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We want U7 not U5 say Facebook group

Following the news last week that Vienna is moving ahead with plans to construct the much-anticipated U5 line, a Facebook group is calling for the line to be named U7 so the city can continue as it always has without a U5.

Already notching up 400 followers, the tongue in cheek messages posted on the page call for Vienna to "look to the future" rather than to the past and include comedy alternatives to the U5 such as U9 3/4, a reference that might please Harry Potter fans.

Discussions over the building of a U5 line in the city, which currently has lines U1 to U4 and then U6, have been going on for decades although they were always held back over financial problems.

In February Wiener Linien announced that they might be soon moving forward with the decision making process after an opportunity to secure funding from the federal government arose.

It has now been confirmed plans for the U5 are going ahead but the finished line probably won't open until 2024 - giving the U5 Facebook campaign plenty of time to argue over the best name to give the new underground line.

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