Vienna's new main station looks like it will start operating a very limited service on 9 December. For visitors this will mainly affect those taking trains to and from Bratislava. Would the Hauptbahnhof be the mot convenient place to catch Bratislava trains?
We used to advise people to take tram D from the centre to the Südbahnhof to get these trains, but I don't think the proposed extension of line D into the Hauptbahnhof is completed yet. I presume subway line U1 to Südtirolerplatz will be the best way to reach the Hauptbahnhof until then. Can anyone confirm this? And does anyone know what facilities will be open initially at the station (manned ticket office, shops, buffet etc)?
Some Bratislava trains stop at Wien Simmering which could be easier to reach and/or manoeuvre.