U6 (Frankfurt U-Bahn)

The metro line C or C- track is the third track on the net the Frankfurt U -Bahn.

It represents an important east -west connection in Frankfurt's transport system and thus connects the north-western parts of the city Hausen and Praunheim to the railroad station and Enkheim. The project is inextricably linked with the track " rail Free downtown " was a local political scandal in 1986.

It has in the densely built-up, inside urbanized districts twelve underground stations, including the two used together with the S -Bahn stations four-track main guard and Konstablerwache. At the tunnel route close to the west and two to the east another walk- access route to.

  • 2.1 1986: Rail Free downtown?
  • 2.2 1992: the Ostend line
  • 2.3 1999: U -Bahn to the Ostbahnhof
  • 2.4 2008: U4 extension to Enkheim
  • 2.5 Further expansion
  • 4.1 Hanauer Landstrasse
  • 4.2 light
  • 4.3 Steinbach
  • 4.4 mountains
  • 4.5 Eschborn

Course, route description

Tabulated list of sections

The C- line can be divided into five different sections: in the two lines used by traditional route between Industriehof and Zoo and four track branches into which the original route branches at its western and eastern end. These connecting lines used exclusively by each line.

Officially, the C- section is, however, divided into sections in a different way. These are usually numbered with Roman numerals. However, the connection route to Enkheim has an Arabic one, the western union routes are nameless. Specifically, the following numbering (from west to east) the following applies:

The numbering sequence should reflect the sequence in which the sections were originally built. However, the priorities have now shifted.

The two unnamed western connecting lines are former tram routes run through the neighborhoods Praunheim, Roedelheim and Hausen and develop this predominantly residential areas.

In the following, all sections now be considered in order from west to east.

Highway - Industriehof

The longer of the two branches route is traveled by the U6 and is located on the central reservation of the dual carriageway most developed Ludwig- Landmann-Straße, which serves as the entry and exit road. The path on which the tram line 22 reversed until 1986, was built back in the 70s in connection with the construction of the central workshop of the military road light rail similar and traced out road independently. At the opening of the C- line therefore hardly rebuilding measures were required, the existing platforms were only brought to a uniform length of 90 meters. A further expansion took place only in the last few years, the line was thereby equipped with accessible high platforms and approaches.

The track begins with a three-pronged system to turn the high road in the amount of a transformer station. It is mostly surrounded by agricultural fields where in the future the industrial area Praunheim should arise. About a single-track connection route is from there that about one kilometer distant light rail central workshop in Roedelheim accessible. There, all rail vehicles VGF maintenance. After this junction where the route crosses the orthogonally extending highway and enters the central strip of the Ludwig- Landmann-Straße. There is - now about 100 meters - the same city railway station highway. She received in 2004 a high platform in the middle position and was merged with the formerly very nearby station Ebelfeld and therefore offset to the south. In order not to prolong the transfer distances to actually trains running only by the highway bus line 60, the bus stop was moved to the Ludwig- Landmann-Straße and built a U-turn just before the terminus of the U6. The bus stop is currently still in the tentative state while the light rail station is equipped according to the latest design stops the VGF. It opens up the settlement Praunheim, which was built in the 20s as part of Ernst May's housing program New Frankfurt, as well as a small shopping center.

About 500 meters further follows the light rail station Cemetery West Hausen, which bears the name of the nearby cemetery. The cemetery Westhausen one of the largest cemeteries in Frankfurt and also houses a memorial to 4788 Italian military and civilian members who are killed in the Second World War. The cemetery is named for the 1929-31 settlement built Westhausen that begins at the bus stop and was also designed by Ernst May. Together with the next station Stephan - Heise - road over a thousand apartments counted settlement and the Liebig -Gymnasium is developed. Both stations are very similar expanded: they have both high-level platforms, each with a ground-level access and an underpass, which is combined at the station cemetery Westhausen by ramps to the sidewalk Kollwitzstraße that crosses under the Ludwig- Landmann-Straße.

In the course of the route developed as motorway A 66 crosses and thus leave the district Praunheim, in whose bounds is, incidentally, the settlement Westhausen. Behind the motorway bridge is the station Hausener way. It is located at the intersection of the same road with the Ludwig- Landmann-Straße, opens up the adjacent residential areas of Hausen and Roedelheim and offers the possibility of bus line 34 to upgrade. The station was rebuilt as the first on this Streckenast for accessible guidelines. The former walk- platforms were replaced with high-level platforms and traffic light controlled pedestrian crossings constructed to replace the subways. The underpass was - in contrast to the previous two stations - no longer be connected to the platforms, since about the new ramps are to the pedestrian crossing. However, it remains passable as connecting both sides of the street. In addition, located at the southeast end of the stairs to stop yet Nidda riverside path. The Nidda is crossed directly after the station Hausener way.

The following station Fischstein had last still low platforms. The conversion has been completed end of May 2011. (→ see below); the station was relocated here a few 100m into town.

On the U6 therefore operate only vehicles of the type Ptb (→ see below). By rail central workshop at the high road is the affecting this section very varied traffic of different vehicles - from rail cars of all series on low-floor vehicles tram to service vehicles, and old museum vehicles - but almost commonplace.

Hausen - Industriehof

The western end of the U7 runs at ground level on the median strip of the road on the High road through the district of Hausen. Unlike the route to the highway was expanded light rail moderately until the opening in 1986 and received its own roadbed as well as high-level platforms. The earlier running here tram line 18, however, showed partly single-track route, but continued to lead until the final stop Praunheim bridge.

The terminus Hausen located at the beginning of the Praunheimer country road at the Willi - Brundert settlement. After a few 100 meters ride the motorway A 66 crosses under. The following stop Big Nelkenstraße opens up the old town center with Hausener the bread factory. This station has the only two side platforms that are not opposite, but are offset: the train stops in each direction before crossing the Great Nelkenstraße.

After a good kilometer route meets the U6 and the street Am Industriehof and ends there together with the other route into the station Industriehof.

Industriehof - Zoo

Bock Home and Westend

The two western branch branches from Hausen and Praunheim converge at the Friedrich- Wilhelm von Steuben Street and reach the station Industriehof. The station is located on the eastern edge of the business park Industriehof in the amount of Insterburger road. South of the station close to tram tracks towards Breitenbachbrücke that are used only for operating rides. Between these tracks the subway goes over a ramp into the C- Tunnel, the core of the C- line.

The C- tunnel passes under the Main- Weser Railway and turns east from the charming old town of the district Bock home. The following station church square is below the Ginnheimer highway and the adjacent blocks. This station is named after the Protestant James' Church, which is located at the northern end of the small square. In addition to religious motives can be found in Metro Station and old pictures of the formerly independent city Bock home. The route is the first underground station in the postmodern style of the 1980s. The tunnel reached after about 400 meters, the relatively narrow Leipziger Straße, in the run the two tubes one above the other. Under this Bockenheimer main shopping street is the same subway station, decorated with images of older subway systems such as Paris or London.

After another East swing reached the subway, again side by side, the former tower of Frankfurter Landwehr, Bockenheimer waiting, and thus the Westend district of Frankfurt. Metro Station Bockenheimer waiting below the same place and thus opens up essentially the Bockenheim Campus of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Photos are up from the everyday life of the university from the 80s on the walls. About the western exit the Set against the Bockenheimer Depot stop of tram line can be reached 16. The station is since 2001 interchange to the D- line. At the eastern end of the platform share a common B- plane, which is designed as a rotunda, the entrances to the two station buildings. Immediately after the station is located south of the tunnel was a single-track line curve to the D- line, which is used only for operational trips. It is the only underground connection of two basic routes in Frankfurt.

The continuation of the route passes below the Bock Landstraße along and get so to the West Metro Station. The station of the architectural firm A. C. Walter and partner is characterized by floral elements and thus points to the proximity to the Palm Garden. However, the area around the station, the eponymous district Westend-Süd, is also known for many high-rise office buildings, like the neighboring WestendDuo. At the end of the 1.3 km long trestle Landstraße the route leaves the West End.


Following this, the route reaches the front of its Alte Oper opera space, under which the also of AC Walter designed metro station Alte Oper is located. The station was built as the first Frankfurt tunnel station completely free of supports and engages with its arched structures Neorenaissancearchitektur the famous Opera House on. Immediately behind the station, the C- tunnel combined with the City Tunnel opened in 1978 the S-Bahn. Both routes follow now jointly the course of what became known as the Great Freßgass Bockenheimer road to rapid transit node main station.

The main guard station is a four-track community station take the S -Bahn. The subway used here, the two outer tracks, which are accessible via two side platforms. Cross among them is the railway station of the A- line, which can be switched here. At the upper station, the four-track tunnel connects under the Zeil. The main station is considered the most central square of the city, many important main downtown streets start here.

The station Konstablerwache is also a four-track Community Station. However, here are two central platforms are arranged so that each can be switched at the same platform between S- and U -Bahn. Can also be switched to the lines of the B- line and the tram at the Konstablerwache.

After unloading, the S- Bahn line to the south and a small " track field " with the three-pronged siding Zoo underground station is reached in Ostend. He is below the Alfred -Brehm -Platz in front of the company building the Frankfurt Zoo. In the immediate vicinity lie the Heinrich -von- Gagern high school and two hospitals. Designed in numerous animal motifs Bahnsteighalle also extends over the overlying B- level. The northern of the two platforms is a central platform on which each metro line towards the city center runs on a separate track. Meanwhile, the southern platform is used with only one track of all trains out of town together.

Zoo - Ostbahnhof

While the western branch branches be traveled since the opening, the Zoo underground station was a few years common terminus of both lines. Now the route branches here on the two eastern route branches. The walk to the East Railway Station is just about 750 meters, the shortest leg of the Frankfurt U- Bahn network. The two tunnel tubes connect to the two outer tracks of the subway station zoo. The northern coming from the Ostbahnhof railway passes under the tunnel the connection route to Enkheim. Thus, a grade- threading the U6 trains is possible on the original route.

The route initially under the zoo grounds and then passes under a right curve a few blocks and the Danziger Platz. He is the forecourt of the East Railway Station. At the southeastern end is the reception building and including the Ostbahnhof underground station. This section opened in 1999, is the latest addition to the C- section and provides a shortcut to regional traffic. The Ostbahnhof has no S- Bahn station, but it could be greatly enhanced on the grounds of the adjacent market hall in the future by the planned nordmainische S -Bahn and the new European Central Bank.

The outer walls of the subway station are equipped with large-format black and white photographs of the river Main and its bridges from the 19th - 21st Century decorated. The central platform has direct daylight through the glass roof of the central building access on the Danziger Platz in front of the station building. The station was eight years only accessible from there. In order to allow access from the south of the east railway station located Hanauer Landstrasse, another channel was built and extended the platform of the subway station. In addition, the tram line was 11 there an additional stop in order to enable a better transfer.

Zoo - Enkheim

Ostend and Bornheim

After passing under the zoo, the subway line leads to Rhönstraße and runs along the road. From the junction Waldschmidtstraße to Frankfurter Allee ring the Metro Station Habsburgerallee which is named after the southeastern section of the ring road stretches. As the following two stations also this is very simple in compared to the stations in Bock home and in the West End. Dominant design elements are the octagonal pillars, according to which ceiling lights and floor covering set up. The color of the column and the motifs on the exterior walls are the most obvious distinguishing feature in the three stations of the line Ostend. In the station Habsburgerallee the columns are green and on the wall is a mosaic with donkeys of the artist Manfred Stumpf. The following Metro Station Parliament Square is located at the end of Rhönstraße below a tight space conversions. In the vicinity is the East Park. The Pillars of the station are yellow and wall motifs show black and white images of communicating people.

The last station of the tunnel Ostend line is the Metro Station ice rink, which is below the planned settlement of Ernst May Bornheimer Hang and already belongs to Bornheim. The settlement and the metro station are on the verge of almost 20 meters high elevation of the same name. An access is located on the Ratsweg, another leads directly from the slope on the solid square in front of the ice rink Frankfurt. The station architecture has blue columns and winter photographs on wine-red walls in this case.

Between ice rink and stadium at the Bornheimer Hang ends of the C- tunnel and the tracks lead out through a portal from the Bornheimer Hang.

Riederwald, Seckbach and Enkheim

After a few meters the track reaches the road on alder, to the left - there behind the parallel Riedgraben - is the district boundary between the northern and the Seckbach Riederwald. The following station Johanna- Tesch -Platz is also used for so-called Ausschiebefahrten tram, whose tracks recently - coming from Ratsweg - open into the C- track and link the tram network to the depot east. For this reason, there is subsequent to the out of town leading high platform of the city railway station also a short low platform to allow passengers to get off at the front door of the low-floor cars on the line 12 and 14 used.

The eastern part of the route U7 between Johanna- Tesch -Platz and Enkheim is a city railway moderately converted former tram route. Here drove to 1992 lines 18 ( Inheidener Str [today Ernst -May- Platz] - Zoo - Hanauer Landstrasse - ice rink - Enkheim ) and 23 (Bornheim - Ratsweg - ice rink - Enkheim ) and on a stretch of road of the line 20 (Bornheim - Ratsweg - ice rink - Bergen [ to 1986 ], then line 12). For the subway stations were built with high platforms, increased curve radii and reduced crossing points and equipped with traffic lights.

The route runs - immediately after leaving the tunnel ( at the stadium at the Bornheimer Hang ) - north along the road on alder. At the confluence of the Borsigallee the route turns left towards the north and is now continuing on the median strip of the road. At the station Seckbacher Gwinnerstraße branched to 1992, the tram line 20 ( last 12) to Bergen from which was shut down shut down when the subway. The Seckbacher station Krupp road about 100 meters before the end of the eastern section of the A 66 which is for commuters from the eastern outskirts of great importance. For this reason, here is the big Seckbacher park - and-ride car park, which is designed to encourage drivers to switch to the subway. Until 30 March 1957, the terminus Lahmeyerstraße was still at the then city limits ( the district of Hanau ) tram line 18, on March 31, then, was about to for today's terminus in Enkheim extended. The following station connects the mall Hessen-Center and opposite markets. The terminus Enkheim was redesigned consuming, thus is located between the two outer platforms a two -lane one-way bus lane with breakpoints to switch into or out of further bus routes.


1986: Rail Free downtown?

The construction of the C- line display of mining was carried out in advance and thus took far more consideration to the urban fabric than the earlier works. The heart of the C- line, the Zeiltunnel ( approximately from the Opera Square to the corner Zeil / Breite Gasse ) had already been established during the construction of the S -Bahn tunnel with. These only joined in the east for a short distance until the provisional terminus zoo. To the west of the tunnel followed the same route as the very first (1872 ) horse railroad in the city: from the main station on Opera Square, Bock Landstraße and Leipziger Strasse in the old core Bock home. To the west, after passing under the Main- Weser line, he led via a ramp on the median strip of the Steuben Street. Immediately after that cross the tracks like a tram a major intersection - the end of the rail line. The connecting lines to Hausen and highway were reconstructed tram tracks, the latter of which was not even given high-level platforms.

In the architecture of the underground stations attention has been paid to a much greater extent than previously, an appealing design. You should also take advantage of the surroundings of the stations with respect. So the church square station owes its ajar to a religious building architecture of the neighboring Protestant James' Church, the station Alte Oper refers with its round arches on the neo-Renaissance style of the opera house, and the Zoo Underground Station may refer to friendly crocodiles Place the waiting passenger. An output on the Bockenheimer waiting station was built in the form of an ancient tram car, which erupts from the earth to the surface.

With the opening of the C- route to the zoo, the concept of a rail outside downtown should be realized. All tram lines in Old Town, Downtown and Westend should shut down except for a few remaining feeder lines to the underground and S-Bahn and the recovered road surfaces are enhanced urban planning. This decision was taken by the long-standing SPD city government since 1977 and adopted by the absolute majority ruling CDU. Against the decommissioning plans, however, founded a citizens' initiative, which quickly garnered over 60,000 signatures so that the competent governmental President refused as the supervisory authority the application for decommissioning. The magistrate then said from the planned 27 September 1986 Opening of the new subway and the many planned for the occasion celebrations. Even private opening ceremonies were prohibited and monitored compliance with the ban by the police. After city and regional council agreed to a compromise, which provided for the preservation of Altsstadtstrecke and the trains running through the old tram line 11, the subway was still opened without ceremony on 11 October.

First, wrong on the C- route the lines:

  • U6 highway - Zoo
  • U7 Hausen - Zoo;

The U7 only two stations had their own (Grand Nelkenstraße and Hausen ).

1992: the Ostend line

Construction work on the extension of the C- route to the East was started in 1985. On 20 February, the ground breaking ceremony was performed by Mayor Wallmann. On June 1, the parallel tram line 13 was decommissioned in the Rhönstraße. Since the track had only minor importance, was abandoned to the construction of costly detour routes in the area of ​​station sites and taught instead for the duration of construction a rail replacement bus services a.

As mentioned in the first section of the C- section, the three underground stations Habsburgerallee, Parliament Square and ice rink in an open, covered pit, the running tunnels, however, were built in a closed, mining method. The stations were designed for reasons of cost of external architects, but by the light rail construction office itself, which led to significantly less than spectacular results in the first phase.

The tunnel route along the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadium, the venue of the FSV Frankfurt, via a ramp to the surface. The to be taken over in connection tram route was realigned in places; in the area of the district Riederwald it is parallel to the street, in the ensuing Borsigallee on the median strip of the same. The extension from the zoo after Enkheim was opened on 30 May 1992, has since traveled by the U7.

1999: U -Bahn to the Ostbahnhof

The latest enlargement of the C- section is designated as C IVa branching from the zoo to the Ostbahnhof, which went into operation on 29 May 1999. This route is served by the U6 line. Like the northern branch passes under this tunnel first the zoo grounds, then, only to reach as a result several blocks and the Danziger Platz the new metro station Ostbahnhof. As the second of now three underground stations in Frankfurt this station received a glass roof and direct daylight.

As of August 2001, the first reaching only up to the embankment of the Frankfurt- Hanau Railway Station to the east has been extended. Although the station was long enough for a triple traction Ptb wagons used on the U6 line in its original form, but there were some drawbacks: On the one hand had to retract the trains at a speed of 10 km / h on the other side would not fit in a 4-car train series U2E. Since the Ptb cars should be replaced in the medium term, the expansion was necessary. With the expansion of the station also won the long required east exit towards Hanauer Landstrasse.

The expansion doubled the length of the station almost. She was completed in the building shell was in February 2004 and was opened after completion of interior finishes on 26 April 2007. Contrary to the original tender it was created not cover method, but by means of pre-press technology in order to shorten the construction time from four to two years. In this two tunnel segments, which include both the plane of the track and a pedestrian underpass overlying by compressed into 50 - cm increments below the railway embankment. Since the tracks in the station describe a curve, had the exterior walls due to this procedure, but are created at right angles, the thickness of the outer walls in the extended part of the station is not uniform.

The station Ostbahnhof is so far the only underground terminus at the Frankfurt network, was waived at the turn of the construction of a facility; contact the trains, as usual at ground level end stations directly on the platform. A lying between road and platform level distribution of levels missing in the new east end of the station also; whose function is taken from the pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks.

2008: U4 extension to Enkheim

Since 2008, the section between Schäfflestraße and Enkheim is also traveled by each train line U4. The line was initially extended in the summer of 2008 for half a year on a trial basis over the operating range of the depot from the east end of the B - route to the station Schäfflestraße and was associated there with the U7. After the ridership developed positively in the test phase, this new connection went to the timetable change on 14 December 2008 in the control mode on and was also extended to the terminus Enkheim. The line U4 alternately - as the terminus - the Seckbacher highway or Enkheim ( People's House ) on.

Further expansion

The 25 -year-old track is still in need of rehabilitation. The only major improvement measure on the C- track was 2004, the reconstruction of the aerial port range of U6. Furthermore, some adjustments were made at stations. So eliminated the stop Ebelfeld, the terminus highway was shifted by 100 meters to the south.

After the reconstruction of the station " fish stone " 105 meters long high-level platforms that also allow the use of four-car trains, stations now have all of the C- line via an accessible height same entry. Since the original 90 meter long station " fish stone " was bounded by two road crossings, an extension of 105 meters was not readily possible. Since the competent town council had rejected a relocation or closure of the station, the remodeling plans by three years of on ice until 2006 that the planned relocation to the East finally agreed. The renovation of the station started in July 2010, on 31 May 2011, the operation was resumed after completion of the work.

With the commissioning of the rail cars of the type U5 on the U6 line in 2012, the tracks all make shared from this line stations were (including Ein-/Ausschieber to the depot East) raised to achieve a platform height of 80 cm above top of rail. As in 2013, the first cars were used on the line U7, fit one of the remaining stations along the C- line.

Opening data

Expansion plans

Hanauer Landstrasse

Currently, there are plans to extend the branch of U6 from Ostbahnhof along the Hanauer Landstraße until Ratswegkreisel. Then, to be achieved at current tram route in the central position of the Hanauer Landstrasse the Fechenheim district. The planning is in some competition to build the nordmainischen S- Bahn line to Hanau, because instead of the S -Bahn also an extension of the U6 to Hanau is possible. Since the city has ruled in favor of nordmainischen S- Bahn line, the construction is unlikely.


A short extension of the rail line in the Bergen- Enkheim district along the street lamp to the lido mountains is not currently being pursued. The reasons are the immediately adjacent nature reserve and the unclear development of building area light.


At the western end of the U6 already existed in the 1980s, plans to extend the route to Steinbach or even further to Kronberg Oberhöchstadt. By this, the Steinbach kept free for an originally planned city motorway route, including the underpass could be used under the A5, a former gas station of the American army on the highway could be converted to the park - and-ride space. The project was included in the General Transport Master Plan 2005, but a concrete timetable for the construction does not yet exist.


Also since 2005, a reactivation of the former tram route is provided to Bergen in the general transport plan that is to be supplemented by a short tunnel in the Old Town Berger.


Since early 2013, the Frankfurt Traffic desk can be a possible extension of the subway line 6 Check to Eschborn. The Frankfurt traffic department head has even been a corresponding concrete investigation of the project in order. This involves the extension of the metro line 6, which currently ends at the highway in Praunheim. Also a stop in the industrial area Helfmann Park is possible under certain circumstances. This would " enhance the Eschborn site even further ," according to the mayor of Eschborn. A detailed schedule for the project is not yet give. However, in the foreseeable future there will be a meeting with representatives from Eschborn, Frankfurt and Oberursel to metro theme. The Greens in Hochtaunuskreis have recently pronounced even for an expansion of the U6 over Eschborn addition, with stops in Steinbach and Kronberg. The town of Oberursel in Hochtaunuskreis has been connected already a long time ago on the subway line 3 to the Frankfurt U- Bahn network.

Depot, sidings

The vehicles used on the C- lines are stationed at the depot east. The depot was opened in 2003 and also serves the B route. It is located in Seckbach district, parallel to the motorway A 661 and is reached by the C- route from a junction between the stations Johanna- Tesch -Platz and Schäfflestraße.

At The Zoo Underground Station, there is also an underground parking area.

If a service line connects to the terminus military road that leads to Roedelheim for rail central workshop where more work is done on the vehicles of all lines.

Rolling stock

The original plan was to create more vehicles of the type U3 for use on the C- line. For cost reasons, this plan was dropped, however, which went into operation in 1972-1978 rail cars of the type Pt were instead used for the operation. However, since 2008 also operate U3 car on a portion of the C - line, since the 2008 extended the range of U7 U4 shared between Schäfflestraße and Enkheim.

These were originally intended for the combined operation of light rail and tram routes and therefore have fold-up steps, which allows use on high platforms and conventional tram stops. The vehicle is a three-part double articulated railcars, the central part has no doors, which delays the exchange of passengers at stations. For the underground operation with a high volume of passengers the vehicle has therefore proved to be not very useful.

The decision to use the relation to the other rail cars 30 cm narrower Pt - car, with the result that on the stretch between Industriehof and highway no high-level platforms could be built. Since the light rail Central Workshop was opened in 1978 beyond the station highway, had this route for transfer trips of broader types of vehicles U2 and U3 are used. This would however designed high platforms can not pass for 2.35 m wide vehicles. On the branch of the U7 and on the underground sections transfer trips were not provided by 2.65m wide light rail vehicles, the local high-level platforms could therefore be adjusted by bolted steel profiles for the use of Pt - car.

The commissioning of the U4 - railcar on the A- line enabled in summer 1998, the transfer of U2 railcar on the C- line. These were rebuilt in the door area (variant U2E ), providing for a smooth entry of 96 cm high platforms was possible. At the same time required for the urban rail system Pt - cars were rebuilt: Folding levels were reduced by 15 cm offset outwards (type Ptb ), so that a joint operation with wider U- vehicles became possible. Within a night, the attached metal profiles were removed at all stations of the C- line. Now Since the renovation of the station Industriehof in the same year it was possible the U7 to use with U2E - cars there Indemnified Pt - cars were henceforth used in the tram network, where they allowed the withdrawal of the tramcars of type M.

On the U6 but only Ptb cars could continue to be used until 2011. Although since 1998, most stations were equipped with 105 -meter high platforms, the station Fischstein pointed to May 2011, but still low platforms on. A reconstruction of the station is now completed ( → see above). In the summer of 2012 began, slowly peel off the Ptb railcars from the U6: since June 2012, together with the Ptb cars operate provisionally three U2H railcars and since late summer 2012, the first U5 rail cars of the C- line on the U6.

The vehicles of the types U2E and Ptb to be replaced by 2015 by the under construction since 2008, light rail vehicles of the type U5. Since this type of vehicle has a step-in height of 87 cm, most stations have to be adjusted accordingly by raising the tracks until then. The work on it started in 2012.


The timetable is inspired not by the operator VGF, but by the local transport company traffiQ.