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.

Visualisation of the station Wien Aspern Nord on the railway track between Vienna and Marchegg

Upgrade Vienna–Bratislava
under construction

View of the station Bahnhof City Wien Westbahnhof

Vienna Westbahnhof
Railway Station
completed

Two trains on the new and modern track between Vienna and St. Pölten

New Track Vienna–St. Pölten
completed

View of the train station at Hauptbahnhof St. Pölten.

St. Pölten Main Station
completed

View of the construction site. Initial operation is due soon.

Gap St. Pölten–Loosdorf
completed

View of the track between Ybbs and Amstetten during sunset

Upgrade Ybbs–Amstetten
completed

Construction site eastside Linz Main Station with big maschines

Linz Main Station Eastside
completed

Visualization of future tracks

Linz Main Station Westside
under construction

View of customers taking a train at a train station.

Upgrade Linz–Wels
in planning

View of the new barrier-free platforms in Schärding.

Upgrade Wels–Passau
under construction

View of the modernised station Attnang-Puchheim.

Attnang-Puchheim
Railway Station

completed

View of railway station and busterminal

Upgrade Steindorf–Neumarkt
in planning

Railjet

Upgrade Köstendorf–Salzburg
in planning

Station and incoming train at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.

Salzburg Main Station
completed

Bridge over the river Salzach

Upgrade Salzburg–Freilassing
completed