New subway and tram lines: Connecting to the pedestrian network

A suitable connection to public transport is essential for every high-standard pedestrian network. Starting at the station Schottenring (line U2), a subway station that is partly located below the Danube Canal, the participants will get detailed information on Viennese subway planning and the integrational aspect of station planning. Subsequently, the route leads to the subway stations (line U2) Donauspital and Hausfeldstrasse, where the subway travels above the ground and the stations are consequently elevated. Those stations represent recent examples of short, attractive passenger routing between the different modes of transportation. Going by newly built tram line 26, the tour continues to “Praterstern” (lines U1, U2) – one of the major transportation hubs of the city, where transfer comfort is as important as the design of surface and accessibility.

Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Vienna City Hall

Guided by Gregor Stratil-Sauer (Vienna City Administration, Department for Urban Development and Planning) and Marlene Grüssinger (Wiener Linien –  Vienna Public Transport Authority) supported by Harald Frey (Vienna University of Technology)

Photo Credit: Rosinak & Partner