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ÖBB transforms Vienna Meidling station: Waiting areas and station concourse are extensively modernized

ÖBB transforms Vienna Meidling station: Waiting areas and station concourse are extensively modernized
photo: Andreas Scheiblecker / ÖBB/ÖBB transforms Vienna Meidling station: Waiting areas and station concourse are extensively modernized
09 / 07 / 2022

With around 75,000 passengers a day, Vienna Meidling station is one of the most important transport hubs in the federal capital. To meet the needs and wishes of passengers in the best possible way, the appearance of the entire interior of the station area is being made more attractive in three construction phases. Following the WC facilities, the waiting areas and the station concourse have now been extensively modernized. The next step will be to redesign the passageway and the platform stairways. The focus is on increasing the feel-good factor to make the stay and any waiting times as pleasant as possible. The aim is to convince even more people to leave their cars behind and use public transport regularly.

"With the opening of the newly designed waiting area and the modernization of the station concourse, we are reflecting ÖBB's modern standards. We have also incorporated the wishes and needs of our customers into the planning and created a comfortable area to make the waiting time as pleasant as possible," Silvia Angelo, Member of the Management Board of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, is pleased to say.

"An elderly lady directly asked me at the opening how nice she thought the new waiting area was. I think this shows how successful this modernization has been for our Meidling station," said a delighted Wilfried Zankl, District Head of Meidling.

Service for quieter train traffic

Since October 2020, passengers at Meidling station have had access to a bright, modern and customer-friendly WC covering 75 m², with separate areas for families and travellers with luggage. Now the reconstruction of the station concourse inside Meidling station has been completed. An investment of EUR 1.5 million was made.

All in all, the appearance of the entire inner passenger area has been improved: the waiting area and the access hall. Thanks to the redesign, the access portals now have a high recognition value and visibly distinguish themselves from the subway.

Plenty of light, a modern colour scheme and high-quality materials also ensure an improved quality of stay. The wayfinding system was renewed, and the wall cladding was designed with light-coloured materials that are easy to maintain. Energy-saving LED technology not only ensures bright rooms, but also modern lighting accents. Comfortable waiting areas, including a dedicated waiting room, are designed to make passengers' stay as pleasant as possible. The waiting room includes a large information monitor, and most of the seats are equipped with storage facilities and power outlets - including WLAN, of course. Further comfort is provided by underfloor heating, a ventilation system and soundproofing modules in the ceiling area. A plant wall with an irrigation system improves the indoor climate.

The principles of sustainability, ecology and energy efficiency were also taken into account: the seating in the Green Furniture line combines design and comfort and was largely made from the renewable raw material wood. In addition, a green plant was planted directly in the centre of the hall as a central point. These measures are supplemented by an easy-to-understand guidance system and monitors for optimum customer information.

 

Source: ÖBB Press Releases

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