U3 (Hamburg U-Bahn)

The U3 is a line of the Hamburg U-Bahn. The ring line with a length of 20.68 kilometres (12.85 mi) serves 25 stations. The first part opened in 1912. The line starts in Wandsbek-Gartenstadt and leads via Barmbek into the ring passing through the city center and back to Barmbek.[1][2][3]

U3
Hamburg U3.svg
Hamburger Hochbahn - Plan der Linie U3.png
Overview
Stations25
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemHamburg U-Bahn
Operator(s)Hamburger Hochbahn
History
Opened1912
Technical
Line length20.68 km (12.85 mi)
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map

Wandsbek-Gartenstadt U1
Habichtstraße
Barmbek S-Bahn-Logo.svg
Saarlandstraße
Dehnhaide
Borgweg
Hamburger Straße
Sierichstraße
Mundsburg
U1 Kellinghusenstraße
Uhlandstraße
Eppendorfer Baum
Lübecker Straße U1
Hoheluftbrücke
U2 Schlump
Berliner Tor U1 U2 U4 S-Bahn-Logo.svg
S-Bahn-Logo.svg Sternschanze
Hauptbahnhof Süd U1 U2 U4 S-Bahn-Logo.svg Mainline rail interchange
Mönckebergstraße
Feldstraße
Rathaus U1 U2 U4 S-Bahn-Logo.svg
St. Pauli
Rödingsmarkt
HADAG S-Bahn-Logo.svg Landungsbrücken
Baumwall

HistoryEdit

 
U3 before line swap in 2009

The ring line was built from 1906 to 1912 and had a length of 17.48 km and with 23 stations. The first part of the line which was first opened in February 1912, was the part between Rathaus via Hauptbahnhof and to Barmbek. On 2 January 1967 the first part of the line to Billstedt opened with the section leading to Horner Rennbahn. Since then, the U3 line was not a ring line anymore until the year of 2009.[3]

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.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ T Turner (24 August 2015). Hamburg Travel Guide 2015: Have an Adventure!. T Turner. pp. 21–. GGKEY:AFQH4H7ZEJG.
  2. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hamburg. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1 April 2014. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-1-4093-5137-5.
  3. ^ 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. 155–. ISBN 978-3-7322-5204-6.
  4. ^ U2 U3 Linientausch 2009, hamburger-untergrundbahn.de, in German

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Coordinates: 53°32′25″N 9°59′36″E / 53.5402°N 9.9932°E / 53.5402; 9.9932