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Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Erdbergstrasse 202
1031 Vienna

Telephone: +43 1 79090
Fax: +43 1 79092-4609
Internet: www.wienerlinien.at
Established: 1903
Employees: rund 8.750
Contact Person: Mag. Answer Lang, MAS
Company Communications
Wiener Linien move more than 2.5 million people a day quickly, safely and reliably from A to B and also rank among the best international urban mobility service providers. Our more than 8.700 employees make a major contribution every day to the quality of living in Vienna. In order to ensure this for the future generations, we invest into the development of our network and the modernisation of our fleet.

We are glad to be awarded and appreciate this as recognition of our success.


DI G√ľnter Steinbauer
CEO Wiener Linien

Company Profile

Wiener Linien are the first choice when it comes to mobility within the metropolis of Vienna. The company even sets new standards internationally for an integrated and modern public transport management. Wiener Linien are focused on customer satisfaction and committed to provide the best possible service. The combination of its high level customer service, favourable ticket prices and not least its awareness of social and environmental responsibility, leads to the great success of the Wiener Linien. 

With more than 8,750 employees Wiener Linien are one of Vienna’s major employers. The Staff from 27 different countries is just as diverse as the City itself.  They work in dozens of different professions such as mechanics, technicians, electricians, station supervisors or demand planner. Their dedication around the clock is contributing to the maintenance of a city worth living in. 

Products and Services

Wiener Linien conduct five underground lines, 29 tram and 127 bus routes in the Vienna city area. The well efficient network is approx. 1,150 km long and has about 5,450 stops, and transported over 939 million passengers in 2015. 39% of all trips made by the Viennese are made by public transport, which puts the car usage (27 %) clearly on second place.

All services of Wiener Linien ensure that the mobility requirements of the city of Vienna and the satisfaction of the passengers are met in the best possible way. Wiener Linien does this by working on continuous development of their services and their targeted innovations and improvements. Wiener Linien’s success is also testified by the impressive number of 700,000 annual pass holders. 

Chronicle

1865
First horse-drawn tram Schottenring-Hernals
 
1872
Founding of the “Neue Wiener Tramway-Gesellschaft”
 
1903
The City takes over most of tram lines, this is considered as the founding of the Wiener Linien
 
1925
Initial startup of the first subsection of the “Wiener elektrischen Stadtbahn” which is an early prototype of today underground train
 
1949
Wiener Stadtwerke founded (power plants, gaswork, transport services)
 
1968
Municipal decision of planning the underground core structure
 
1976
First operation of the subsection Friedensbrücke – Roßauerlände U4 underground
 
1978
activation of the subsection Karlsplatz – Reumannplatz U1
 
1982
Completion of the underground core structure
 
1991
activation of the U3 underground
 
1999
Wiener Stadtwerke-Verkehrsbetriebe converted into a corporation under private law
 
2008
U2 underground is extended to the stadium by 5 stations
 
2010
Underground lines begin operating during the night at weekends and before public holidays 
 
2013
Opening of the U2 line extension from Aspernstrasse to Seestadt 
 
2014-2020
Modernisation of the U4 underground line

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