U6 (Vienna U-Bahn)

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U6 Line U6
U6 Siebenhirten 6.JPG
Line U6 train at Siebenhirten
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Vienna U-Bahn
Status Operational
Termini Floridsdorf
Siebenhirten
Stations 24
Operation
Opening 1995
Operator(s) Wiener Linien
Technical
Line length 17.3 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Line U6 is a line on the Vienna U-Bahn metro system.[1] It currently has 24 stations and it runs 17.3 km from Floridsdorf to Siebenhirten, making it the longest line on the network. However its length will be surpassed by Line U1 in 2017. It is connected to Line U4 at Längenfeldgasse, Line U3 at Westbahnhof and Line U4 at Spittelau. It opened in 1995. It is the only metro line in the german-speaking area which is not operated by third rail but by overhead wire, this is because the center part of the line is a elevated part of the former Vienna Stadtbahn system, which was operated by overhead wire. When the line was transformed to metro it would have been too expensive to rebuilt the elevated portion for high-floor trains and third rail like they did with the U4.

Stations[edit]

Station interchange to:
Floridsdorf S1 S2 S3 S7
Neue Donau
Handelskai S1 S2 S3 S7 S45
Dresdner Straße
Jägerstraße
Spittelau U4 S40
Nußdorfer Straße
Währinger Straße-Volksoper
Michelbeuern-AKH
Alser Straße
Josefstädter Straße
Thaliastraße
Burggasse-Stadthalle
Westbahnhof U3 S50
Gumpendorfer Straße
Längenfeldgasse U4
Niederhofstraße
Bahnhof Meidling S1 S2 S3 S60 S80
Tscherttegasse
Am Schöpfwerk
Alterlaa
Erlaaer Straße
Perfektastraße
Siebenhirten

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