Austria - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable – Fahrpläne Österreich – dated from 13 December 2020 until 11 December 2021, unless otherwise shown. Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - Austria) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "S+W", or in italic, refer to Eisenbahnatlas Österreich by Schweers + Wall.

Obscure services

Wien Meidling – St. Pölten – Linz Hbf

[100, 110] (ERA-E 64B1-B4; ERA-R 126A3-125C3; 99B2-106C2) AT21/1

The Westbahn main line between Wien and Salzburg has been substantially upgraded. Fast lines, known as the Neue Westbahn, are in use all the way from Wien Meidling to Linz, except for a short section of around 12km to the west of St Pölten, which is however bypassed by the Güterzugumfahrung (freight avoiding line). For parts of the route they run adjacent to the old line, but there are substantial sections on entirely new alignments, including some long tunnels. The Neue Westbahn is in use as follows:

  • Wien Meidling – Wien Hütteldorf: This section opened to passenger services in December 2014 and is entirely in tunnel. It is used by IC, ICE, Railjet/Railjet Xpress and Nightjet services to and from Wien Hbf and beyond. The connection from Wien Speising to Wien Inzersdorf currently has no booked services.
  • Wien Hütteldorf – St. Pölten: The section to Knoten Wagram, opened in December 2012, runs via a completely new route though Tullnerfeld. Between Knoten Wagram and St. Pölten there are four tracks in use on the same lateral alignment. There is a grade-separated junction at Knoten Wagram where the fast lines are in the centre at lower level, with the slow lines on outside at higher level, to allow access to the freight facilities on the north side. The entire route is used by trains running non-stop between Wien Meidling or Wien Hütteldorf and St. Pölten and by those stopping only at Tullnerfeld.

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  • Knoten Wagram – Knoten Rohr (Güterzugumfahrung St. Pölten): This freight avoiding line, which runs to the south of St. Pölten, sees occasional use by relief services; for details, see entry AT21/25 under 'Lines used on an occasional basis'.
  • Markersdorf a d Pielach (Üst Prinzersdorf 2) – Amstetten: Bypasses all intermediate stations except Pöchlarn and Ybbs a d Donau and dives under the original route near Hubertendorf. There are connections between the old and new lines at Pöchlarn, Ybbs a d Donau and Karlsbach. It is used by trains running non-stop between St. Pölten and Amstetten.
  • Amstetten – St. Valentin: Parallels the old Westbahn to St. Peter-Seitenstetten, but then runs via an entirely new route to St. Valentin except through St. Johann-Weistrach, where the new and old tracks are adjacent. There are connections between the old and new lines at St. Peter-Seitenstetten and at St. Johann-Weistrach. This section of the Neue Westbahn is used by trains not stopping between Amstetten and St. Valentin.
  • St. Valentin – Linz: The Neue Westbahn follows a separate route from St. Valentin to Asten and then parallels the old main line into Linz. It is used by trains between St Valentin and Linz Hbf not booked to call at any of the intermediate stations.

Süßenbrunn

At this location, north-east of Wien, the Laaer Ostbahn (Wien - Mistelbach) crosses the Nordbahn (Wien - Břeclav).

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Note that there are no scheduled services covering the entire north-south line between Süßenbrunn Nord and Süßenbrunn Mitte. However, Wien-bound trains over the east-to-south curve (AT21/2) and northbound trains over the west-to-north curve (AT21/3) together cover at least one of the two tracks for the whole length of the north-south section.

There are no longer any scheduled services over the south to west curve at Süßenbrunn; however between 27 March and 5 April, REX 3 services between Wien and Retz/Znojmo are diverted this way, also using the Floridsdorfer Hochbahn curve between Wien Leopoldau and Wien Jedersdorf.

Stadlau Fbf – Abzw Süßenbrunn Ost

[901] (ERA-E 64B5; ERA-R 133C5; 105C2) AT21/2

This line is used only by non-stop trains between Wien Hauptbahnhof (platforms 3 - 12) and Břeclav and beyond, which run at hourly or two-hourly intervals. As there is right-hand running, northbound trains use the direct curve at Süßenbrunn and southbound ones use the spur on to the flyover line from Mistelbach.

Stadlau Fbf (Frachtenbahnhof) is located 0.4 km north of Stadlau station and is deemed to be the divergence of the Mistelbach and Marchegg lines,

Süßenbrunn West – Süßenbrunn Nord

[902] (ERA-E 65B5; ERA-R 133C5; 105C2) AT21/3

These west-to-north curves at Süßenbrunn are used by frequent S2, S7 and R services between Wien Hbf and Mistelbach or Laa an der Thaya via Floridsdorf. With right-hand running, the direct curve is used by trains heading towards Wien and the curve to the flyover line by those heading towards Mistelbach.

Wien Hauptbahnhof (platforms 3 to 12) – Wien Simmering

[901, 910] (ERA-E 65C5, not shown; ERA-R 133B3, not shown; 106D2-107B2A) AT21/4

All departures from Wien Hbf to the line via Wien Simmering use a diveunder at the east end of the Hauptbahnhof, to avoid conflicts with incoming trains on the Ostbahn. There are two separate inward ramps to the diveunder:

  • The ramp from the lower-numbered platforms is booked to be used by the half-hourly S80 Wien Hütteldorf - Wien Aspern Nord S-Bahn service, the hourly REX services to Bratislava hl.st via Marchegg and the hourly (two-hourly at weekends) R services to Marchegg via Siebenbrunn-Leopoldsdorf.
  • The ramp from the higher-numbered platforms is booked to be used by non-stop trains to Břeclav and beyond from platforms 9 to 12.

Planned platform use can be derived from the ÖBB journey planner but should be checked against departure screens on the day.

In the opposite direction, these services use the surface level tracks.

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Wien Matzleinsdorfer Platz – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platforms 3 and 4)

[900] (ERA-E 65C5, not shown; ERA-R 133B3, not shown; 106B2-C2) AT21/5

The S80 Wien Hütteldorf - Wien Hbf - Wien Aspern Nord S-Bahn service, which runs half-hourly, normally uses this link to access platforms 3 and 4 at Wien Hauptbahnhof. However, because of engineering work on this connection in the 2020/21 timetable period, the S80 does not call at Matzleinsdorfer Platz and so will not use this route until further notice.

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Wien Meidling – Wien Hauptbahnhof (platforms 4 to 12)

[100, 900 and others] (ERA-E 65C5, not shown; ERA-R 133B3, not shown; 106B2-C2) AT21/6

The main running lines pass either side of Wien Matzleinsdorf rolling stock maintenance facility at surface level. However, to enable westbound trains to the Inzersdorf Ort line (for Donauländebahn and Pottendorfer Linie) from Wien Hbf platforms 4 to 7 to avoid conflicting with inbound trains to the higher numbered platforms, a flyover crosses above the maintenance facility. It rejoins the inbound alignment at surface at km 1.7, to reach Wien Meidling platforms 7 and 8. This flyover is used by:

  • the hourly S60 Bruck an der Leitha - xx:11 Wien Hbf - Pottendorf-Landegg - Wiener Neustadt service (table 511).
  • the hourly REX Bratislava Petržalka - xx:23 Wien Hbf - Deutschkreutz service (table 512). (Note that services are only two-hourly SSuO early mornings).

In the opposite direction, these services use the surface level tracks.

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Wien Speising (Stw Maxing) – Wien Meidling

[900] (ERA-E 65C5, not shown; ERA-R 133A3, not shown correctly; 106B2-C2) AT21/7

There are two routes between Wien Speising and Wien Meidling - a northern route via Flohberg Tunnel and a southern route via Abzw Matzleinsdorf-Oswaldgasse.

The Flohberg Tunnel route is used by trains shown under Wien Penzing – Wien Speising which run via platforms 1 and 3 at Wien Meidling.

The longer route via Abzw Oswaldgasse is used by the half-hourly S80 Hütteldorf - Wien Hbf - Wien Aspern Nord S-Bahn services which use Meidling platforms 7 and 8.

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Wien Penzing – Wien Speising (Abzw Wien Hütteldorf 1)

[110, 900] (ERA-E 65B4-B5; ERA-R 133A3; 106B1) AT21/8

This east to south curve, which connects Wien Westbahnhof with the Wien southern ring line to Meidling and Kledering, carries only a few peak hour passenger services.

SSuX REX2408 Wien Westbahnhof - 14:40 Wien Penzing - Laa an der Thaya
SSuX REX2410 Wien Westbahnhof - 15:40 Wien Penzing - Laa an der Thaya
SSuX REX2412 Wien Westbahnhof - 16:40 Wien Penzing - Laa an der Thaya
SSuX REX2414 Wien Westbahnhof - 17:40 Wien Penzing - Laa an der Thaya
SSuX REX2403 Laa an der Thaya - 06:34 Wien Speising - Wien Westbahnhof
SSuX REX2407 Laa an der Thaya - 08:34 Wien Speising - Wien Westbahnhof
SSuX REX2409 Laa an der Thaya - 09:34 Wien Speising - Wien Westbahnhof

Wampersdorf – Gramatneusiedl

(ERA-E 64C4; ERA-R 126B2-133C1; 36B3-2) AT21/9

This line is used by a few evening peak REX services from Wien Hbf to Deutschkreutz. These depart Wien Meidling on Mondays to Fridays at 15:53 (REX7642), 16:53 (REX7646) and 17:53 (REX7650). They also use the Wien Meidling - Inzersdorf Ort - Kledering route (AT21/10).

The line is also used when the direct route between Wampersdorf and Wien Meidling via Achau [tables 511 and 512] is blocked by engineering works (which should be found from the ÖBB engineering work page).

Wien Meidling – Lanzendorf-Rannersdorf via Oberlaa

[511,512] (ERA-E 65C5; ERA-R 133B3; 106D3-107B3) AT21/10

This line links Wien Meidling and the Ostbahn towards Gramatneusiedl via the Wien southern avoiding line through Oberlaa.

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It is used by regular scheduled Pottendorfer Linie services between Wien Meidling and Wiener Neustadt or Deutschkreutz via Ebreichsdorf as far as the junction to the east of the former station at Inzersdorf Ort.

The line through Oberlaa is used by the following services. These may either use the Inzersdorf Ort avoiding line to the north of the former station, or the connection between the former station and Inzersdorf Ort-Ost, depending on operating convenience:

  • Evening peak REX services from Wien Hbf to Deutschkreutz, departing Wien Meidling on Mondays to Fridays at 15:53 (REX7642), 16:53 (REX7646) and 17:53 (REX7650).
  • Trains between Ebenfurth and Wien which are diverted over the Wampersdorf - Gramatneusiedl line because of engineering work on the Pottendorfer Linie and call at Wien Meidling
  • Three daily RegioJet train pairs between Praha, Wien and Budapest. Note that the next stop towards Budapest from Wien Meidling is Hegyeshalom (HU).

To reach the Ostbahn from Oberlaa there are two possible routes, a direct curve to the north of Kledering station and a new flying junction to the north of Lanzendorf-Rannersdorf station, reached via the loop line through Wien Zvbf Ost.

The scheduled evening peak Deutschkreutz trains use the direct curve to Kledering.

Diverted Pottendorfer Linie services may use either route. Persistence may be required to have both routes.

It is not known which route RegioJet services use so any information would be welcomed by the compilers.

Wien Hütteldorf – Unter Purkersdorf

[110] (ERA-E 64B3-B4; ERA-R 126A3-133A4; 23D3, 106A1) AT21/11

There are two routes between these stations - a route in tunnel on the northern side of the formation via Abzw. Knoten Hadersdorf, and a surface route via Wien Weidlingau.

REX services between Wien Westbahnhof and St. Pölten, which are not booked to call at intermediate stations between Purkersdorf Zentrum and Wien Hütteldorf, use the tunnel route whereas S50 trains to/from Unter Purkersdorf or beyond use the surface route.

The tunnel route joins the Neue Westbahn from Tullnerfeld at Abzw. Knoten Hadersdorf. Services between the Neue Westbahn and Wien Westbahnhof (Westbahn and semi-fast Amstetten trains) use the same eastern ramp at Wien Hütteldorf.

Korneuburg – Ernstbrunn

(ERA-E 64B4; ERA-R 64B4; 24A2-14A3) AT21/12

One return trip, operated by Regiobahn and branded as Nostalgieexpress Leiser Berge, runs on this branch every Saturday from early May to late October. In 2020, trains ran through from Wien Praterstern, departing at 09:14, and returned from Ernstbrunn at 16:45. Details of the 2021 service are awaited and will be added to this entry when they are available, or the Regiobahn website can be checked.

Tulln avoiding line: Tulln Donaubrücke – Tulln Stadt

[903] (ERA-E 64B3; ERA-R 126A3; 23B2) AT21/13

This curve is used by the following services which since the December 2020 timetable change all run every day:

S40 21182 Wien Floridsdorf – 05:58 Absdorf-Hippersdorf – Tullnerfeld
S4 21222 Wiener Neustadt Hbf – 06:58 Absdorf-Hippersdorf - Tullnerfeld
S4 21974 Stockerau – 07:58 Absdorf-Hippersdorf – Tullnerfeld
S4 21980 Stockerau – 17:00 Absdorf-Hippersdorf – Tullnerfeld
S4 21982 Stockerau – 18:00 Absdorf-Hippersdorf – Tullnerfeld
S4 21971 Tullnerfeld – 06:53 Tulln Stadt – Stockerau
S4 21973 Tullnerfeld – 07:56 Tulln Stadt – Stockerau
S4 21981 Tullnerfeld – 16:53 Tulln Stadt – Stockerau
S4 21983 Tullnerfeld – 17:53 Tulln Stadt – Stockerau
S4 21985 Tullnerfeld – 18:53 Tulln Stadt – Stockerau

St. Valentin avoiding line: Enns (Abzw St. Valentin 11) – St. Pantaleon (Abzw Mauthausen 1)

[100, 133] (ERA-E 64B1; ERA-R 124C2; 19D3) AT21/14

This curve, opened in 2005, is used by direct trains between Linz Hbf and St. Nikola-Struden, which run SSuX. These are shown in Table 133 as not calling at St. Valentin.

Traun – Marchtrenk

[101, 140] (ERA-E 62B2; ERA-R 124B2; 19A3-18D3) AT21/15

This route provides an alternative to the Linz - Wels main line, allowing slower trains to be overtaken. The following trains use this route:

SSuX REX1790 Linz Hbf – 13:32 Traun - Schärding
SSuX REX5910 Linz Hbf – 15:32 Traun - Passau
SSuX REX5984 Linz Hbf – 17:58 Traun - Simbach (Inn)
SSuX REX3204 Grünau im Almtal – 07:37 Marchtrenk – Linz Hbf

Wels - Marchtrenk via Wels Vbf

[101] (ERA-E 62B2; ERA-R 124B2, 18C3 - D3) AT21/16

This route via Wels Vbf (Verschiebebahnhof / marshalling yard) is used every day by one overnight service to allow a Westbahn service to overtake it. In the current timetable period this train runs an hour later than in the previous year and with Amsterdam and Bruxelles portions.

Note 1 NJ425/491/40421 Bruxelles-Midi/Hamburg-Altona/Amsterdam Centraal - 07:17 Wels Hbf - Wien Hbf

Note 1: Nightjet services are suspended from 11 January until at least Easter. Until 10 January the above train only runs from Düsseldorf instead of Amsterdam and Bruxelles.

Local services between Wels and Marchtrenk may be diverted over this route if the main Westbahn is blocked.

Lambach avoiding line: Gunskirchen (Abzw Umfahrung Lambach) – Lambach Markt

[101] (ERA-E 62C5; ERA-R 124B2; 18B4) AT21/17

A tunnel avoiding Lambach is used by all trains between Wels Hbf and Attnang-Puchheim not booked to call at Lambach. These comprise all IC, ICE, Railjet/Railjet Xpress, Westbahn and Nightjet services. All local R and REX services run via Lambach.

Salzburg Hbf – Salzburg Sam (Salzburg Mitte) via diveunder line

[200, 220] (ERA-E 62C4, not shown); ERA-R 123C1, not shown; 30C, 102A) AT21/18

This route from Salzburg Hbf to the Bischofshofen line runs to the west of the Westbahn towards Linz, then dives under the Westbahn to join the curve to the Bischofshofen line at Salzburg Mitte. It is more likely to be used by trains towards Bischofshofen from the low-numbered platforms at Salzburg Hbf to avoid conflicting movements on the main line, but may also be used by trains arriving at Salzburg Hbf.

The following services are booked to depart from or arrive at platforms 1 or 2 so are the most likely to use this curve:

IC513 08:15 Salzburg Hbf - Graz Hbf
RJ596 Flughafen Wien - 12:12 Salzburg Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf
IC611 16:15 Salzburg Hbf - Graz Hbf
REX1524 17:08 Salzburg Hbf - Wörgl Hbf
RJ698 Flughafen Wien - 18:12 Salzburg Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf
REX1528 19:08 Salzburg Hbf - Wörgl Hbf
IC798 21:12 Salzburg Hbf - Klagenfurt Hbf
EC218 Graz Hbf - 09:35 Salzburg Süd - Erfurt Hbf
EC112 Klagenfurt Hbf - 13:28 Golling-Abtenau - Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
EC216 Graz Hbf - 15:35 Salzburg Süd - Saarbrücken Hbf
IC610 Graz Hbf - 19:35 Salzburg Süd - Salzburg Hbf
RJ110 Klagenfurt Hbf - 19:28 Golling-Abtenau - München Hbf

Wörgl Kundl (Abzw Wörgl 2U) – Volders-Baumkirchen (Abzw FW2) (Neue Unterinntalbahn)

[300] (ERA-E 63A2; ERA-R 128C4-B3; 38C4-56C2) AT21/19

This line, opened in December 2012, is mostly in tunnel, parallel with the old Westbahn. About half of Railjet Xpress services run non-stop between Wörgl and Innsbruck, so use the entire length of the line. The remaining Railjet Xpress and all IC/EC and ICE services call at Jenbach and so run via the old Westbahn between Jenbach and Wörgl, normally joining or leaving the Neue Unterinntalbahn by using crossovers west of Jenbach station, at Knoten Stans (Abzw Jenbach 2U).

Bruck an der Mur avoiding line: Pernegg (Bruck Übelstein) – Oberaich (Bruck Stadtwald)

[501, 600] (ERA-E 65A2; ERA-R 131B4; 66B2) AT21/20

This east to west curve enables trains to run between Graz and Leoben without reversal at Bruck an der Mur. It is used by services shown in table 600 as not calling at Bruck an der Mur. These comprise IC/EC services to/from Graz, generally every two hours, and REX services between Graz and Leoben in the morning and evening peaks.

St. Michael avoiding line: Leoben Hbf (St. Michael Ost) – Kraubath (St. Michael West)

[600] (ERA-E 65A2; ERA-R 131A4; 65D2-C2) AT21/21

This east to west chord of the St. Michael triangle enables trains to run between Leoben and Knittelfeld without reversal at St. Michael station. All Railjet, IC/EC and Nightjet services which run non-stop between Leoben and Knittelfeld or Klagenfurt use this route, also one westbound REX service at 17:58 SuX from Leoben.

St. Michael – Kraubath (St. Michael West)

[600] (ERA-E 65A2; ERA-R 131A4; 65C2) AT21/22

This north to west chord of the St. Michael triangle is used by the hourly local services between Bruck an der Mur or Mürzzuschlag and Unzmarkt or Friesach, which reverse in St Michael station. There are no through trains between the Selzthal line and Knittelfeld.

Villach St Ruprecht (Villach Hbf Ostbahnhof) – Villach Westbahnhof (via Villach Hbf high-level line)

[651] (ERA-E 63C5; ERA-R 130B1; 97C2) AT21/23

From the December 2020 timetable change, S2 services between St Veit a d Glan or Feldkirchen and Rosenbach operate in separate portions east and west of Villach Hbf. Only those services at 56 minutes past each hour from Villach Hbf to Rosenbach still use high-level platform 8, so only the western half of this route is in use.

Other S2 services from Rosenbach and to/from Feldkirchen or St Veit a d Glan are booked to use platforms 5-7 in the main station, but may occasionally use platform 8 if no suitable low-level platform is available.

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Puch b. Villach (Abzw Gummern 2) - Villach Westbahnhof (Abzw Draubrücke)

[220, 601] (ERA-E 63C5; ERA-R 130B1; 97C2) AT21/24

This north to south connection (the Tauernschleife) avoiding Villach Hbf links the Drautalbahn via Spittal-Millstättersee with the line via Villach Westbahnhof to Rosenbach or Tarvisio Boscoverde. It is used by one weekday S1 service:

D1 SSuX S1 4931 Spittal-Millstättersee - 07:07 Puch bei Villach - Villach Warmbad

D1: Not 12 July to 10 September

If the Brenner route is blocked by engineering work, certain EC trains between München and Italy may be diverted this way.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

Neue Westbahn: Knoten Wagram – Knoten Rohr (Güterzugumfahrung St. Pölten)

(ERA-E 64B2-B3; ERA-R 126A3-125C3; 22A3 - C3) AT21/30

This freight avoiding line, which runs mainly in tunnel on a completely new alignment to the south of St. Pölten, opened in December 2017. It is used occasionally, especially at holiday periods, by relief trains to allow them to be overtaken. These have generally been westbound services but a few eastbound services have also run. All have used the connections at Knoten Wagram onto, or off, the Neue Westbahn.

The following westbound services are booked to use this route in late March and early April:

D1 SO D19782 Wien Hbf – 09:41 Wien Meidling – Innsbruck Hbf
D2 FO D19784 Wien Hbf – 13:40 Wien Meidling – Innsbruck Hbf
D3 FO D19780 Wien Hbf – 14:14 Wien Meidling – Innsbruck Hbf

D1: 27 March; 3 April

D2: 26 March only

D3: 2 April only

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Ebenfurth avoiding line: Pottendorf-Landegg (Abzw Ebenfurth Nord) - Untereggendorf (Abzw Ebenfurth Süd)

(ERA-E 64C4; ERA-R 126A1-B1; 36A3) AT21/31

This line which avoids Ebenfurth station has not had booked passenger use for the last few years. It is used by trains between Wien Hbf and Wiener Neustadt which usually run via Baden if the Baden route is unavailable. This includes Railjet services between Wien and Villach or Graz. From 2023 it is planned that all fast trains between Wien and Wiener Neustadt will run via Wampersdorf over the rebuilt Pottendorfer Linie and thus use this line to reach Wiener Neustadt.

Salzburg avoiding line: Salzburg Maria Plain (Abzw Hallwang-Elixhausen 3 (Kasern)) – Salzburg Gnigl Vbf – Salzburg Parsch (Salzburg Gnigl)

(ERA-E 62C4; ERA-R 128B3; 30C and 102A) AT21/32

This curve allows trains between Wels and the Bischofshofen line to avoid Salzburg Hbf. It is normally used by diverted services between Wien and Innsbruck or beyond when the route via Rosenheim is unavailable.

Innsbruck avoiding line: Volders-Baumkirchen (Abzw Fritzens-Wattens 2) – Inntaltunnel – Unterberg-Stefansbrücke (Abzw Innsbruck 1; Gärberbach)

(ERA-E 63B1; ERA-R 128A2; 60B-60C) AT21/33

This line via the Inntaltunnel, which is normally banned to passenger trains, was opened in 1994. It may be used when there is engineering work at Innsbruck Hbf, for diversions of EC services between München and Italy routed via the Brenner line.

Bregenz avoiding line: Hard-Fussach (Lauterach West) – Wolfurt (Lauterach Süd)

[401] (ERA 127A4; 52B2) AT21/34

This curve enables trains to run between St. Margrethen and Feldkirch without reversal at Bregenz. It is used for diversions when the Buchs SG – Feldkirch line is closed for engineering works, which usually occurs in late April and early May. Diverted trains may also use the Romanshorn avoiding line in Switzerland.

Trams

See Austria - Tram services over obscure routes

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) – fewer than five trains each way on at least three days a week – or do not run each weekday:

130/131 Weißenbach-St.Gallen - Selzthal Two weekend train pairs only
532 Feldbach – Bad Gleichenberg Four daily train pairs until 31 December. Four weekend-only train pairs 23 January to 1 November.
801 Gmünd NÖ – Groß Gerungs
802 Gmünd NÖ – Litschau
802 Altnagelberg - Heidenreichstein
811 Krems a. d. Donau - Emmersdorf a. d. Donau Weekends only in spring and autumn, daily in the summer.
941 Retz - Drosendorf Weekends only
10 (SŽ) Bleiburg – Holmec (Slovenia)

The following lines do not have service throughout the winter:

173 St. Wolfgang Schafbergbf - Schafbergspitze
311 Jenbach - Achensee Seespitz Service suspended for 2021
523 Puchberg am Schneeberg – Hochschneeberg (Schneebergbahn)
532 Feldbach – Bad Gleichenberg
801 Gmünd NÖ – Groß Gerungs
802 Gmünd NÖ – Litschau
802 Altnagelberg - Heidenreichstein
811 Krems a. d. Donau - Emmersdorf a. d. Donau
941 Retz - Drosendorf

Deletions since previous edition

AT20/26 Wampersdorf - Gramatneusiedl Route now has regular services so entry moved to main section as AT21/9
AT20/27 Lanzendorf-Rannersdorf – Wien Meidling via Abzw. Zvbf Ost and Oberlaa Merged with entry AT21/10
AT20/28 Wien Meidling (Inzersdorf Ort) – Kledering Route now has regular services so entry moved to main section as AT21/10

See also