Wien Hauptbahnhof

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Wien Hauptbahnhof
Austrian Federal Railways
Wien Hauptbahnhof, 2014-10-14 (49).jpg
The northern entrance to the station concourse
Station statistics
Address Favoritenstraße 51, Vienna
Coordinates 48°11′12″N 16°22′48″E / 48.186667°N 16.380000°E / 48.186667; 16.380000Coordinates: 48°11′12″N 16°22′48″E / 48.186667°N 16.380000°E / 48.186667; 16.380000
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 12
Tracks 16 Total
12 for ÖBB
2 for underground tram
2 for U-Bahn
Parking yes
Other information
Opened December 2012[1]/2015[2]
Electrified yes
Owned by ÖBB
Passengers () 40,000/day[3]

Wien Hauptbahnhof[4][1][5] (German for Vienna Main station;[6][7] also referred to as in English as Vienna Hauptbahnhof[8][9]) is the main railway station in Vienna, Austria, located in the Favoriten district.[10]

Wien Hauptbahnhof has replaced the Wien Südbahnhof terminus[11] with a through station linking four major railway lines converging on Vienna from the North, East, West and South. When completed, the new station will offer significantly improved, principally international, connectivity.[2] By moving the main access to Südtiroler Platz, the new station will be better connected to the Vienna U-Bahn system, and will also be accessible by Vienna S-Bahn, tram and bus lines.[12] The Südtiroler Platz S-Bahn station was renamed Wien Hbf (platforms 1 and 2) in December 2012.[8]


The city council agreed to build the station 15 December 2006. Construction began in June 2007, starting with preliminary works such as the remodelling of the S-Bahn station Südtiroler Platz. In 2008, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn stations at Südtiroler Platz were connected with each other and Südbahnhof was demolished.

In 2009, ÖBB Infrastruktur awarded a €220m construction contract to a consortium led by Strabag.[13]

The bulk of Südbahnhof's services (platforms 11-19) were closed with the timetable change of 13 December 2009, with Wien Meidling railway station temporarily taking over many of Südbahnhof's services.[14] Construction started in April 2010.[15]

Trains began passing through the new Hauptbahhof without stopping, 6 August 2012.[6] The station became partly operational in December 2012,[1] with regional and S-Bahn services using platforms 9-12 and long-distance trains not stopping.[8] It was expected that the Hauptbahnhof would fully open in December 2014, however delays in completing a footbridge mean it will not be fully operational until December 2015.[4][8]

The rebuilt station will have around 100 shops and restaurants as well as 600 car parking spaces.[13] Office and residential developments are planned.


The Hauptbahnhof was officially opened by President Heinz Fischer 10 October 2014,[5] with many long-distance services due to use the new station beginning 14 December 2014 when the night trains to Berlin, Bucharest, Düsseldorf, Florence, Hamburg, Hanover, Köln, Krakow, Milan, München, Rome, Venice, Verona and Zürich will depart from the station. A new daily high-speed train service between Graz and Prague (via Wien Hbf) will depart every two hours.[9]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

S1 MödlingWien Meidling – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platform 1–2) Wien FloridsdorfGänserndorf
S2 Wiener Neustadt HauptbahnhofBadenWien Meidling – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platform 1–2) Wien FloridsdorfWolkersdorfMistelbachLaa an der Thaya
S3 Wien Meidling – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platform 1–2) Wien FloridsdorfStockerauAbsdorf–Hippersdorf or Hollabrunn
S60 RekawinkelWien HütteldorfWien Meidling – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platform 9–12) Bruck an der Leitha
S80 Wien HirschstettenWien StadlauWien Simmering – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platform 9–12) Wien MeidlingEbenfurthWiener Neustadt Hauptbahnhof
R to Deutschkreutz, Bratislava, Marchegg, Pamhagen, Wulkaprodersdorf, Györ, Payerbach-Reichenau, Břeclav, Znojmo and Wiener Neustadt Hauptbahnhof




  1. ^ a b c "Openings increase speeds and capacity". Railway Gazette International. 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Bahnkonzept Hauptbahnhof Wien" [Track Design at Vienna Central Station] (in German). Österreichische Bundesbahnen. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Fertigstellung des Rautendaches am Wiener Hauptbahnhof bis Jahresende" [Completion of the diamond roof at Vienna's main train station by year end]. Wiener Zeitung (in German). 12 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b Beier, Roland (May 2013). "Wien Hauptbahnhof delayed". Today's Railways. 
  5. ^ a b "Wien Hauptbahnhof officially inaugurated". Railway Gazette International. 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Milestones of Vienna's Main Railway Station". City of Vienna. 
  7. ^ "Wien Hauptbahnhof/Vienna Main Station". Österreichische Bundesbahnen. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d Fender, Keith (June 2013). "Vienna Hauptbahnhof delayed". Modern Railways. 
  9. ^ a b "Vienna Hauptbahnhof celebrates opening". The Local. 6 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Wien Hauptbahnhof and Wieden". The Rough Guide to Vienna. Rough Guides. p. 136. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ Averbuck, Alexis; Bedford, Neal (2009). Western Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 66. 
  12. ^ "Facts & Figures project Vienna main station". Hauptbahnhof Wien. 
  13. ^ a b "Wien Hauptbahnhof construction contract awarded". Railway Gazette International. 22 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Passenger Info: Timetable changes with closure of Vienna Südbahnhof from December 13th, 2009". Österreichische Bundesbahnen. Retrieved 2010-02-13. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Hauptbahnhof Wien" (in German). Hauptbahnhof Wien. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 


  • Kaiser, Wolfgang (2011). Die Wiener Bahnhöfe. Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft [The Vienna Railway Stations: History, Present and Future]. München: GeraMond. ISBN 9783862451104.  (German)

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