U2xU5 CONSORTIUM RATHAUSPLATZ- FRANKHPLATZ, Vienna, Austria
The major expansion of the U2 and U5 metro lines has been underway since last year, promising to serve 300 million additional passengers, add 30,000 new jobs and save 75,000 tonnes of CO2 once completed after six years of construction. The U2 will then run on a new route to Matzleinsdorfer Platz, while the U5 will follow the former U2 route. Rathaus station will become a main interchange hub and a wholly new station – Frankhplatz station – will be added to the network. Wiener Linien has awarded a contract to SWIETELSKY as part of a consortium, who is pleased to contribute its civil engineering expertise to make the transport system more efficient.