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Around the Earth ten times a day

250 million passengers and 100 million tons of freight travelled on our 5,000 kilometre long network in 2016. 42 railway undertakings have covered a total of 146 million train kilometres on our railway network. That equals 3,600 circuits of the Earth in one year.

We plan and construct infrastructure

ÖBB-Infrastruktur invests more than two billion Euros per year in railway projects. Some of the highlights are:

  • Expansion of the Southern Line (Pottendorfer line, Semmering base tunnel, Koralm railway)
  • Four-track expansion of the Western Line
  • Continuation of the station offensive
  • Local traffic schemes in conurbations
  • Noise pollution measures
  • Construction of Park&Ride facilities
  • Automation of signalling and control and customer information
  • Comprehensive re-investment

We own and operate infrastructure


  • 246 tunnels
  • 3,278 level crossings
  • 10 hydro-electric power stations
  • 8 freight centres and terminals
  • 4,496 buildings

Figures 12/31/2016

Our services

  • We provide railway-specific planning and construction services.
  • We provide rails, railway stations and facilities.
  • We market train routes and plan cost-effective route utilisation.
  • Every day we manage signalling and control for 6,300 trains.
  • We ensure the good functioning and safe operation of the railway infrastructure.
  • We produce traction current from hydro-electric power.
  • We are committed to safety, cleanliness and customer information in our railway stations.
  • We offer sound apprenticeships and in-service training.