The 60 is an unusual route for several reasons. Until 2017 it started well out of the city centre and it runs to the south western extremity of the city. From the terminus at Rodaun it would take a minimum of two hours to travel by tram to the other extremity of the system at Aspern. The 60 also has more segregated running than most of the rest of Vienna's tram routes and features a significant amount of sleeper track. Very little track is shared with other routes.
From 2nd September 2017 the service was extended into the city from Hietzing to Westbahnhof, replacing that section of the 58 (at the same time the 10 was extended to replace the remainder of the 58). The larger vehicles used on the 60 will increase the capacity between Hietzing and Westbahnhof as the 58 used the smaller A1 type ULF.
This route sees a simple configuration of vehicles - it is worked from Speising depot using B (and more recently B1) class ULF cars and E2 cars hauling c5 trailers.
© David Beilby