The official website for European football

Vienna proud of transport coups

Published: Friday 14 March 2008, 13.04CET
Vienna's transport system is ready to take the burden of millions of visitors at UEFA EURO 2008™ thanks to a carefully planned and meticulously executed concept.
Vienna proud of transport coups
Renate Brauner, Rudi Schicker and Colonel Josef Binder ©Votava/PID 2008
Published: Friday 14 March 2008, 13.04CET

Vienna proud of transport coups

Vienna's transport system is ready to take the burden of millions of visitors at UEFA EURO 2008™ thanks to a carefully planned and meticulously executed concept.
Vienna's transport system is ready to take the burden of millions of visitors at UEFA EURO 2008™ thanks to a carefully planned and meticulously executed concept.

Underground link
A number of other local institutions came together to plan the traffic concept long before the finals and deputy mayor Renate Brauner is especially proud of the work done to connect the Ernst-Happel-Stadion to the city's U2 underground line. "That makes Vienna the only UEFA EURO 2008™ host city where you can take the underground directly to the stadium. The underground station is only 150 metres away from Ernst-Happel-Stadion."

Speedy transport
The underground line will have trains every two minutes before and after matches at the final tournament, with Brauner explaining: "This allows us to transport 24,000 guests per hour to the stadium." With lines U1 and U2 carrying additional traffic, 50,000 people will be able to use public transport to and from the stadium every hour, while special signs have been laid out to ensure cars, buses and pedestrians also get to their destinations with the minimum fuss.

Signposting crucial
A set of special signs starting at the city limits will lead visitors directly to parking places and fan zones. With 4,600 parking spaces located near underground and overground railway stations and a further 1,850 free spaces to be opened up in out-of-town locations, drivers are being urged to use public transport to make the final legs of their journeys. Vienna transport councillor Rudi Schicker said: "Traffic will run best during the UEFA European Championship if public transport is the primary means."

Coach policy
Coaches will also be kept out of the city centre wherever possible with a general ban on all buses being imposed in city sectors 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Coaches wishing to enter these districts must apply for a special permit before 31 March at wien.at. Additional care is also being taken to house visitors wishing to camp, with a temporary campsite being created for the finals in addition to the three permanent ones already operating in Vienna.

Last updated: 04/06/08 16.45CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=672292.html#vienna+proud+transport+coups

UEFA.com features

Germany, England enjoy historic Wembley date
  • Germany, England enjoy historic Wembley date
  • Guingamp showing gall in Group K
  • The famous UEFA Youth League coaches
  • Players who shone for both Inter and Milan
  • No time for losers: Europe's unbeaten league clubs
  • Masterclass: Petr Čech's goalkeeping guide
  • Ten things you never knew about Dinamo Moskva
  • Germany v Spain: their EURO meetings
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • European Championship's all-time top scorers
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.