Blockupy returns to Frankfurt and disrupts public transport

This weekend sees a return of the Blockupy demonstrators to Frankfurt and as a result there will be changes to public transport services in the city centre.

From Thursday, 30th May 2am until Sunday, 2nd June, at 4am, the U-Bahn station “Willy-Brandt-Platz” will be closed.  The lines U1 to U5 and U8 will travel through without stopping.  The U5 will be running later into the night to ease changes at other stops.

Trams will not be running through the Altstadt.  Lines 11 and 12 will not run between Börneplatz and Hauptbahnhof.  The Ebbelwei-Expreß will not be running on Fronleichnam or on Saturday, and on Sunday will travel in both directions via Sachsenhausen.

Lines 11 and 12 will be combined, so that line 11 from Höchst Zuckschwedtstraße will continue from the Hauptbahnhof as line 12 to Rheinlandstraße.  Line 12 will run on the other side of the city from Hugo-Junkers-Straße via Bornheim Mitte and Konstablerwache to Börneplatz and continue from there as line 11 to Fechenheim Schießhüttenstraße.

Since there is also a sporting event taking place on Sunday, trams will not resume their normal service until around 4.30pm on Sunday.

Bus routes 33, 37, 46 and 64, along with night buses n1 and n8 will also be affected.  Route 64 will only run between Ginnheim and Miquel-/Adickesallee.

On Saturday morning route 33 will not be in service until 1pm.  Route 35 will only travel between Stresemannallee and Lerchesberg.  Route 46 will only run between Europaviertel and Hauptbahnhof.

Night buses n1 and n8 will be diverted to avoid Willy-Brandt-Platz.

As the situation in Frankfurt may change at any time, this information may change.  For the latest travel information (in German) follow @vgf_ffm on Twitter.  Follow us on @allthingsgerman for updates in English.


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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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