Pilgramgasse (Vienna U-Bahn)

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Pilgramgasse
Wien U-Bahn-Station Pilgramgasse.jpg
Pilgramgasse U-Bahn station
Station statistics
Line(s) U4
Platforms 2 (side platforms)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1980
Rebuilt 1996
Owned by Wiener Linien
Services
Preceding station   Vienna U-Bahn   Following station
towards Hütteldorf
Line U4
towards Heiligenstadt

Pilgramgasse is a station on the Vienna U-Bahn line U4. It is located in Margareten between Ramperstorffergasse and the eponymous street, which is named after Franz Anton Pilgram (1699-1761), an Austrian Baroque architect. The station is in an open cut parallel to the River Wien and curves to match the curve of the river.

History[edit]

The station originally opened in 1899 as part of the Vienna Valley line (Wientallinie) of the Vienna Stadtbahn. With the rest of the Stadtbahn network, it was closed in 1918 and reopened in 1925 after electrification. It was served by the WD (Wiental) line until the 1970s. Conversion to a U-Bahn station began on 27 October 1980.

The station has two side platforms. At the Pilgramgasse end, it is accessed via the restored Otto Wagner building, which has stairs. There is access via lift at the Ramperstorffergasse end,[1] where a new building was constructed in 1996 during a programme of renovations by Wiener Linien to improve accessibility, because the Otto Wagner building is protected[2] and so could not have a lift built into it.[3] The lifts opened for service on 8 November 1996.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Access information, Wiener Linien (German)
  2. ^ Verordnung Wien 5, Margareten, Bundesdenkmalamt Österreich, 8 November 2002 (pdf) (German)
  3. ^ Aufzugseinbauprogramm für die U-Bahn abgeschlossen, Wiener Linien 28 April 2004, at BIZEPS-INFO, retrieved 31 January 2011 (German)
  4. ^ Ära Häupl - 1996, Geschichte der U-Bahn, Wiener Linien, 2011, retrieved 31 January 2011 (German)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°11′33″N 16°21′16″E / 48.1926°N 16.3545°E / 48.1926; 16.3545


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.