The 71 is one of Vienna's longer routes, heading down to the south-east of the city. It shares a significant section of its track with the 6 route, but much less off-peak when that service is curtailed at Fickeysstraße (Simmering depot). The 71 goes closest to the Hauptwerkstätte, the main workshop of Wiener Linien, but even so there is a short length of track specifically to serve the workshop.
The 71 is one of two routes worked from Simmering depot and is operated by E2 cars hauling c5 trailers or B class ULF cars.
© David Beilby