U-Bahn Line U4: Hütteldorf – Heiligenstadt

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Vienna metro line U4 basic facts

Metro (U-Bahn) line U4 in Vienna originated by re-building the old Stadtbahn (city railway) line known as WD, or Wiental-Donaukanal. As this name suggests, the line U4 goes along the river Wien in the Wiental (Wien River Valley) in the south-west of Vienna – here it also stops close to the Schönbrunn Palace, one of the top landmarks in Vienna. Then after passing the Inner City the U4 continues along the Donaukanal (Danube Channel) to the north-west of Vienna, where it end at Heiligenstadt.

The characteristic colour of Line U4 is green – this colour is used in Vienna public transport maps and on signs at stations.

Operating hours of metro line U4 and intervals between trains

Metro line U4 is in operation daily from approximately 5 am to a short while after midnight (it is the same for all metro lines in Vienna). The intervals between trains on line U4 range from 2 minutes in peak hours (mornings and afternoon on working days) to 10 minutes in late evening.

Stations on metro line U4

  • Hütteldorf
  • Ober St. Veit
  • Unter St. Veit
  • Braunschweiggasse
  • Hietzing
  • Schönbrunn – get off here if you go to the Schönbrunn Palace
  • Meidling Hauptstrasse
  • Längenfeldgasse – the big crossing of metro lines U4 and U6
  • Margaretengürtel
  • Pilgramgasse
  • Kettenbrückengasse
  • Karlsplatz – the biggest metro station in Vienna; U4 crossing lines U1 and U2; convenient access to Vienna State Opera, Kärntner Strasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
  • Landstrasse – transfer to line U3 and S-Bahn
  • Schwedenplatz – the first station on the Donaukanal and crossing with line U1
  • Schottenring – the north end of the Inner City of Vienna; crossing with U2
  • Rossauer Lände
  • Friedensbrücke
  • Spittelau – crossing with line U6; Hundertwasser Heating Plant
  • Heiligenstadt

Metro line U4 history

The original Stadtbahn line WD (Wiental-Donaukanal) started operating between 1898 and 1901. In the late 1970’s it was completely reconstructed and re-opened as the new U-Bahn line U4. The first section of the new metro started operating on 8 May 1976. Though the modern U-Bahn required major changes on the old Stadtbahn line, some stations retained the original design of their above-ground station buildings.