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.

The S5 S-Bahn offers an alternative method of getting to Frankfurt, but it should be noted that access to the Park & Ride car park at the station will not be possible for vehicles using the normal railway crossing.  Instead cars should turn from the Feldbergstraße into the Nassauer Straße and use a temporary route via the area previously occupied by Raab Karcher (Nassauer Straße 15) which will be signposted.  It will not be possible to turn into this entrance coming from Bad Homburg or the motorway, meaning a detour via the Berliner Straße and Feldbergstraße.

Cyclists can access the station forecourt using the entrance on the Frankfurter Landstraße opposite the signal box.  Pedestrians can use a temporary path at the “Platz des 17. Juni” near where the taxis normally park.

For the first four days the level crossings at the end of the Philipp-Reis-Straße and Freiherr-von-Stein-Straße will also be closed.  In the case of the Philipp-Reis-Straße pedestrians will still be able to cross the tracks but traffic will be diverted along “Im Portugall”.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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