Western Railway (Austria) - B

Western Railway (Austria) - B

Western Railway (Austria) Outlook

The four-track Ybbs an der Donau-Amstetten section, which is designed for a maximum of 250 km/h came into operation in 2015. The reconstruction of the east end of Amstetten station to increase top speed from Ybbs to 230 km/h continued until 2016. In 2017, the St. Pölten freight bypass railway (Wagram junction-Rohr junction), which is designed for a maximum speed of 120 km/h, will be opened to traffic. The four-track upgrade from Linz Kleinmünchen to the eastern approach to Linz station is expected to be completed no earlier than 2018.

It is expected that the whole Western Railway from Vienna to Wels will have four continuous tracks in 2021, but it will not consist of a four-track line, but it will rather be two double track lines that are operationally linked at several points.

A further four track upgrade is planned for the 20 km section between Neumarkt-Köstendorf and Salzburg Kasern. Various possible routes have been examined. The upgrade is necessary because this section is used by additional services of line S2 of the Salzburg S-Bahn. On 10 January 2013 the fixed route selected for the Neumarkt-Köstendorf-Salzburg Kasern section was presented with a start expected in less than 20 years.

The upgrade to four tracks is also currently being planned for the Linz-Wels section and planning is continuing on the second stage of the New Lower Inn Valley railway (Schaftenau-Kundl).

Western Railway Overview

Other Name(s):
  • Old Western Railway (Alte Westbahn): Wien Westbf - Kn. Wagram - (GZU) - Linz Hbf - Salzburg Hbf
  • New Western Railway (Neue Westbahn): (Wien Meidling - Bf. Tullnerfeld) - Kn. Wagram - St. Pölten - Linz Hb

Native Name: Westbahn
Line Number:

  • Route 1 (Old Western Railway): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015
  • Route 30 (New Western Railway): 2305, 2306, 2307, 4301
  • Route 3 (relief track): 2035, 1036
  • Route 23 (suburban track): 2231
Line Length: 312.2 km (194.0 mi)
Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1/2 in) standard gauge
Minimum Radius: 247 m
Electrification: 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Operating Speed: 250 km/h (160 mph) (max)
Maximum Incline: 1.3%

Route Map Legend
 
m AA
 
km
km
 
m AA
167
 
Vienna West
0.000
   
Southern railway to
Wien Hauptbahnhof
Vienna West freight yard
1.013
   
S-Bahn trunk line
to Wien Praterstern & Wien Floridsdorf
Vienna Suburban Line
to Wien Heiligenstadt
      Wien Meidling
210
 
Wien Penzing
2.553
   
Pottendorf Line
to Ebenfurth & Wiener Neustadt Hbf
Penzing 1 crossover
3.967
   
Southern railway to Graz Hbf
       
connecting railway
       
Danube Lands Railway
 
Wien Hütteldorf
5.846
 
12.800
Lainz Tunnel East portal
old Western Railway (signal box)
/ local transport track
     
Danube Lands Railway
connection to Vienna Central Marshalling Yard
signal box portal
8.112
   
Hetzendorf junction
 
Wien Wolf in der Au
7.885
   
Lainz Tunnel West portal
New Western Railway
to Wien Meidling
       
Hadersdorf junction
9.362
 
9.238
Wien Hadersdorf
New Western Railway
to Tullnerfeld
   
9.940
Wien Weidlingau
Vienna Woods Tunnel East portal
13.350
 
10.952
Purkersdorf Sanatorium
start of HSL
     
old Western Railway (signal box)
/ local transport track
Wienerwald Tunnel West portal
   
11.839
Unter Purkersdorf
243
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] east loop to Tulln
   
12.889
Purkersdorf Gablitz
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] former route
   
16.865
Unter Tullnerbach
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] to Tulln
   
19.970
Tullnerbach-Pressbaum
317
siding
   
21.283
Pressbaum
337
 
Tullnerfeld
29.855
 
22.532
Dürrwien
 
Michelhausen
   
24.809
Rekawinkel
360
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] to Herzogenburg
     
Rekawinkl Tunnel (307 m)
307
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] former route
     
Kleiner Dürreberg Tunnel (247 m)
Atzenbrugg Tunnel (2,460 m)
35.840
 
29.931
Eichgraben-Altlengbach
     
31.120
Hutten
Hankenfelder Tunnel (663 m)
   
32.334
Unter Oberndorf
285
Saladorf Tunnel (729 m)
   
34.300
Maria Anzbach
Reiserberg Tunnel (1,370 m)
42.683
 
35.814
Hofstatt
256
     
36.865
Neulengbach Stadt
Stierschweiffeld Tunnel (3,293 m)
45.660
 
38.006
Neulengbach
     
41.461
Ollersbach
Raingruben Tunnel (2,775 m)
50.775
 
43.558
Kirchstetten
     
49.076
Böheimkirchen
Tullnerfeld 4 crossover
49.846
 
51.510
Schildberg
     
54.445
Pottenbrunn
new Western Railway
   
55.400
Wagram junction
         
Tullnerfeld Railway [de] to Herzogenburg
     
freight bypass line
273
 
St. Pölten Hbf
60.563
     
Leobersdorf Railway to Leobersdorf
       
St. Pölten Fbf
61.262
   
Pummersdorfer Tunnel
break in
kilometrage
62.025
62.031
     
Eisbergbogen tunnel (460 m)
62.070
   
Radlleiten tunnel
St. Pölten 1 junction
63.720
     
break in
kilometrage
67.611
67.806
     
256
Prinzersdorf
68.664
   
Bründlkapellen tunnel
Markersdorf a. d. Pielach
70.990
     
Prinzersdorf 2 crossover
72.525
     
Groß Sierning
74.035
   
freight bypass line
Rohr junction
75.100
     
break in
kilometrage
76.946
76.951
     
old Western Railway
     
new West Railway
(Loosdorf bypass)
Rohr Tunnel (258 m)
     
"Green" tunnel 1 (250 m)
Loosdorf
78.131
     
         
         
Wachberg Tunnel 1 (292 m)
     
Wachberg Tunnel 2 (1,001 m)
Melk
84.665
   
Melk Tunnel (1,845 m)
break in
kilometrage
91.925
92.230
   
Melk bypass
         
214
Pöchlarn
93.914
     
       
Erlauf Valley Railway to Kienberg-Gaming
old line
     
new line
Krummnußbaum
98.220
     
Säusenstein
102.632
   
Sittenberg Tunnel (4,692 m)
         
226
Ybbs an der Donau
107.137
     
         
Neumarkt an der Ybbs-
Karlsbach
110.887
     
Hubertendorf
113.607
     
         
     
115.776
115.795
break in
kilometrage
     
117.076
Blindenmarkt
248
     
124.558
Amstetten
273
     
127.287
Amstetten 11 junction
Rudolf Railway to Waidhofen
     
131.146
Mauer-Öhling
     
135.595
Aschbach
     
140.180
Krenstetten-Biberbach
     
141.579
141.586
break in
kilometrage
new line
     
old line
St. Peter "green" tunnel (404 m)
   
144.245
St. Peter-Seitenstetten
         
     
147.900
St. Johann-Weistrach
         
     
147.979
147.982
break in
kilometrage
Sieberg Tunnel (6,480 m)
   
150.651
Haag
     
154.038
Stadt Haag
     
161.578
161.567
break in
kilometrage
         
     
163.043
163.057
break in
kilometrage
       
Rudolf Railway to Steyr & Kleinreifling
     
164.100
St. Valentin
268
     
165.840
St. Valentin Enns canal
Enns bypass
       
Danube Bank Railway
Ennsdorf loop
     
old line
     
167.736
St. Valentin 11 junction
to Krems a. d. Donau
     
168.737
Ennsdorf
       
Enns River
     
170.973
Enns
     
173.675
Asten-Fisching
        175.640
     
176.378
Asten-St. Florian
     
178.030
Linz Pichling
     
179.513
Asten-St. Florian 1 junction
       
to
Linz Vbf Ost &
Linz Steelworks
     
180.655
Linz Ebelsberg
     
182.349
Linz Kleinmünchen
to Linz Vbf West
       
Summerau Railway
to Ceské Budejovice
       
     
188.074
188.125
break in
kilometrage
     
188.440
Linz Hauptbahnhof
       
Pyhrn Railway to Selzthal
Linz Local Railway
to Neumarkt-Kallham
       
     
192.020
Leonding
     
195.902
Pasching
     
198.043
Hörsching
295
     
201.347
Oftering
       
Marchtrenk loop to Pyhrn railway
     
206.185
Marchtrenk
307
     
212.815
Wels Hbf
316
Wels–Passau railway to Passau
       
       
Alm Valley Railway
     
220.017
Gunskirchen
345
Lambach bypass
     
old line
       
Lambach–Vorchdorf-Eggenberg Rly
to Vorchdorf-Eggenberg
Kalvarienberg Tunnel (1,410 m)
     
&
Traun Valley Railway
to Gmunden
     
226.109
Lambach
307
         
     
227.200
227.503
break in
kilometrage
     
227.633
Lambach Markt
     
230.330
Neukirchen bei Lambach
Lambach–Haag am Hausruck Rly
to Haag am Hausruck
230.556
     
     
233.498
Breitenschützing
       
Römerberg Tunnel (710m)
     
236.662
236.940
break in
kilometrage
     
237.442
Schwanenstadt
Salzkammergut Railway
to Ried im Innkreis
       
     
243.292
Attnang-Puchheim
415
       
Salzkammergut Railway
to Stainach-Irdning
     
247.966
Vöcklabruck
435
     
252.182
252.200
break in
kilometrage
(-18 m)
     
253.317
Timelkam
450
     
257.090
Neukirchen-Gampern
435
     
259.723
Redl-Zipf
472
     
264.050
Vöcklamarkt
489
     
268.785
Frankenmarkt
511
     
275.637
Pöndorf
562
     
278.440
Ederbauer
601
     
281.916
Oberhofen-Zell am Moos
571
     
285.216
Straßwalchen
542
Mattig Valley Railway
to Braunau am Inn
       
     
287.427
Steindorf bei Straßwalchen
542
     
289.174
Neumarkt-Köstendorf
(passing loop)
544
Köstendorf junction (planned)
       
     
293.807
Weng
     
294.305
Steindorf 2 crossover
Seekirchen Tunnel (14,500m)
(planned)
   
296.136
Wallersee
     
299.445
Seekirchen am Wallersee
514
        Seekirchen Süd
(planned)
Fischach River
   
302.782
Eugendorf
 
     
305.538
Hallwang-Elixhausen
493
Leitnerbau Tunnel (2,000m)
(planned)
   
309.345
Hallwang-E. 2 crossover
     
309.933
Salzburg Kasern
 
Kasern junction (planned)
       
     
310.880
Hallwang-E. 3 junction
       
to Gnigl yard
       
Salzburg Local Railway
       
Salzburg Hbf–Salzburg Itzling railway
       
Salzburg-Tyrol Railway to Wörgl
Salzburg Local Railway
to Itzling yard
       
     
312.470
0.777
 
     
0.000
Salzburg Hbf
428
       
Rosenheim–Salzburg railway to Munich
m AA
 
km
 
km
m AA
           
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