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Operator Hamburger Hochbahn AG
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1912
# of Lines 3
# of Cars 903
Mileage 101 km
Gauge Std
Stations 89
Power 3rd Rail
Fare Media POP
Website HVV
Data Date 1996
1st Visit 1/00
Last Visit 4/00
% Rode 80%

Europe Transit > Germany > Hamburg
U-Bahn (Hochbahn)

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Hamburg Hochbahn

Hochbahn translated into English mean High Road. A good portion of the original line was and still is elevated. The first line opened in 1912. The term Hochbahn and U-Bahn are both used interchangeably in Hamburg. Originally the system was set up a ring or circle line with branches. Later the ring was broken up and is currently part of the U2 & U3 lines. The system provides timed transfers at some stations where the lines converge. This makes for an easy system to use.

The U1 is the longest route forming a large U with two branches on it eastern leg. The U2 uses one of the newest portions of the system. Two stations on this line Hauptbahnhof Nord and Jungfernstieg station have 4 trackways, only the two inner trackways have the U-Bahn tracks, the other two are empty for a possible future line. U3 operates on the famous elevated portion by the river front.


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