Vienna railway stations
Westbahnhof (West Station)
The main railway station yet in Vienna. It is a terminus station and has international trains to Germany, Poland, France and Belgium.
Südbahnhof (South Station)
This was Vienna's largest railway terminus but it closed in December 2009. A new station will be build: Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station). Wien Hauptbahnhof start services in a few years. Till then rail traffic will continue via provisionary routes and other stations. East-bound traffic (Vienna Südbahnhof Ostbahn) and the suburban rail continue as before from Wien Südbahnhof. Trains from Vienna to Prague for example still depart from Südbahnhof Ostbahn (and from some other stations as well).
Now Vienna South Station has been closed, many passengers travel via Meidling Station. Many trains from Prague will arrive at Meidling. Passengers can transfer at Meidling to Vienna's city center with the U6 metro line.
The fast suburb train (S1 and S2) connect Meidling to railway station Wien Mitte and railway station Praterstern. There is a travel information centre at Meidling Station and it's open till 18.00.
Busy station because two metro lines (U3 and U4) and the S-Bahn trains S1/2 have a stop here. Bahnhof Wien Mitte is also the terminus station for the airport train CAT. Near by is the city center of Vienna. It takes 2 stops to Stephansplatz or Karlsplatz and only 1 stop to Schwedenplatz.
Praterstern is located in the north of the city. The famous ferris wheel (Riesenrad) is close to the station. With the metro line U1, it's three stops to Stephansplatz. The S-bahn 1/2 connect Praterstern directly with Bahnhof Wien Mitte and Meidling Station.
Südbahnhof (South Station) in August 2010
The new Central Station will arise here in a few years
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