Hagendeel station

Hagendeel is a metro station on the Hamburg U-Bahn line U2.

Hagendeel
UU-Bahn.svg
Hamburg U-Bahn station
U-Bahnhof Hagendeel 1.jpg
The entrance to Hagendeel station
LocationHinter der Lieth
22529 Hamburg
Germany
Coordinates53°36′15″N 9°56′43″E / 53.6042°N 9.9453°E / 53.6042; 9.9453Coordinates: 53°36′15″N 9°56′43″E / 53.6042°N 9.9453°E / 53.6042; 9.9453
Operated byHamburger Hochbahn AG
Line(s)U 2
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHHA: HL[1]
Fare zoneHVV: A/203[2]
History
Opened2 June 1985; 36 years ago (1985-06-02)[1]
Services
Preceding station Hamburg U-Bahn Following station
Niendorf Markt U2 Hagenbecks Tierpark

HistoryEdit

Since 1955, the Hamburg tram system had been scaled back, until 1978, when the last tram line, line 2, to Niendorf ceased operations. In order to replace the tram line, a metro line to Niendorf was required. Since there was no money to finance the cost of building a new line from Stephansplatz to Niendorf via the Grindel quarter, Hoheluft, and Lokstedt, which would have followed the path of the former tram line 2, it was decided that the line to Eimsbüttel (the U2) would be extended instead.[3]

Originally, Hagendeel station was not in the original plans for the Niendorf extension, since the path between the existing terminus, Hagenbecks Tierpark, and Niendorf crossed a sparsely populated area. However, at the request of the Eimsbüttel district council, the Hagendeel stop, originally planned under the working title "Hinter der Lieth"[1] was added as a supplementary stop.

About a year after the end of tram service, construction of the Niendorf extension began on 7 July 1979. In order to cut costs, the extension was supposed to be built aboveground, but ended up being built underground for environmental protection reasons. The cost of construction also influenced how Hagendeel was built, as shown by the fact that the side platforms at the station are narrower than usual.[3]

ServicesEdit

Hagendeel is served by Hamburg U-Bahn line U2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Hagenbecks Tierpark". hamburger-untergrundbahn.de (in German). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Tarifplan" (PDF). Hamburger Verkehrsverbund. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ulrich Alexis Christiansen: Hamburgs dunkle Welten. Berlin 2. Aufl. 2010. ISBN 978-3-86153-589-8