Information on Viennas buses, trams and underground railway is soon to be written in English as well as German. Instructions like Pull sharply now adorn the doors of underground carriages alongside the corresponding German:Kurz ziehen. Signs reminding passengers not to talk to the bus driver and to hold on to the handles will soon be in English too. The move to make Vienna public transport bilingual coincides with Austrias presidency of the European Union, which began in January this year. Johann Ehrengruber, spokesperson for Vienna public transport, said that information in both languages will be kept simple and essential. All public transport in Vienna should have the bilingual signs by early March.
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