Company profile

Wiener Linien is the first choice when it comes to mobility in Vienna. The company even sets new standards internationally in terms of integrated and modern public transport management. Wiener Linien focusses on customer satisfaction and is committed to providing the best possible service. The combination of its high level of customer service, attractive fares and, not least, its awareness of social and environmental responsibility, account for the outstanding success of Wiener Linien.
With approx. 8,600 employees, Wiener Linien is one of Vienna’s major employers. The personnel, from 38 different countries, are just as diverse as the city itself. They work in dozens of different professions including as mechanics, technicians, electricians, station supervisors or demand planners. Their dedication around the clock contributes to ensuring that Vienna remains a city worth living in.

Products and services

Wiener Linien operates five underground lines, 28 tram and 129 bus routes in the Vienna city area. The highly efficient network is approx. 1,150 km long, has 5,390 stops, and transported 965.9 million passengers in 2018. 38% of all trips made by Viennese are made using public transport, which puts car usage (29%) clearly in second place.
Wiener Linien provides a comprehensive range of mobility options throughout the city. The annual pass costing just EUR 365, the modernisation of the bus and tram fleets, and the construction of the new U2xU5 intersection will improve public transport even further in future. The success of Wiener Linien is illustrated by an impressive statistic: 822,000 annual passes means that there are more public transport users than registered car owners in the city.

Chronicle

1865

First horse-drawn tram Schottenring-Hernals

1872

Founding of Neue Wiener Tramway-Gesellschaft

1903

The City of Vienna takes over most tram lines, considered as the founding of the Wiener Linien

1925

Initial startup of the first subsection of the Wiener elektrische Stadtbahn, which is an early prototype of today’s underground train

1949

Wiener Stadtwerke founded (power plants, gasworks, transport services)

1968

Municipal decision to plan the underground network layout

1976

First operation of the Friedensbrücke–Roßauerlände U4 underground section

1978

Commissioning of Karlsplatz–Reumannplatz U1 section

1982

Completion of the underground core network

1991

Commissioning of the U3 underground line

1999

Wiener Stadtwerke-Verkehrsbetriebe converted into a corporation under private law

2008

U2 underground is extended by 5 Stations to Stadion

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

2017

Opening of the U1 extension from Reumannplatz to Oberlaa

2014-2024

Modernisation of the U4 underground line

2025

Planned opening of the U5 to Frankhplatz

2027

Planned opening of the U2 to Matzleinsdorfer Platz
Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG
Address
Erdbergstrasse 202
1031 Vienna
Phone
+43 1 7909-0
Fax
+43 1 7909-24609
Established
1903
Employees
rund 8.600
Contact person
Mag.a Anna Maria Reich
Head of Corporate Communications

Wiener Linien transports more than 2.6 million people a day, quickly, safely and reliably from A to B, and also ranks among the best international urban mobility service providers. Our approx. 8,600 employees make a major contribution every day to the quality of life in Vienna. In order to ensure this remains so for future generations, we invest heavily in the development of our network and the modernisation of our fleet.

We are delighted to receive the Austrian Coats of Arms in recognition of our success.

KR DI Günter Steinbauer
Chief Executive Officer