S45 (Vienna)

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S45
Türkenschanzpark S45.JPG
A Handelskai-bound train at Türkenschanzpark,
Overview
Other name Vorortelinie
Type Commuter rail
System Vienna S-Bahn
Status Operating
Locale Vienna
Termini Wien Hütteldorf
Wien Handelskai
Stations 10
Operation
Opening 31 May 1987 (1987-05-31)
Owner ÖBB
Depot(s) 16 km (9.9 mi)
Technical
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
DistanceStation
0 km Wien Hütteldorf
5 km (3.1 mi) Wien Penzing
6 km (3.7 mi) Wien Breitensee
7 km (4.3 mi) Wien Ottakring
8 km (5.0 mi) Wien Hernals
10 km (6.2 mi) Wien Gerssthof
11 km (6.8 mi) Wien Krottenbachstraße
12 km (7.5 mi) Wien Oberdöbling
13 km (8.1 mi) Wien Heiligenstadt
16 km (9.9 mi) Wien Handelskai

S45 of the Vienna S-Bahn is an electrified commuter rail service operating in Vienna, Austria. It is the only S-Bahn route to operate entirely within the city limits and is also the most frequently operated S-Bahn service with intervals of 10 minutes during weekdays. The S45 opened on 31 May 1987 and uses the route of the original Stadtbahn and still bears the architecture of the Stadtbahn.

History[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Vienna Stadtbahn.

The original route was opened on 11 May 1898 by the Vienna Stadtbahn. Steam powered trains operated between Wien Hütteldorf and Wien Heiligenstadt on a single track line. On 11 July 1932, passenger service was ended and only freight trains used the line. In 1975 freight service was discontinued and the line was abandoned. In 1979 the City of Vienna, along with ÖBB brought up plans to reactivate the line. In the following years the line was renovated, expanded to two tracks and electrified with 15 kV 16,7 Hz. In 1984 a final plan of the new route was concluded. Service began on 31 May 1987, nearly 55 years after passenger service was discontinued, between Hütteldorf and Heiligenstadt. Passenger traffic greatly increased when service was extended past Heiligenstadt to Handelskai in 1996, offering a connection to the Vienna Trunk Line and increased even more when the U3 U-Bahn line was extended to Ottakring. In 2007 rush hour frequency was increased from 15 minutes to 10 minuets and in December 2012 frequency was increased to 10 minuets on weekdays.[1]

Station Listing[edit]

Station Connections Notes
Wien Hütteldorf S-Bahn: S50 S60
ÖBB: R, REX, OIC, EC, EN
Westbahn
U-Bahn: U4
Bus: 43B, 47B, 49A, 49B, 50B, 52A, 52B, 53B, 150, N49
Wieselbus
Regional buses
Opened in 1858 as part of the Western Railway, Stadtbahn section opened in 1898.
Wien Penzing S-Bahn: S50
Tram: 52
Wien Breitensee Tram: 49
Bus: N49
Wien Ottakring U-Bahn: U3
Bus: 45B, 46B, 146B
U-Bahn connection opened in 1998.
Wien Hernals Tram: 43
Bus: 42A, 44B, N43
Wien Gersthof Tram: 9, 40, 41
Bus: 10A, N41
Wien Krottenbachstraße Bus: 35A, N35
Wien Oberdöbling Tram: 38
Bus: 39A
Wien Heiligenstadt S-Bahn: S40
ÖBB: R
U-Bahn: U4
Tram: D
Bus: 5B, 10A, 11A, 38A, 39A
Wien Handelskai S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S7
ÖBB: R, REX
U-Bahn: U6
Bus: 5A, 11A, 11B, N64
Service extended in 1996.

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