Facing an increasing demand for housing in Vienna, suburban areas are becoming the focus of the urban development of Vienna. This leads to an increase in traffic demand and to an increased burden to the public transport network in Austria's capital city. In order to develop urban expansion areas in a sustainable way, it is important to plan a sustainable transport network at the same time. Within the diploma thesis, quality criteria of urban expansion areas are being elaborated on the basis of three reference examples in Vienna and options to control these quality criteria will be described. Additional to classical control instruments in the field of urban development, the diploma thesis theoretically classifies metro planning as further control instrument. Subsequently, the control options which are elaborated within the diploma thesis are being analyzed on the basis of the suburban area Kaiserebersdorf which was identified as potential urban development area by the author. Their effects on the quality criteria are examined using the case of Kaiserebersdorf. Thus, by route planning, track planning and station-placing effects on the area can be observed. In addition to the provision of existing central facilities, impulses for the development of new facilities, housing estates and business premises can be set by metro planning. In addition, it has been shown that the new transport service offers improved accessibility in the area and shorter travel time between newly developed locations and important facilities in other districts. Thus, the metro can have a substantial effect on improving the traffic situation and can affect the development of an area on different spatial levels (both urban and local).