U1 Closed between Schwedenplatz and Reumannplatz in July & August 2012

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U1 Modernisierung

During the summer holiday in July and August 2012 there is the “U1 Modernisierung” (U1 modernization) going on in Vienna. U1 is the line number 1 of Viennese metro (U-Bahn) and a very important component of Viennese public transport system.

U1 Closure Key Facts


From 7 July to 26 August 2012

According to Wiener Linien, the modernization works were scheduled to summer because there is about 25% less passenger traffic during this time (although the tourists won’t appreciate the timing very much).

Section Closed

From Schwedenplatz to Reumannplatz – the southern half of U1, including the stations in the Inner City.

The northern part from Schwedenplatz to Leopoldau (including Praterstern or UNO City) is operating.

Replacement Services

Replacement services are called Ersatzverkehr in German.

Between Favoriten and the Inner City there are temporary tram services number 66 and 68 during the U1 closure.

  • Line 66 route: Oberlaa – Favoritenstrasse – Reumannplatz – Quellenstrasse – Matzleinsdorfer Platz – Wiedner Hauptstrasse – Karlsplatz, Oper
  • Line 68 route: Otto-Probst-Platz – Laxenburger Strasse – Südbahnhof – Prinz-Eugen-Strasse – Ring – Schwedenplatz

Regular lines number 6 and 14A have increased capacity during the U1 closure.

If you are travelling between the northern (operating) section of U1 and Karlsplatz, it is recommended to use the other U-Bahn lines (U2 or U4) or S-Bahn if you go further south.

Official Information and Updates

You can find more details (and the countdown to U1 re-opening) on the official website of Wiener Linien: www.wienerlinien.at