Niendorf Markt station

Niendorf Markt is a metro station in Niendorf1Hamburg on the Hamburg U-Bahn line U2.

Niendorf Markt
UU-Bahn.svg
Hamburg U-Bahn station
U-Bahnhof Niendorf Markt 1.jpg
The southwest entrance to Niendorf Markt
LocationGarstedter Weg
22459 Hamburg
Germany
Coordinates53°37′11″N 9°57′05″E / 53.6197°N 9.9515°E / 53.6197; 9.9515Coordinates: 53°37′11″N 9°57′05″E / 53.6197°N 9.9515°E / 53.6197; 9.9515
Operated byHamburger Hochbahn AG
Line(s)U 2
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHHA: NM[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
Joachim-Mähl-Straße U2 Hagendeel

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]

The construction of the subway extension to Niendorf began on 7 July 1979, almost a year after the tram line had been replaced by buses. At the same time, it was decided that Niendorf Markt would not be the terminus of the extension, but instead, that the line would be extended further to the new development areas of Niendorf Nord in a second construction phase. At the former terminus, Hagenbecks Tierpark, the sidings were rebuilt for the extension, which ran completely underground for environmental reasons.

On 5 November 1984, a museum train carrying politicians and reporters came to Niendorf Markt. The train was pulled by a diesel locomotive, since the line had not yet been electrified. The official opening of Niendorf Markt occurred a little under a year later, on 2 June 1985. The completion of the northern extension of the line to Niendorf Nord took until 9 March 1991, such that Niendorf Markt was the terminus of the U2 for about six years.[3]

ServicesEdit

Niendorf Markt is served by Hamburg U-Bahn line U2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Niendorf Markt". 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