New mobility hub to go ahead in Veddel
Hamburg Hochbahn announced plans Friday (August 25, 2023) to build a new mobility hub on the Elbe island of Veddel. The Cologne-based architectural firm, JSWD, recently presented the design of the so-called "Zusammenhub", which emerged from a Europe-wide tender. The plans foresee a bus depot, a bus interchange and other transport services, space for shops and other amenities as well as co-working spaces on a 20,000 square metre site. Construction is due to begin in 2025 and should be completed in 2029.
Latest hub to boost mobility transition
"The new 'Zusammenhub' will bring people on the Elbe island together in the truest sense of the word and address their individual mobility needs with a wide range of offers. People will find a very good selection of mobility solutions there including buses, trains, car sharing, on-demand providers or rental bikes instead of their own cars," said Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport. The new hub should advance the mobility transition and marks a further step towards the Hamburg-Takt under which public transport will be accessible within five minutes by 2030. The new mobility hub will also serve the burgeoning city south of the Elbe, where new residential housing is being built in Georgswerder and Wilhelmsburg, which the plans reflect, according to Tjarks.
Hub to feature shops, gym and other amenities
A four-storey bus depot for 160 e-buses with a garage will be built in two interlinked buildings near the S-Bahn station. The hub will also feature a supermarket and a chemist's as well as restaurants, a gym and co-working spaces. Sustainable materials such as recycled concrete and recycled aluminium among others will be used for construction. Solar panels and green spaces will be installed on the roof.