BahnhofCity Wien Hauptbahnhof opened its doors on Friday, October 10, 2014.The center is situated only three subway stations from the city center in Vienna. The center features 90 stores, is attractive and an excellent meeting place for visitors. The Austrian Federal Railways or Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) developed the project and ECE has been offered the task of leasing and management.
Construction of the new central station in the capital city commenced during 2009. It will make shopping easier for rail travelers, residents of the city quarter surrounding it and visitors. It offers shoppers a sales area of 20000m², situated on two levels.
This new Central Station will connect rail routes from all directions for the first time. This will bring Vienna and the eastern part of Austria into the heart of Europe for the first time. From December 14, 2014, trains from Italy and Slovenia, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw will all make a stop at Vienna Central Station.
During December 2015, trains coming from the west will also make this a stop.
The station is a junction for around 145000 on a daily basis. A new city quarter is built surrounding the station and offers restaurants, offices, hotels, service outlets and shopping to visitors. The new district has also received a Motel One hotel.
ECE considered the shopping needs of residents, rail passengers, tourists and visitors when deciding on the retail mix. Most of the stores have been leased by fashion retailers. This will strengthen Vienna’s place in Europe as a shopping mecca.
BahnhofCity Wien Hauptbahnhof has become an exciting alternative to greenfield developments, which are only accessible by car.
The tenant mix includes Zero, Vero Moda, New Yorker, Intimissimi, Tezenis, Calzedonia, Hervis, Camp David and Desigual. Gift retailers include Nanu Nana and Pylones. For consumer goods or travel necessities, there is Libro, press&books, Bipa, Thalia, Marionnaud and Drogerie Müller. There is also a bank and a post office.
The choice of food stores complements the range of retailers. Interspar, an anchor, has a large hypermarket in the venue. There are at least a dozen food stores and bakeries, including Burger King, Starbucks, Subway and many others.
The new Central Station is close to public transport. Subway line 1 connects it to downtown Vienna, three regional train lines and nine local lines stop at Central Station. There will be a direct link with Vienna Airport. There are long-distance and regional buses which stop here. The center offers visitors about 630 parking spaces.
15 OCTOBER 2014, Austria