Western Line

The fast and comfortable way to get from Vienna to Salzburg: The Western Line is one of the most important traffic arteries in Austria. The upgrade is delivering improvements for passengers and freight traffic.

View of the track between Ybbs and Amstetten during sunset

Modern stations and stops as well as a continuous four-track line.

On the section between Vienna and Linz, people are already benefiting from considerably shorter journey times, modern stops and a high level of comfort. In particular since the opening of the 60 kilometre-long new section between St. Pölten and Vienna in December 2012, a new era in east-west travel has become reality: With speeds of up to 230 km/h and a 19 minute shorter journey time between Vienna and Linz, the train has put the car in its place in Austria for the very first time. Today, travelling by train is not only safer but also quicker than by car.