Missing tracks at Oberursel’s Station

The U-Bahn tracks at Oberursel’s station are being replaced this week.

Looking across the tracks

Looking towards the station

Farewell to the U2

The “U2” type of trains have been running on the lines through Frankfurt since the U-Bahn service started on 4th October, 1968, and have been a regular sight in Oberursel since 1978.  Recently they have been replaced by newer models – the “U5” is currently in use on the U3 line – and last weekend the day arrived for the last ones to be taken out of service.

For one day only, six of the remaining U2 trains, including three of the original sets, travelled back and forth between Oberursel-Bahnhof and Römerstadt, a route that was not even possible until 2010.  Along the route, enthusiasts gathered to use the last opportunity to take photos their last journeys.

Those original three train sets, numbered 303, 304, and 305, have been restored and repainted in their original livery.  They will be joining a collection of historic trains in Frankfurt that are maintained for private hire and special events. [Read more…]

How Oberursel is planning to re-develop the station area with the help of its citizens

The discussion taking place in Oberursel about the re-development of the station area is not new.  In fact, it has been going on for several decades as Mayor Hans-Georg Brum reminded local residents at a meeting in the Stadthalle this week.  He had even brought along a copy of the 1976 traffic concept to prove it!

But whilst some members of the town council may still be reminding people of how expensive the plan was to put a tunnel under the Nassauer Straße and join the road coming from Bad Homburg with the Weingärten by-pass, others – indeed a group of ordinary people from the town – had brought along suggestions of their own. [Read more…]

TaunusDisco for over 40s at Tanzschule Pritzer

Oberursel Station at night with the Taunus Disco going in insideA disco for over 40s is being held under the name of “TaunusDisco” in the dance school “Tanzschule Pritzer” in the old station building on Saturday, 13th October, 2012.

The music will be a mixture of current music such as “funk” and “soul”, and also some lesser-known pieces such as World Music, all mixed by DJ Param.

Entry is from 9pm and costs 8 Euro.

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Taunus Disco – Dancing in the station for the over 40s

Subway steps to be removed at the station

The subway entrance in May 2012

Work begins today (Wednesday, 19th September, 2012) to remove the old subway entrance at the main station in Oberursel.

The work will take place around the clock and should be finished on Monday.

As part of the work has to take place when the trains are not running this will be done at night, which may cause some noise at night.

 

TaunusDisco for over 40s at Tanzschule Pritzer

Music and Dance - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / james2000A disco for over 40s is being held under the name of “TaunusDisco” in the dance school “Tanzschule Pritzer” in the old station building on Saturday, 15th September, 2012.

The music will be a mixture of current music such as “funk” and “soul”, and also some lesser-known pieces such as World Music, all mixed by DJ Param.

Entry is from 9pm and costs 8 Euro.

Steam in Oberursel: 50 3552

50 3552 entering the station

Steam train 50 3552, built in 1942, pulling carriages from the 1950s through Oberursel station on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

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Even smaller U-Bahn trains…

U-Bahn (U3) single unit train in Oberursel station on 12th August 2012

Due to works on the line last weekend, there was a shuttle service between Heddernheim and Oberursel running with single-unit trains.

TaunusDisco for over 40s at Tanzschule Pritzer

Music and Dance - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / james2000A disco for over 40s is being held under the name of “TaunusDisco” in the dance school “Tanzschule Pritzer” in the old station building on Saturday 18th August, 2012.

The music will be a mixture of current music such as “funk” and “soul”, and also some lesser-known pieces such as World Music, all mixed by DJ Param.

Entry is from 9pm and costs 8 Euro.

Grosse Hammerform – the large hammer at the station

The large hammer at Oberursel station

The “Grosse Hammerform” (large hammer) is a combination of burnt and unburnt oak and was made by sculptor Eberhard Müller-Fries during the Hessentag.

It forms the start of the “Skulpturenachse” (Sculpture axis) between the station in Oberursel and the Hohemark.

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