Four corridors run through the Austrian network:
- Scandinavian-Mediterranean crossing the western part of the country between the German and the Italian border, via Innsbruck.
- Baltic-Adriatic crossing the eastern part of the country, via Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt.
- Orient/East-Med between the Czech and the Hungarian borders, via Vienna.
- Rhine-Danube crossing the northern part of the country between the German and the Slovakian borders via Wels/Linz and Vienna.
ÖBB Infrastruktur AG is the national infrastructure manager of the Austrian network. This network has a part (over 1,100 km) which belongs to the Core Network Corridors.
Information regarding the Austrian network and its features can be found at:
National implementation plan
The Austrian National Implementation Plan (NIP) was delivered in 2017. It is fully compliant with the ERTMS European Deployment Plan.
According to the Austrian NIP:
- The entire network will be equipped with ERTMS level 2.
- For sections equipped with ETCS and PZB, the Class B system will be removed after three years of being equipped with ERTMS. On the contrary, LZB will be decommissioned as soon as ERTMS is deployed. Therefore, the full decommissioning of LZB is expected by 2030, and of PZB by the late 2030s. In addition, lines equipped with ETCS may be accessed by vehicles with ETCS onboard equipment only.
National Safety Authority
The Federal Ministry of Transport is the Austrian national authority for railway issues.