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Vienna Transportation: The Truth

Want to know the truth? Here it goes......the Transportation in Vienna is absolutely amazing. Well, what make is so good you ask? In this post, I will explain Vienna's transportation in detail.
There are so many different types of transportation in Vienna, and here's most of them:

1. The U-Bahn (The city subway)
2. The Strassenbahn (The city's tram lines)
3. The Bus (I think you can tell what this is)
4. The Postbus (This is the special bus that goes farther out of Vienna)
5. The S-Bahn (It means "Schnell Bahn" and it is Vienna's regional trains)
6. The OBB trains (These are the full-scale trains that go far distances)

Now that you know some of the types of transportation in Vienna, I will explain why they are so good. Vienna is famous for its transportation. If the sign says that the U-Bahn is suppose to come at 10:23, it will be there at exactly 10:23. Everything is punctual to the max! All the transportation methods are very clean. One main factor that makes the transportation so functional is that its cheap (well, reasonably cheap) and that the stations are decent. Usually 9 out of 10 times the escalators work, which makes a difference if you think about it. Imagine you have a huge TV and the escalators don't work (and the elevators don't work for some reason also). I would be really pissed at the city transportation! This is what makes Vienna unique. Everything is always operational and great. Also, if you happen to be walking in Vienna, there are always signs helping you to where you want to go. Such as the U-Bahn sign (the blue one with the U in the middle). It's a very recognizable sign, that you can see from a mile away (well, not really unless your Superman I guess!).
Here is some info on the tram lines in Vienna. There are two different types of trams: the new ones, and the old ones. Obviously the new ones are better. If you are in a wheelchair the new trams are the ticket. Here is a picture that will help you compare the two trams below. As you can see, the new trams are lower to the ground, and have a sleeker look. Here is some insider info. I personally like to ride the older trams because they have more leg room and they are stronger. I know it sounds weird when I say I like older trams because they are stronger, but in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago there was an article about a truck that collided with the tram. Guess who won? And the winner is .............. the Tram! There was a picture of a crushed truck that looked like it got smashed like a toy car. I guess that when they built the trams, they wanted them to last.
So when you come to Vienna, you don't necessarily have to rent a car because the transportation can take you everywhere, probably even cheaper. Oh, another thing to add is that if you buy a ticket in the U-Bahn station and decide not to use it and then want to go on the Tram, you can use the same ticket. Basically, the one ticket is for all the types of transportation, besides the Postbus and the OBB and the S-Bahn. So consider using the public transportation in Vienna. One last tip: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be on time. Thanks and now you officially know the truth about Vienna's transportation.


This post first appeared on My Vienna Austria Experience, please read the originial post: here

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