September 05, 2017

Construction starts on West Styria station

Written by  Erwin Reidinger
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Construction starts on West Styria station ÖBB/Frühwirt

AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has commenced construction of the new West Styria station, which is situated east of the Koralm tunnel in Groß Sainkt Florian, southern Austria.

The new station will have eight tracks and will be served by inter-city trains once the Koralm railway is completed. In addition, regional train services from Wies-Eibiswald and Deutschlandsberg will also serve the station as there will be short connecting line to the existing Graz - Vienna-Eibiswald branch line which is operated by Graz-Köflacher Railway (GKB).

With improved connections between GKB and inter-city trains, the journey time from Deutschlandsberg to Graz will be cut from 40 to 25 minutes. Passengers will also benefit from a 400-space car park when the new station opens in 2022.

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