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The Vienna Stadtbahn was a public transportation system in Vienna from 1898 to 1989. It was built by the architect Otto Wagner and ran along the lines of today’s U4, U6 and S-Bahn (S45). The city of Berlin served as a model.

The openings of the individual sections of the line:

  • May 11, 1898: Suburban line Hütteldorf-Hacking – Heiligenstadt
  • June 1, 1898: Upper Wientallinie Hütteldorf-Hacking – Meidling Hauptstraße
  • June 1, 1898: Belt line Meidling Hauptstraße – Heiligenstadt
  • June 30, 1899: Lower Wientallinie Meidling Hauptstraße – Hauptzollamt (Main Customs Office)
  • August 6, 1901: Danube Canal Line Hauptzollamt (Main Customs Office) – Heiligenstadt
  • August 6, 1901: connecting arch Brigittabrücke – Nußdorfer Straße

Stadtbahn Wien - 1898-1918

The Vienna City Railway from 1898 to 1918
Von User:My Friend – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4409353


From October 20, 1925, the steam-powered Stadtbahn was converted to electric operation. The electric Stadtbahn was gradually converted to subway from 1976 and to commuter rail (S45) from 1987.

From 1976 to 1989, the Stadtbahn was converted into a subway.

 

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