U2 (Hamburg U-Bahn)

The U2 is a line of the Hamburg U-Bahn which has a length of 24.543 kilometres (15.25 mi). It serves 25 stations. The line opened in 1913. It starts in Niendorf Nord and leads via the city center at Hauptbahnhof Nord to Mümmelmannsberg.[1]

U2
Hamburg U2.svg
Hamburger Hochbahn - Plan der Linie U2.png
Overview
Stations25
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemHamburg U-Bahn
Operator(s)Hamburger Hochbahn
History
Opened21 October 1913
Technical
Line length24.543 km (15.250 mi)
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map

Mümmelmannsberg
Steinfurther Allee
Merkenstraße
Billstedt U-Bahn Hamburg U4.svg
Legienstraße
Horner Rennbahn
Rauhes Haus
Hammer Kirche
Burgstraße
Berliner Tor U-Bahn Hamburg U3.svg
S-Bahn Hamburg S1.svg Hamburg S11.svg Hamburg S2.svg Hamburg S21.svg Hamburg S31.svg
Hauptbahnhof Nord U-Bahn Hamburg U1.svg Hamburg U3.svg
S-Bahn Hamburg S1.svg Hamburg S11.svg Hamburg S2.svg Hamburg S21.svg Hamburg S3.svg Hamburg S31.svg
Jungfernstieg U-Bahn Hamburg U1.svg Hamburg U3.svg Hamburg U4.svg
S-Bahn Hamburg S1.svg Hamburg S2.svg Hamburg S3.svg
 
 
to HafenCity Universität U 4
Gänsemarkt
Messehallen
Schlump U-Bahn Hamburg U3.svg
Christuskirche
Emilienstraße
Osterstraße
Lutterothstraße
Hagenbecks Tierpark
Hagendeel
Niendorf Markt
Joachim-Mähl-Straße
Schippelsweg
Niendorf Nord
¹  shares tracks with Hamburg U4.svg  

HistoryEdit

 
U2 before line swap in 2009

The first part of the line was opened on 21 October 1913 from Schlump to Emilienstraße. In 1914 it was extended to Hellkamp, a station which was closed and dismantled in 1964 and in 1965 replaced by new station Lutterothstraße.[1] In 2009 eastern parts of U2 and U3 lines were swapped behind Berliner Tor. Before that, the U2 line led to Wandsbek-Gartenstadt. Since then, it ends in Mümmelmannsberg, and the U3 became a ring line again with a branch to Wandsbek-Gartenstadt.[2]

Opening and closing datesEdit

  • 21 October 1913: Schlump – Emilienstraße
  • 23 May 1914: Emilienstraße – Hellkamp
  • 1 May 1964: Closure of the line Schlump – Hellkamp for several months because of works at Osterstraße and abandonment of Hellkamp station
  • 30 May 1965: (Schlump –) Lutterothstraße
  • 30 October 1966: Lutterothstraße – Hagenbecks Tierpark
  • 2 January 1967: Berliner Tor – Horner Rennbahn (as U3)
  • 24 September 1967: Horner Rennbahn – Legienstraße (as U3)
  • 29 September 1968: Hauptbahnhof Nord – Berliner Tor (as U21)
  • 28 September 1969: Legienstraße – Billstedt (as U3)
  • 31 May 1970: Billstedt – Merkenstraße (as U3)
  • 31 May 1970: Schlump – Gänsemarkt (as U22)
  • 3 June 1973: Gänsemarkt – Hauptbahnhof Nord
  • 1 June 1985: Hagenbecks Tierpark – Niendorf Markt
  • 29 September 1990: Merkenstraße – Mümmelmannsberg (as U3)
  • 9 March 1991: Niendorf Markt – Niendorf Nord

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ralf Heinsohn (2 October 2013). Schnellbahnen in Hamburg: Die Geschichte von S-Bahn und U-Bahn, 1907–2007 (in German). Books on Demand. pp. 117-. ISBN 978-3-7322-5204-6.
  2. ^ U2 U3 Linientausch 2009, hamburger-untergrundbahn.de, in German

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