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Operator AKN
System Type Light Railway
Year Opened
# of Lines 3
# of Cars 50
Gauge Std
Power Diesel
Fare Media Tkts 
Website HVV
Data Date
1st Visit 1/00
Last Visit 1/00
% Rode 50%

Europe Transit > Germany > Hamburg

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The AKN is a rural commuter network to the north of Hamburg. AKN stands for cities it had connected at one time: Altona, Kaltenkirchen & Neumunster. It no longer serves Altona. The AKN works closely with the Hamburg transit authority. The AKN offers cross platform transfers with the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. The system utilizes articulated self-propelled diesel cars. At one time they used German rail buses. 

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ham-lr05.jpg (21142 bytes)An A1 train is leaving Ulzburg Sud, a major transfer point on the AKN system. (1/00) ham-lr06.jpg (23997 bytes)Another view of the same train. (1/00)
ham-lr01.jpg (21911 bytes)An A3 train is entering the center track. According to the Hamburg Map this train does not go here, but apparently it has been extended to transfer with the other 2 AKN lines at Ulzburg Sud. (1/00 video.) ham-lr02.jpg (25114 bytes)An A2 train on the center track at Ulzburg Sud. (1/00 video.)
ham-lr03.jpg (20707 bytes)An A2 train is leaving the center track at Norderstedt Mitte, transfer point with the U1. Just a few years ago the A2 continued south to Garstedt, the U1 replaced it in the late 1990's. (1/00 video.)

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