Overhead cables earthed for trackworks

…between the level crossing and the Rosengärtchen station on the U3 line.

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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

U-Bahn replaced with buses next week

Due to work taking place on the line, the U-Bahn U3 will be replaced with buses for the next two weeks.

From Monday, 13th August until Sunday, 26th August (2018) the rails at “Oberursel Bahnhof” are being replaced, so the trains will not be running between “Hohemark” and “Weißkirchen Ost”.  A replacement bus service will be in operation, with buses running every 15 minutes in the daytime and every 30 minutes at evenings and weekends.  From Thursday, 23rd August until Sunday, 26th August there are also no trains between “Weißkirchen Ost” and “Niederursel”, so the bus service will be extended to meet trains on the U8 route. [Read more…]

Changes to the U-Bahn route (U3) next week

Due to permanent way work at Südbahnhof the U3 will be terminating in Frankfurt at Heddernheim next week.

Between 2am on Monday, 8th January and 3m on Monday, 15th January, 2018, there will be no trains travelling on the “A-Line” between Willy-Brandt-Platz and Südbahnhof.

The U3 will terminate at Heddernheim, from where U1 and U2 trains will continue to Willy-Brandt-Platz.  The U8 will not be running, but there will be an increased service on the U9 line.  To avoid changing platforms at Heddernheim, passengers travelling to Frankfurt with the U3 should alight at “Zeilweg” and then take the U1.

The S-Bahn line S5 also connects Oberursel with the Hauptwache and is not affected by the changes.

U-Bahn replaced with buses in Frankfurt in July

Due to work taking place on the line, the U-Bahn U3 will not be able to travel the entire length of the line to Frankfurt-Südbahnhof.

From Saturday, 1st July until Sunday, 16th July, 2017, the U3 will terminate at Heddernheim.  There, a replacement bus service will take passengers to Hügelstraße.  The section between Hügelstraße and Südbahnhof will operate as a shuttle service.

From Monday, 17th July until Sunday, 30th July, 2017, the U3 will terminate Hügelstraße.  A replacement bus service will take passengers to Dornbusch from where the shuttle service will continue to Südbahnhof.

To get to the centre of Frankfurt quicker, it may be better to take the S-Bahn S5 from Oberursel.  To reach some parts of the city, a better alternative may be to change to the U9 in Niederursel, travel to Ginnheim, and then take the tram line 16.

 

U-Bahn replaced with buses next week

Due to work taking place on the line, the U-Bahn U3 will be replaced with buses next week.

From Monday, 24th April until Sunday, 30th April (2017) work is being carried out on the crossing at the Zimmersmühlenweg.  As a result the U3 will not be running between Niederursel and Hohemark.

Instead, a replacement bus service will be running with stops near to the U-Bahn stops.  However after Weißkirchen-Ost the bus will travel to Riedberg and the terminus of the U8 line, from where it will be possible to travel to Niederursel and onwards to Frankfurt.

The bus takes longer to complete the journey than the U-Bahn normally does, so it may be necessary to travel earlier in order to make connections with the S-Bahn in Oberursel.

 

Changes to the U-Bahn route (U3) at the weekend

Due to permanent way work on the line the U3 will be terminating in Frankfurt at Heddernheim this weekend.

Between Good Friday (14th April) and Easter Monday (17th April), the U-Bahn trains will be replaced by buses in Frankfurt between Miquel-/Adickesallee and Südbahnhof.

The U3 will terminate at Heddernheim, from where U1 and U2 trains will continue to Miquel-/Adickesallee.  The U8 will not be running, but there will be an increased service on the U9 line.

The buses are unable to stop directly at Hauptwache, with the replacement bus stops at Goethestraße travelling south and Neue Mainzer Straße travelling north.

The S-Bahn line S5 also connects Oberursel with the Hauptwache and is not affected by the changes.

Changes to the U-Bahn route (U3) at the weekend

Due to permanent way work on the line the U3 will be running along a different route this coming weekend.

On Saturday, 5th November, 2016 and Sunday, 6th November, 2016, between 7am and midnight the line will start as usual at Oberursel-Hohemark and continue towards Frankfurt.  After the “Wiesenau” stop, however, it will divert onto the U1 line and terminate at Ginnheim.

A bus shuttle service will be in operation between Heddernheimer Landstraße and Heddernheim.

To get to Frankfurt city centre, either use the bus connection and continue on the U-Bahn from Heddernheim, or continue in the U3/U1 to Ginnheim and change there to tram line 16.  Alternatively, use the S-Bahn S5 from Oberursel to Frankfurt.

 

Changes to U3 trains from Saturday

U-Bahn (U3) single unit train in Oberursel station on 12th August 2012Due to works on the track at Niederursel the U3 trains from Oberursel will terminate at Weißkirchen-Ost from Friday, 4th June until Tuesday, 14th June, 2016.

A replacement bus service will take rail passengers to Niederursel and Nordweststadt, from where the U1 will continue into Frankfurt.  The U1 will be running more frequently than usual.

The U8 route will not be serviced by trains and the U9 will only run between Riedberg and Nieder-Eschbach.

To get to Frankfurt without using the bus service it is advisable to change to the S5 line in Oberursel.

On Sunday, 12th June, works on a bridge in Bommersheim mean that the U3 will not be running at all and will be replaced by buses between Weißkirchen-Ost and Hohemark.

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…]

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