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Vienna U-bahn sees a drop in passenger numbers

Fewer people have been using public transport in Vienna according to figures released by Wiener Linien for 2013.

Passengers in the year fell to 900 million, a drop of more than 906 million from the high level in the previous year - equating to less than a 1% drop.

Reasons given for the decline included the bad weather in the winter months of last year. "2012 was also a leap year, so there had been one day less," said Manager at Wiener Linien Gunter Steinbauer. "This alone would mean three million passengers less than last year."

Decreases were only recorded on the U-Bahn however, with the exception of the U6 line, with buses and trams actually seeing an increase. Despite the fall in price of the annual season ticket from 449 Euros to 365 Euros, sales of the annual passes are still short of the 600,000 mark.

Wiener Linien are planning to invest around 460 million Euros in the public transport network this year, including continuing upgrades to the U6 line and modernising the U4. Tram tracks around the Burgring and 30 other locations in Vienna will also be improved.

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