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

Closing the gap at­ St. Pölten–Loosdorf

More options and taking the strain off St. Pölten railway station: That’s what the bypass between St. Pölten and Loosdorf in Lower Austria delivers. Its construction is creating new capacities along the Western Line.

Closing the gap in the four-track upgrade of the Western Line between St. Pölten and Loosdorf in Lower Austria moves thousands of containers from road to rail. Since December 2017, goods arrive at their destination quickly and safely via the new high-speed line. This improves the quality of life for people living in the provincial capital and creates better connections on the existing line for you as a passenger.

Double the goods on the Western Line

Closing the gap is an important project on the new Western Line and strengthens the Rhine-Danube Corridor in Europe. It makes freight services by train more attractive and helps the economy and the environment: Each tonne of freight moved by train generates 15 times less CO2 than moving it by lorry.

Your benefits

    • Shifting of freight traffic to the railways
    • Removal of goods rail traffic from the urban area of St. Pölten
    • Strengthening the Vienna region as a location for business
    • Good connections to European business centres
    • Better connections for passengers
Co-financed by the European Union Connecting Europe Facility

About the project

Almost 25 kilometres of new track, 23 bridges and three railway tunnels: That’s what the new line between St. Pölten and Loosdorf will look like. The first trains have started running on this line in December 2017.

Facts & Figures

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  • Section length:

    24.7 kilometres