One frustrated public transport user complains about his suffering, “It feels like something every day.” As a look at Wiener Linnean’s internal data shows, their sentiment is not deceiving them. There have been 1,567 delays this year due to broken down vehicles. And only on the metro network! Many Viennese find it underground. Especially those who can remember the better days of the public transport network in the world’s most liveable city. According to statistics, a total of 477 subway trains had malfunctions in 2014.
This Thursday too, the day again started with trouble for many Viennese. From 5:25 to 6:07 a.m., U2 was playing only to a limited extent. Here too the cause was a damaged vehicle.
The fare for U4 passengers was not much better. Due to operational disruption, several sections of the route remained closed from 5:12 am to 6:05 am.