Escape tunnels at Vienna‘s main rail station

The geopolitical situation of Vienna and the surrounding region changed significantly upon Austria‘s accession to the European Union in 1995, and the further expansion of the EU in 2004. The Austrian capital was also predestined to be repositioned as a rail hub in the context of the founding of the “Centrope“ European region.

The modification work at Vienna‘s main rail station is currently one of the largest engineering projects in the Austrian metropolis. Partial recommissioning of the station is planned for December 2012, with completion of the whole rail infrastructure project scheduled for...

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