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50/50 - Austria's mega-rail overhaul

Best looking infrastructure initiative

Austria’s ÖBB may not have the global fame of Germany’s DB or France’s SNCF but its current overhaul of most of the country’s main Hauptbahnhofs will soon have other rail operators rushing to Vienna and Innsbruck to sample new concourses, shopping facilities, public toilets and signage. While much of the project has included heavy facelifts to some stations, it’s also seen considerable new ­construction involving some of the country’s top architects and ­engineering firms…



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