August 8, 2017
The Flachgau and adjacent Upper Austria are scheduled to undergo significant upgrades within the next five years, including a new traffic concept. Amongst other things, the railway station Neumarkt-Köstendorf will be upgraded to a traffic hub. In cooperation with the state of Salzburg and the city of Neumarkt am Wallersee, ÖBB Immobilienmanagement (Real Estate Management) GmbH will build a Park & Ride Facility with 246 POV parking spaces.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Park & Ride Facility was scheduled for August 8, 2017 in attendance of Mayor Adi Rieger, LR Hans Mayr, Werner Baltram ÖBB und LA Josef Schöchlember. The facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the timetable change (December 9, 2017). The overall cost for this project is EUR 1.4 million.
Effective December, the new traffic hub Neumarkt-Köstendorf can be accessed from Salzburg in 20-minute intervals. Therefore three, instead of two short-distance trains per hour will be travelling in the direction of Straßwalchen. In addition, upon the timetable change, rail-jets will stop in Neumarkt-Köstendorf as well. In the Park & Ride Neumarkt Köstendorf project, WERNER CONSULT has been commissioned with the application and detail planning.