Some locations of interest to visitors are near stations on the U2 subway line. These stations may be closed temporarily as part of the construction project on a new U5 subway, with a replacement tram service operating to compensate.
- Closed May 31, 2021 to Autumn 2023
- Don’t worry – you have plenty of alternatives
- See also: Public transport in Vienna
Easy travel alternatives
Between May 31st, 2021 and autumn 2023, the U2 subway line only runs from Seestadt (in the outer 22nd district) to Schottentor in the centre. So the following stations are closed to the U2 during this period:
A replacement tram service (the U2Z) takes you from Schottentor to Karlsplatz and back again (with stops along the way). The tram route runs parallel to the subway line, but is a block or two closer to the city centre.
The closures should not make much difference to your travel arrangements, since the relevant area is well served by trams, buses and other subway lines (not to mention the temporary U2Z tram service). Also, it’s all compact enough that walking remains a decent option.
You should see signs and information in English everywhere affected to ensure you find your way to the right place with a minimum of inconvenience.