Southern Railway (Austria)

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Southern Railway (Austria)
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Overview
Native nameSüdbahn (Österreich)
StatusOperational
Owner Austrian Federal Railways
Line number105 01
Locale Vienna
Lower Austria
Styria
Termini Wien Hauptbahnhof
Border of Austria–Slovenia
Stations82
Service
Type Heavy rail, Passenger/Freight rail
Intercity rail, Regional rail, Commuter rail
Route number500 (Wien Hbf – Mürzzuschlag)

501 (Wien Hbf – Graz)
502 (Graz – Maribor/Bad Radkersdburg)
510 (Wien Hbf – Payerbach-Reichenau)
524 (Wien Meidling – Deutschkreutz)
600 (Wien Hbf – Tarvisio)

900

Contents

(Wien S-Bahn)
Operator(s)Austrian Federal Railways
History
OpenedStages between 1841–1848
Technical
Line length259.7 km (161.4 mi)
Number of tracks Double track
• Wien Hbf – Werndorf, Lebring – Leibnitz
Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius 171 m
Electrification 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph)
Maximum incline 2.81 %
Route map

km
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99.947
0.000
Wien Hauptbahnhof
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208 m
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right/left running change
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Wien Matzleinsdorfer Platz
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209 m
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2.442
Wien Matzleinsdorf
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3.437
Wien Meidling
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210 m
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Vienna Connecting Railway (new route) to Wien Penzing
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4.475
Wien Matzleinsdorf-Wienerbergbrücke
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5.220
Wien Hetzendorf
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214 m
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7.756
Wien Liesing Nord
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8.240
Wien Atzgersdorf
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221 m
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8.607
Wien Liesing Frachtenbahnhof
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9.611
Wien Liesing
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225 m
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Vienna / Lower Austria state border
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10.998
Perchtoldsdorf
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12.946
Brunn-Maria Enzersdorf
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219 m
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15.209
Mödling
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213 m
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19.304
Guntramsdorf-Thallern
(formerly Guntramsdorf a.d. Südbahn)
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215 m
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19.903
Mödling 2 crossover
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20.832
Gumpoldskirchen
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218 m
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22.134
Gumpoldskirchen Tunnel (Busserltunnel) (165 m)
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24.140
Pfaffstätten, Baden freight yard
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238 m
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26.004
Baden b. Wien
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241 m
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26.737
Baden-Frachtenbahnhof 1 crossover
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30.340
Bad Vöslau
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250 m
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32.434
Kottingbrunn
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253 m
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33.929
Leobersdorf
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259 m
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Ebenfurth–Wittmannsdorf local railway
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38.382
Sollenau
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274 m
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39.682
Felixdorf
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277 m
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Felixdorf–Tattendorf local railway to Blumau-Neurißhof
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Felixdorf–Feuerwerksanstalt military railway [note 1]
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42.612
Theresienfeld
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282 m
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43.118
Felixdorf 2 crossover
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45.540
Wiener Neustadt Nord
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275 m
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47.000
Wiener Neustadt Hbf-track group 200
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48.118
Wiener Neustadt Hbf
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268 m
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former terminus of Schneeberg Railway (now station yard)
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Wiener Neustadt yard exit tracks
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50.700
Wiener Neustadt Hbf-track group 700
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51.367
Wiener Neustadt yard entrance tracks
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56.952
Wiener Neustadt 2 crossover
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St. Egyden
(station until June 2012)
326 m
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62.574
Neunkirchen N.Ö.
369 m
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64.600
Rohrbach bei Ternitz
abandoned on 15 Oct 1945
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67.051
Ternitz
393 m
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69.892
Pottschach
(former station)
398 m
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73.149
GIG Karasek siding
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74.902
Gloggnitz
439 m
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Semmering Base Tunnel to Mürzzuschlag
(under construction)
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77.694
Schlöglmühl
457 m
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77.831
substation siding
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81.961
Payerbach-Reichenau
494 m
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84.798
Küb
543 m
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88.222
Eichberg
608 m
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92.284
Klamm-Schottwien
699 m
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97.574
Breitenstein
794 m
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102.098
Wolfsbergkogel
883 m
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103.412
Semmering
894 m
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old and new Semmering Tunnel
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(1434 and 1512 m, peak at 898 m)
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Lower Austria
000 Styria
state border
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bridge over former Feistritzwald Railway
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107.685
Steinhaus
836 m
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110.486
Spital am Semmering
789 m
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Semmering Base Tunnel from Gloggnitz
(under construction)
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116.100
Mürzzuschlag freight yard
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116.727
Mürzzuschlag
681 m
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118.373
Böhler siding
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120.613
Hönigsberg
658 m
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123.618
Langenwang
Halt and loading place
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124.000
Mürzzuschlag 2 crossover
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125.045
125.100
chainage change (−55 m)
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128.462
Krieglach
612 m
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132.709
Mitterdorf-Veitsch
592 m
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135.070
Wartberg im Mürztal
582 m
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140.098
Kindberg
566 m
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144.216
Allerheiligen-Mürzhofen
548 m
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146.694
Marein-St. Lorenzen
532 m
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148.503
siding
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150.582
Kapfenberg Fachhochschule
518 m
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150.583
Böhler siding
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153.645
Kapfenberg
509 m
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156.629
Bruck an der Mur-Frachtenbahnhof
493 m
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157.858
Bruck an der Mur
489 m
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159.740
Bruck an der Mur-Übelstein
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163.392
Stausee
closed on 28.05.1967
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167.581
Pernegg
474 m
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171.011
Mixnitz-Bärenschützklamm
466 m
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179.231
Bauernfeind (Mondi) paper factory siding
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183.022
Frohnleiten
427 m
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track laying
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188.022
Badl-Semriach
closed on 21.03.1966
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Kugelstein tunnel (400 m)
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190.814
Peggau-Deutschfeistritz
402 m
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193.452
approach road to Pyhrn Autobahn
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194.615
Stübing
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195.428
195.600
chainage change (−172 m)
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200.710
Gratwein-Gratkorn
381 m
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200.024
200.200
chainage change (−176 m)
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202.755
Judendorf-Straßengel
377 m
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203.532
Neuber siding
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207.191
Gösting
closed in 30.05.1965
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209.485
Graz railway yard
368 m
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210.700
Graz yard freight
368 m
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211.355
Graz Hbf
364 m
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211.549
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Marienhütte siding
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212.937
Graz Hart loading point
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213.070
Graz Don Bosco
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213.323
Koralm Railway to Klagenfurt (under construction)
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216.158
Graz Puntigam
347 m
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218.405
Feldkirchen-Seiersberg
339 m
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220.123
Graz Airport-Feldkirchen
332 m
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220.654
Abtissendorf
closed in 1996
331 m
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224.203
Kalsdorf
326 m
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225.000
Kalsdorf-Süd
to Kalsdorf Terminal, Graz Süd CCT
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229.525
Werndorf
301 m
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connecting line to Koralm Railway
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230.715
230.684
chainage change (+31 m)
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231.670
Steweag-Steg siding
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234.962
Wildon
298 m
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238.442
Lebring
291 m
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240.750
Gralla
288 m
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244.335
Kaindorf a. d. Sulm
281 m
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245.177
Wildon 3 crossing
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246.756
Leibnitz
275 m
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249.454
Wagna
closed in 1945
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251.750
Retznei
271 m
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253.948
Ehrenhausen
260 m
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257.915
Spielfeld-Straß
263 m
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260.127
Austria
Slovenia
national border
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km
Source: Austrian railway atlas [2]

The Southern Railway (German : Südbahn) is a railway in Austria that runs from Vienna to Graz and the border with Slovenia at Spielfeld via Semmering and Bruck an der Mur. Along with the Spielfeld-Straß–Trieste railway (lying largely in Slovenia), it forms part of the Austrian Southern Railway that connected Vienna with Trieste, the main seaport of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, via Ljubljana. A main obstacle in its construction was getting over the Semmering Pass over the Northern Limestone Alps. The twin-track, electrified section that runs through the current territory of Austria is owned and operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and is one of the major lines in the country.

History

Sudbahn train near Baden, 1847 Sudbahn-bei-Baden-(1847).jpg
Südbahn train near Baden, 1847
Sudbahn poster, 1898 Plakat Suedbahngesellschaft 1898.jpg
Südbahn poster, 1898
Share of the Sudbahn-Gesellschaft, issued May 1883 Sudbahn-Ges. 1883.jpg
Share of the Südbahn-Gesellschaft, issued May 1883
Wien Sudbahnhof, built in 1875 Wien suedbahn 1875.jpg
Wien Südbahnhof, built in 1875

Train service

While the connection between Vienna and Graz, partly provided by ÖBB Railjet high-speed trains, is busy, international passenger traffic to Trieste has decreased in past decades. Nevertheless, the railway is to be developed by the Semmering Base Tunnel and the Koralm Railway branch-off to Klagenfurt, Carinthia. The section from Graz to the Slovenian border, which had been downgraded to a single track railway in the 1950s, is currently again enlarged to double track.

Within the Vienna metropolitan region, the sections between new Vienna Central Station, Wien Meidling, Mödling, Leobersdorf and Wiener Neustadt Hauptbahnhof are also part of the suburban Vienna S-Bahn railway network.

Notes

  1. Operating from 1916 until about 1918, dismantled in 1923 [1]

Related Research Articles

Semmering railway

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Karl Ritter von Ghega Austrian railway designer

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Semmering Pass

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Bohinj Railway

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Ulm–Augsburg railway

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Engerth locomotive

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Railjet High-speed rail service operated by ÖBB and ČD

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Südbahn Class 23 (old)

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Wien Hetzendorf railway station

Wien Hetzendorf is a Vienna S-Bahn station, served by S1 and S2. The station is 1.63 km (1.01 mi) west of Wien Meidling. The station is situated between Altmannsdorfer Straße and Hetzendorfer Straße. Connections are available to Lines 16A, 62A, 64A of Wiener Linien Bus service and Line 62 of Wiener Linien Tram service.

Semmering Base Tunnel

The Semmering Base Tunnel is a railway tunnel under construction between Gloggnitz and Mürzzuschlag in Austria underneath the Semmering Pass. The existing route is 41 km in length and the Semmering Base Tunnel will be 27.3 km in length. The new route will offer time savings of up to 30 minutes, partly on account of the shorter route and partly on account of the higher speed limit.

Austrian Southern Railway

The Austrian Southern Railway is a 577.2 km long double track railway, which linked the capital Vienna with Trieste, former main seaport of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, by railway for the first time. It now forms the Southern Railway in Austria and the Spielfeld-Straß–Trieste railway in Slovenia and Italy.

The Spielfeld–Trieste railway is a double-track, electrified main line in Austria, Slovenia and Italy, which was built as part of the Austrian Southern Railway of the k.k. Südlichen Staatsbahn and operated for decades by the Austrian Southern Railway Company (Südbahngesellschaft), a large private railway company in the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary. It runs from Spielfeld-Straß over the Austrian-Slovenian border at Šentilj, continuing via Maribor, Ljubljana and the Slovenian karst to the Adriatic port of Trieste, in Italy. It continues as the Southern Railway from Spielfeld-Straß to Vienna.

Spielfeld-Straß railway station

Spielfeld-Straß station is a border station on the Southern Railway and the line to Trieste in Straß in Steiermark, in southern Steiermark, Austria, near the border between Austria and Sloviania. Next to the station building of the ÖBB, there is also an office staffed by Slovenian Railways, which calls the station Špilje.

References

  1. Friedrich, Paul; Slezak, Josef Otto (1990). Kanal, Nostalgie, Eisenbahn (in German). Vienna: Verlag Slezak. pp. 134, 136–137, 139. ISBN   3-85416-153-0., which refers to: Witz, Johann (1974). "Zwischen Wöllersdorf und Blumau. Die Militärschleppbahnen auf dem Steinfeld". Eisenbahn (in German) (12): 181–184. ISSN   0013-2756. and Witz, Johann (1975). "Zwischen Wöllersdorf und Blumau. Die Militärschleppbahnen auf dem Steinfeld". Eisenbahn (in German) (1–2): 4–6. ISSN   0013-2756. (section: Strecke Wöllersdorf↔Mittel)
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