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Hamburg to expand public transport and to extent U4 metro line

Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN) contracted Max Bögl for first works. New Elbbrücken station to start operations in 2018. 180 million euro investment

After a Pan-European call for tenders, Max Bögl has been entrusted with work on the shell of the basement and the steel bridge. Max Bögl Group has already been responsible for the building shell and foundation engineering of the U4 service to HafenCity University. 13 years ago, the group successfully renovated two structures along the historic Ring U3 by order of Hamburg’s metro rail and bus network operator, Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN). The order now placed includes not only the necessary foundation work and the concrete constructions for the equipment rooms in the basement and the high-rise platforms, but also the steel work for two bridges. A particular challenge of this project is the co-ordination of the U4 works with the concurrent construction projects at Zweibrückenstraße and Freihafenelbbrücke.

180 Million Euro Project

With the extension of U4 and the new Elbbrücken (Elbe bridges) stop, the new neighbourhoods in the east of HafenCity currently under construction will be linked to Hamburg’s U-Bahn (metro) network and the city’s rapid rail system called S-Bahn. The distance between the two stops of HafenCity University and Elbe bridges will be about 1.3 kilometres long, with travelling time totalling approximately two minutes. HOCHBAHN is expecting additional 18,000 passengers per day on this service

Operations To Start in 2018

The extension of U4 with the Elbbrücken is scheduled to start operations in 2018. HOCHBAHN estimates the overall project including the parking area at almost 180 million euro.

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Founded in 1911, Hamburger Hochbahn AH, short HOCHBAHN, transports more than 1.2 million passengers each day by its fleet of more than 210 underground trains and 720 buses. As largest of the 34 partners in the Hamburg Transport Association (HVV), HOCHBAHN serves more than 1,400 stations. 4,800 employees work at the HOCHBAHN around the clock.

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