a French consortium to upgrade an underground line in the Austrian capital
Vienna’s underground system has five lines and is operated by Wiener Linien. This public transport operator has just awarded ENGIE Ineo (consortium leader) and Portalp the contract for continuation of modernisation work on its underground system. By 2024, line U5, the capital’s sixth underground line and first automatic one, will be fully operational. The French consortium will be responsible for supplying, installing and maintaining the platform screen doors for the new line, which will improve safety for Vienna’s inhabitants and tourists by improving traffic flow on a network that is used by 800 million passengers a year.