This is just a quick heads up for those of you who, like me, do not always follow the news when it comes to any closures of Vienna’s U-bahn lines due to construction.
Something I discovered today, when I needed to travel from Schwedenplatz to Schottenring and found out the U4 line between those stations is not running for the entire month of July.
The temporary closure is due to parts of the U4 line being modernized, with the line closure between Schwedenplatz and Schottenring kicking off on July 1st and going through July 30th.
That means, if you do need to travel between the two stations, you can either walk for about 10 minutes, which is what I did, or you can take the N66 bus, or the Line 1 tram.
Vienna’s U4 modernization project
As for the U4 modernization project, it is a big deal in Vienna as it is the largest modernization project that has ever taken place in the city’s already superb underground train system.
The project started in 2014 and is projected to end some time in 2024.
Sure, there are some inconveniences with select stations closing, or passengers having to take trams or buses sometimes instead of their usual U-bahn train but, considering the City of Vienna and Wiener Linien are spending more than 335 million euros on the project, you can only imagine how important it is to the entire city.
Stadt Wien (The City of Vienna) and Wiener Linien are doing a great job, though, in making sure the inconveniences are small and manageable.
Meanwhile, if you are in Vienna for a short time and plan on taking the U-bahn, single tickets are currently 2,40 €, which includes tax.
Or if you plan on taking quite a few trips in a day, the Day-Ticket at 5,80 € is an excellent deal, as you can take as many U-bahn, tram and bus rides within the city you like on one specific date right through until 1am the following day.
You can buy tickets online here, or at any ticket machine at every train station.
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