadt

U4

Handelskai

U6

51A

Ottakring

U3

Hütteldorfer

Straße

Closed

Replacement services

Tram

Regional and express rail services

Replacement bus service U4Z

Bus

49

Burggasse/Stadthalle

53A

Ober

St. Veit

Penzing

Braunschweiggasse

Unter

St. Veit

52

S50

Westbahnhof

52 58

U4

54A

54B

S80

58

Direction:

Bahnhof Meidling

U6

Hauptbahnhof

U1

Hietzing

Schönbrunn

Meidling

Hauptstraße

U6

Längenfeldgasse

Source: Wiener Linien

APA-AUFTRAGSGRAFIK

Phase 1 of the U4

closure between

Hütteldorf and

Hietzing from 30 April

U4 closure Hütteldorf – Schönbrunn

Phase 2: from 2 July 2016

10

51A

Direction:

49

Heiligenstadt

U4

47A

Handelskai

U6

52

S45

Hütteldorf

Ottakring

U3

Hütteldorfer

Straße

Closed

Replacement services

Tram

Regional and express rail services

Replacement bus service U4Z

Bus

49

Burggasse/Stadthalle

53A

Ober

St. Veit

54A

54B

Penzing

Braunschweig-

Unter

gasse

10

St. Veit

58

Hietzing

S80

56A

Direction

56B

Bahnhof Meidling

U6

Hauptbahnhof

U1

52

S50

Längenfeldgasse

Schönbrunn

Meidling

Hauptstraße

U6

Westbahnhof

52 58

U4

Source: Wiener Linien

APA-AUFTRAGSGRAFIK

Phase 2 of the U4 closure

from Hütteldorf

to Schönbrunn from

2 July 2016


For any queries about the U4

modernisation project

• Regarding alternative routes: our hotline

staff will be available to help you

on 01 / 7909 100. The customer service

department of the Wiener Linien

can also be contacted via email at

kundendienst@wienerlinien.at. A few

days before the closure, our online

route planner will be able to help you

find the best alternative route.

Michael Zeman

• Michael Zeman, the ombudsman of

the NEU4 project, is available for any concerns of local

residents regarding the U4 modernisation project. You

can reach him on 01 / 7909 79110.

• For general information about the project, visit our

website: www.wienerlinien.at/neu4

Cycling around the U4 closure

The U4 will be closed during the cycling season. From May to

September, many Viennese use bikes, both to and from work

and for daily errands.

The following cycle routes will remain unaffected along the

U4 tracks: The Wienflussradweg cycle path runs 3.6 kilometres

from Hütteldorf to Hietzing without traffic lights and

stop signs. The path runs alongside the Wienfluss canal. The

cycle route along the Auhofstraße is signposted and traffic-calming

measures exist.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TAKING BICYCLES ON

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

• Underground: Monday to Friday (9:00 – 15:00 and

from 18:30). On Saturdays, Sundays and public

holidays, bicycles are allowed on the underground

all day. Areas where bicycles are permitted are

marked on the train doors.

• Express and regional trains: When enough space

is available, bicycles can be taken onto trains

without any time restrictions (no reservation

possible).

• For safety reasons, bicycles are not permitted on

trams and buses.

The Mobility Agency (Mobilitätsagentur) of the City of Vienna

will provide additional bike stands during the closure of

the U4. Free bike checks as well as e-bikes and folding bikes

to try out are intended to encourage people to cycle more. In

May and June, the Mobility Agency information service point

will be situated at the underground station Hietzing and, in

July and August, at Schönbrunn station. You can find further

information regarding cycling during the U4 closure under

www.fahrradwien.at.

© Stephan Doleschal/ Mobilitätsagentur Wien

If you’re in the mood, it is possible to cycle to Hietzing,

Schönbrunn or directly to the city centre. It takes between

nine and 15 minutes from Hütteldorf to Hietzing by bike,

depending on your speed.


© Wiener Linien/ Johannes Zinner

From 6 June to 1 July 2016, work on the reversing loop at

Hietzing will make it necessary for trains to turn around at

Hietzing. This means that the departure platforms at Hietzing

and Schönbrunn stations will continuously alternate

during this period.

Staff and platform displays will inform passengers which

platform the next train will depart from.

For further information visit:

www.wienerlinien.at/neu4

Eigentümer, Herausgeber und Verleger: Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Gestaltung: Rotfilter GmbH, www.rotfilter.com

Druck: Gerin, 2120 Wolkersdorf, Änderungen vorbehalten.

Der Umwelt zuliebe auf ökologischem Papier gedruckt.

Kundeninformation / NEU4 / 03.2016

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