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Upgrade Linz–Wels

Clear run on the Western Line: This vision is being fulfilled by the four-track line upgrade, because it eliminates the two-track bottleneck between Linz and Wels. Only four tracks can offer better train services in central Upper Austria.

The number of passenger and freight trains is rising. The capacity needed for to cope with this is being created by the upgrade to four tracks between Linz and Wels. As a passenger, you will experience significant benefits: a denser rapid transit system in the Linz-Wels region, an integrated timetable and a better overall selection of regional and express train services. In addition, you will benefit from new, modern and accessible stops with Park&Ride facilities.

The number of rail-based freight services can also increase. A real alternative to the increasing volume of lorries and cars, traffic jams and hunting for somewhere to park – the four-track Linz-Wels upgrade makes this possible.

Your benefits from the upgrade of Linz–Wels

    • More room for passenger and freight trains
    • Better selection of regional and express train services
    • Greater convenience thanks to modern, accessible stops
    • Stimuli for the regional economy
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Four-track upgrade step-by-step

The Linz–Wels Upgrade is taking place in several phases: Linz Main Station west side, Linz–Marchtrenk and Marchtrenk–Wels. Some parts of the sections are being constructed in parallel to deliver the benefits of the new line to you as quickly as possible.

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