Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Wuppertal is a medium size german city located 20 kilometers east of Dusseldorf. It has 350,000 inhabitants.
Its metro system is very characteristic, a suspended monorail, unique in Europe.
The first and only line of Wuppertal Wuppertal Suspension Railway became operational in 1901 with the section between Kluse and Zoo.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, as it is known, moves 25 million passengers per year. It is the oldest monorail transport system with wagons suspended in the world. It is an unique system. Over a distance of 13.3 kilometers, the light rail in Wuppertal flows through the Wupper Valley area between the two terminal stations: Rittershausen (currently Oberbarmen) and Vohwinkel, floating above the Wupper river for 10 kilometers at 12 meters above the ground. The section between Sonnborner Straße and Vohwinkel, above the streets of Vohwinkel, circulates at 8 meters along a distance of 3.3 km.

An end to end trip takes about 30 minutes and serves 20 stations.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Lines and stations

Stations: Oberbarmen (Terminal del Este), Wupperfeld, Werther Brücke, Alter Markt, Adlerbrücke, Loher Brücke, Völklinger Straße, Landgericht, Kluse, Hauptbahnhof, Ohligsmühle, Robert-Daum-Platz, Pestalozzistr, Westende, Varresbecker Straße, Zoo/Stadion, Sonnborner Straße, Hammerstein, Bruch, Vohwinkel (Termnal del Oeste)

Hours and frequency

The frequency at rush hour is ,Monday to Friday, 4 minutes, 6 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays 8 minutes. After 21:00 the frequency decreases to 15 minutes. The hours are 5:20 am to 23:00 p.m. The schedule chart can be checked out online.

There are 18 trains running during rush hour and regular times. Only in the evenings / nights there are 11 trains.

Tickets and fares

A single ticket for the monorail in Wuppertal costs 2.5€ for adults and 1.5€ for children.

TagesTicket (Day ticket)

A day pass allows a person or group of people to use the bus and monorail in Wuppertal for a whole day. It is perfect for exploring the city on a one-day stay. Children under age 6 are free.

  • 1 person: 6,60 €
  • 2 people: 9,70 €
  • 3 people: 12,80 €
  • 4 people: 15,90 €
  • 5 people: 19,00 €

KombiTicket Zoo

Valid for use Wuppertal monorail and enter the Wuppertal Zoo. All trips you need in one day.

  • Adults: 15,00 €
  • Children: 8,00 €

Accesibility

All stations are equipped for passengers in wheelchairs and have modern elevators.

Security and safety

Since 2004 there are surveillance cameras for the safety of passengers.

Curious facts

All stations are 13 meters wide and 25 meters long.

The only original station is the Central Station.

It is one of the systems affected by the 2nd World War, where it was damaged. Just a year after war service operated normally.
Only Kluse station,that was completely destroyed, was rebuilt much later, in 1999.

German name: Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen

It is one of the safest transportation systems in the world.

This system was used by the last German emperor, Wilhelm II

Tuffi the elephant, also traveled in the monorail. She destroyed the car where was being carried, broke windows and jumped into the river Wupper.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn video



Dortmund Metro: General Information

Known as Stadtbahn, Dortmund city features an intergrated metro system (rapid transit subway- Stadtbahn) supplimented by tram, S-Bahn train and U-Bahn underground. In total the entire network sum 83 stations and 8 lines, of wich 37 stations and 3 lines are subterranean. The overall plan for the construction of the Rhein-Ruhr Stadtbahn designed in the early seventies planned three routes for the city f Dortmund, wich are already completed. It was inaugurated on May, 1976, with a 4.1 km tram section from Kirchderne to Grevel station.

The first is a route from northwest to southeast, and the second route goes from northeast to southwest. Both lines are connected directly in the Westfalenhallen station, where the U46 line trains continue as U45 to Hauptbanhof and backwards.The third route was projected like a east-west tunnel wich became operational in 2008, but service is provided by low-floor tram

Dortmund Metro Lines

Currently there are eight lines with a total of eighty three stations.

  • Line U41: going from Clarenberg station to Brambauer station.
  • Line U42: going from Grevel station to Grotenbachstraße station.
  • Línea U43: going from Dorstfeld station to Wickede Bf
    station.
  • Línea U44: going from Marten station to Westfalenhütte station.
  • Línea U45: going from Westfalenhallen station to Hauptbahnhof
    station.
  • Línea U46: going from Westfalenhallen station to Brunnenstraße station.
  • Línea U47: going fromWesterfilde station to Aplerbeck station.
  • Línea U48: going from Hacheney station to Hauptbahnhof station
  • Hauptbahnhof station is the long distance trains central station, and also metro, trams and commuter trains pass by. It is the center of the city of Dortmund.

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro runs from 03.30-04.30 a.m to 00.45 a.m

Frequency of service

Every 10 minutes during the day and between 15 to 20 minutes by night. (Note: in line U42 only run every 20 minutes)

Fares and Tickets

Dortmund is part of the VRR (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) integrated tariff that also includes other cities like Düsseldorf, Essen or Bochum. The rates depend on the number of zones in wich we move, A zone is for Dortmund city area. In some cases, (monthly passes) price will depend on the hour in wich we will use the pass. Some prices:

Single Metro Ticket: 1,75€

4 Tickets pass: 5,60€

1 Day Pass: 6,35€

1 Week Pass; 14,70€

Monthly Pass; called Ticket 1000 is a non transferible monthly pass valid for two adults and a maximun of three children in the nights and during weekends.This Pass is cheaper if it is going to be used out of the Peak hour, (after 09.00 a.m). Price is 44,70€ and 32,25€ after 09.00 a.m.

Monthly Transferible Pass: called Ticket 2000, this pass is transferible and allows the transportation of a bicycle. With the same caracteristiques in all the refered to the families than the Ticket 1000. Price is 49,30€ and 35,40€ for use out of the peak hour.

Airport:

Dortmund airport is only 13 kms away from the city center.There is an hourly express bus service that ends in the "Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof" just in front of the Dortmund central Station (Hauptbahnhof )

It takes 25 minutes and it is the fastest way to reach the center.

Price:

Adults: 6.50 €

Children from 6 to 14 years: 2€

Children younger than 6 years travel for free.

The first express bus departs from Dortmund bus station at 04.30 a.m and the last departs at 22.00 hours. Airport is also reachable taking the rail line Dortmund vía Aplerbeck, it takes around 45 minutes.

Samara Metro

Samara, formerly known as Kuibyshev, is a city of about 1.2 million people in the east of the european part of Russia.
It is an industrial city. The area where most factories are is located in the Bezymianny suburb away from the central districts where workers live. In order to facilitate access to workers and decongest highways, in 1987 this system was inaugurated.

The Samara Metro, formerly known as Kuybyshev Metro consists of a single line with 10 stations and a route of 12.7 kilometers of bidirectional track. In russian the system is known as Samarskiy metropoliten. It is one of the smallest of Russia.

The system is managed by the municipal company Samarsky Metropoliten privatized by the Russian government in the 90s. The Samara Metro transports 44,000 passengers daily.

Samara metro lines and stations

The first phase of Samara metro stretched along a route of only 4 kms. The phase between Gagarinskaya Street and Pobeda Street was 6 kilometers. The impact of the collapse of the USSR was devastating for the Russian economy, leaving no funds many for projects, including the construction of this system.

Stations: Teatralnaya, Samarskaya, Alabinskaya, Rossiyskaya, Moskovskaya, Gagarinskaya, Sportivnaya, Sovetskaya, Pobeda, Bezymyanka, Kirovskaya, Yungorodok, Krylya Sovetov.

Like many other Russian systems, ie Yekaterinburg metro, it has a triangle design. There is only one line built, but there were 2 others planned:

Komsomolskaya line

It would stretch from Station Square to the Volga district, one of the “sleeping areas” of the city. This line circulates almost parallel to the shore of the Volga River and pass through many of the key areas of the city.

Zasamarskaya line

The line would start at the central bus station, then go to the Samara river and finally reach the district of Samara.

The project after all, had to be modified since the initial approach of building the system through the center of the city, needed the destruction of buildings with great historical value.

Samara metro hours

The Samara Metro operates from 5.30 to 24.00.

Fares and tickets

The cost of a ride is 12 rubles if you have a card transport and 15 if you pay with tokens. If you carry luggage the ticket would cost 23 rubles.

There are monthly cards that cost 100 rubles. Students card is 75 rubles.

There are users who can travel free, ie children under 7 years accompanied by adults, Heroes of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, honorary citizens, …

Curious facts

Each of Samara metro stations is designed by the best architects of the city. Samara metro has really beautiful stations as the Moskovskaya station decorated with red and yellow fixtures, or Gagarinskaya station with beautiful columns. Gagarinskaya station is named in honor of the first person who “flew” out in space Yury Gagarin Alekseevich.

Interesting links

Samara transports map

Mulheim Stadtbahn: U18

Mülheim an der Ruhr is a small german city of about 175,000 inhabitants. Its transportation system is linked to its neighboring cities: Essen, Duisburg and Oberhausen. The construction of this system started back in the 60s in Essen and Mulheim. The current line U18 opened in 1977. Most of the route runs underground although in some areas such as the A40 runs on the surface.

The U18 stadtbahn line has 17 stations. It links Essen to Mulheim an der Ruhr in the west (9 stations in Mulheim area). This line has been called the “shopping line” as serves somecommercial areas.

U18 Stadtbahn stations: Berliner Platz, Hirschlandplatz, Essen Hauptbahnhof, Bismarckplatz, Savignystraße / ETEC, Hobeisenbrücke, Breslauer Straße, Wickenburgstraße, RheinRuhrZentrum, Rosendeller Straße, Eichbaum, Heißen Kirche, Mühlenfeld, Christianstraße, Gracht, Von-Bock-Straße, Mülheim (Ruhr) Hauptbahnhof

The section of the line u18 passing through Mulheim is 5.5 kilometers long and is almost entirely underground except for a stretch between Von-Bock-Str. and Christian road, because of the demands of the terrain. The U18 line is jointly operated by MVG and Essen EVAG and DUEWAG Stadtbahn B-cars.

Hours and frequency

Stadtbahn line U18 opens from 4:00 and 5:00 until around midnight. Frecuency of service is 10 minutes during the day and every 20-30 minutes early morning and evening, Saturday afternoon and Sundays every 15 minutes daytime.

U18 Mulheim line map

StadtbahnE

Mulheim trams

Mülheim as part of its public transport system also has a network of trams. It opened on July 9, 1897 and is operated by Mülheimer Verkehrsgesellschaft and Stadtwerke Oberhausen. Speaking of underground systems in addition to the U18, Mulheim also has a tunnel with 4 underground stations belonging to the network of trams (line 102 and line 901)

Mulheim tram lines and stations

The tram network comprises 5 lines with a total length of 36,2kms.

  • Line 102: Uhlenhorst, Stadtmitte, Mülheim Hbf, Oberdümpten
  • Line 104: Hauptfriedhof, Stadtmitte, Rathausmarkt, Grenze Borbeck, E Abzweig Aktienstraße
  • Line 110: Friesenstraße, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Rathausmarkt, Stadtmitte, Spielplatz, Hauptfriedhof
  • Line 112/NE12: MH Kaiserplatz, Landwehr, Oberhausen Hbf, Feuerwache, Neue Mitte, Eisenheim, OB Neumarkt
  • Line 901: DU-Obermarxloh, Marxloh, Thyssen Verwaltung, Beeck, Neanderstr, Laar, Thyssen Tor 30, Ruhrort, Albertstr, DU-Stadtmitte, Jakobstr., Mülheim/Ruhr

The Hague RandstadRail

RandstadRail is a rapid transit system in the Netherlands that serves The Hague, Rotterdam and Zoetermeer. There is literature that considers the Hague as a Rotterdam’s suburb. The RandstadRail used mainly old railroad trains and trams available with a new flyover in The Hague and a tunnel in Rotterdam. RandstadRail is a hybrid system consisting of a part of trams and trains between The Hague and Zoetermeer, and some subway sections between The Hague and Rotterdam.

Lines 3 and 4 of the tram network and the line E of the Rotterdam metro are part of the RandstadRail network. Lines 3 and 4 running from The Hague to Zoetermeer in an old railway line and E line to Rotterdam on the old Hofpleinlijn.

RandstadRail Erasmuslijn (Lijn E). Actual underground section.

The Erasmus Line, Erasmuslijn or line E: The old line NS Hofpleinlijn restructured to function as a metro in 2006. Its maximum speed is 100 km/h. It joins to the Rotterdam metro D line with an almost completely underground section.

The line E section which serves the Hague circulates elevated and/or ground level, using the old urban railroad Hofpleinlijn line, between The Hague Centraal station and Rotterdam Hofplein. It is managed since 2006 by the RET underground trains and since 2007 operates entirely as a subway line. Hofplein Rotterdam terminal was replaced in 2010 by a tunnel to the local underground network in Rotterdam Centraal railway station. In December 2011 this line was extended to the Slinge station, sharing this section with the metro Rotterdam D line, with its terminal in the city of Spijkenisse. This line runs every 10 minutes. Line E stations: Den Haag Centraal, Laan van NOI, Voorburg ‘t Loo, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Forepark, Leidschenveen, Nootdorp, Pijnacker Centrum, Pijnacker Zuid, Berkel Westpolder, Rodenrijs, Meijersplein, Melanchthonweg, Blijdorp, Rotterdam Centraal, Stadhuis, Beurs, Leuvehaven, Wilhelminaplein, Rijnhaven, Maashaven, Zuidplein, Slinge

RandstadRail lines 3 and 4: Tram-train lines

The RandstadRail also includes 4 tram lines. Line 2 from The Hague to Leidschendam, lines 3 and 4 from The Hague to Zoetermeer and line 19 from Leidschendam to Delft. These lines are managed by HTM. Lines 2 and 19 only support RandstadRail temporarily. Line 3 from Arnold Spoelplein to Central Station and line 4 between De Uithof and Central Station are regular tram lines. Lines 2, 3 and 4 have a frequency of 10 minutes during the day from Monday to Saturday. Sundays and evenings the rate drops to 15 minutes. Line 19 always has a frequency of 15 minutes.

Lines 3 and 4 are the old lines of the suburban train Zoetermeer Stadslijn, previously managed by NS (Dutch Railways). Later this lines went on to function as a conventional train to function as a light train system and joined the tram network.

Routes

  • RR3: Loosduinen, Den Haag CS, Zoetermeer loop, Centrum West
  • RR4: De Uithof, Den Haag CS, Zoetermeer Centrum West, Oosterheem

Media

RandstadRail Den Haag 090

Marseille Metro

As part of the public transport system the city of Marseille has a subway system that uses underground technology on rubber tires.Its system is similar to the one developed by the RATP (Autonomous leasing company of Paris Transports) for the Paris and Montreal Metro.

It opened in 1977 and is a municipal public service administered and controlled by the Régie des Transports de Marseille (RTM) along with the tram and city buses.

In 2011 it carried over 74 million passengers.

Marsella Metro Lines

The Marseille Metro network consists of two partially underground lines with a total length of 21.8 km, (18 of which are underground) and that run fully in the town of Marseille

  • Line M1: Blue Line runs from La Rose to The Fourragere and was the first to become operational in 1977. It has 12.9 km and 18 stations.
  • Line M2: Red Line runs from Bougainville to Sainte Marguerite Dromel. Became operational in 1984. It has 8.9 km and has 12 stations.

Future expansions:

Is scheduled extension of the Line M2 from the south terminal eastward to St. Loup-Pagnol with five new stations.

Major stations:

The two stations where you can make transfer from one line to the other are Castellane and St. Charles (Central Railway Station)

Opening Hours

The network now opens at 05:00 a.m and runs until 23:05 p.m from Monday to Thursday (last train leaves the terminus station at 22:40 p.m), and until 00.30 a.m Friday to Sunday.

Frequency of service

The frequency varies according to time and the seasons of the year.

In winter rush hour trains run every 3.30 minutes and off-peak every 5 minutes. In summer always run every 5 minutes during the day. At night the metro runs every 10 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

The tariff system of Marseille is called Reseau Liberte. All tickets are valid for the metro, tram and bus for an hour.

  • Ticket Solo.
    Single ticket for the entire RTM network, you can make use of it for one hour. It costs 1.50 €
  • Ticket 2 Voyages. 2 Single ticket that allows a person to make two trips across the network RTM. It costs 3.00 €. This ticket can be recharged up to two times.
  • Ticket 10 Voyages. You can make 10 trips across the RTM network and costs 12.80 €
  • 24H or 72H Pass. Pass valid for 24 hours or 72 hours from the first validation for unlimited travel on the network RTM. It costs 5 € for 24 hours and 10.50 € for 72 hours. It is on sale in the metro and tram distributors and dealers
  • CITY PASS.
    Allows visiting Marseille tourist attractions with great discounts and gives free access to public transport during its validity period. Available for 24 hours for 22 € and 48 hours for 29 €.
    On sale exclusively at the Tourist Offices.

Airport

Marseille Provence Airport, also known by the name of Marseille-Marignane Airport is located on the eastern shore of the Etang de Berre. It is 27 kilometers from Marseille.

The airport has no railway connections, but buses go to the Marseille Central Train station and the TGV station (high speed) of Aix.
Both bus and taxis stops are outside the terminal, between Hall 1 and Hall 4. A shuttle service connects the airport to the St Charles Marseille train station in Marseille city center in about 25 minutes and leave every twenty minutes.The ticket price is 8.50 €. People going to another town from there can take trains to Avignon and Montpellier.

Catania Metro

Catania metro system, or Metropolitana di Catana in italian, is the shortest in the world.
The total length of the system is just 3.8 kms. It just has 6 stations.
Metropolitana of Catania, usually known as just Metro, its operating since 27 June 1999.

Catania metro

Catania metro system, or Metropolitana di Catana in italian, is the shortest in the world.
The total length of the system is just 3.8 kms. It just has 6 stations.
Metropolitana of Catania, usually known as just Metro, its operating since 27 June 1999.

The city, located in the coast of Sicily, is the second largest of the province.
Catania was facing urban transportation congestion so the need for the metro service was justified.
The work is just “half done” as the system doesn’t reach many destinations, working hours and frecuency are not
enough and the consequence is that is not a very popular transport. Then is not easy to find funding to expand
and improve the system.

It is managed by the Ferrovia Circumetnea,FCE, (Etna rails). The metro system is being extended
and there are some stations and sections under construction (Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Piazza Stesicoro…).
Metro services are going to be complemented with another system operated by RFI (Reti Ferroviarie Italiane).

Lines and stations

The northen half of the route (Borgo to Piazza Galatea section) the Metropolitana di Catana circulates
underground and is double track. The other half (Piazza Galatea to Porto section) circulates at ground level
and is single track. That’s another limitation for the frecuency that trains can depart.

Stations: Borgo, Giuffrida, Italia, Galatea, Stazione F.S. Centrale and Porto.
Borgo station connects with the Circumetnea railway.

There are two more planned lines and should be currently open but due to funding problems the
projects are stalled.

Hours of operation and frecuency

It doesn’t operate very often. There is a train every 15 minutes but you could find yourself waiting for almost half an hour.
Hours of operation are from 07:00 until 20:45 and only from monday to saturday.

Rates and tickets.

The tickets cost € 1 for 90 minutes and € 2,50 for a day. There is also a season ticket for a month for 10€.
You can purchase tickets at kiosks. Tickets are also valid for urban buses.
Tickets must be validated when you use them at metro gates or machines on buses.

Interesting facts

The metro system is facing several problems: not enough riderships due to limited destinations, service frequency
and working hours.

Connection to the airport

By the public Alibus line 457 of AMT which departs from the central train station.
An extension to the system is planned since 2006 from Galatea to the west,
and probably it will get to the airport from Stesicoro.

Duisburg Stadtbahn

The Duisburg Stadtbahn is a light rail part of the German rail system covering the Rhine-Ruhr area. Duisburg is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, where the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers is. The city has more than 500 thousand inhabitants, but rather small Stadtbahn network compared with that of Essen and Dortmund, neighboring cities. It is also integrated in the VRR tariff zone.

The Duisburg Stadtbahn operates since July 92.

The initial design planned 2 routes in Duisburg, an east-west reaching Mülheim and another north to south connecting with Düsseldorf.

Lines and stations

The Duisburg system consists of a Stadtbahn line and 2 tram lines.

Line U79

Stations: Meiderich Süd Bf, Duisburg Hbf, König-Heinrich-Platz, Grunewald, DU-Kesselsberg, D-Wittlaer, Kaiserswerth, Heinrich-Heine-Allee, Düsseldorf Hbf, Oberbilk S/Philipshalle, Kaiserslauterner Straße, Universität Ost/Botanischer Garten. It’s 17 kms long.

Tram lines

It’s 43.4 kms of routes in total, of which 7,5kms are shared with the U79.

Line 901. Stations: Obermarxloh Schleife, Marxloh Pollmann, Beeck Denkmal, Laar Kirche, Ruhrort Bf, König-Heinrich-Platz, Duisburg Hbf, Zoo/Uni, Mülheim-Speldorf, Mülheim (Ruhr) Hbf.

Line 903. Stations: Dinslaken Bf, Du-Walsum, Marxloh Pollmann, Hamborn Rathaus, Meiderich Süd Bf, Duisburg Hbf, König-Heinrich-Platz, Hochfeld Süd Bf, Wanheimerort, Hüttenheim Schleife.

Tickets and fares

Duisburg is part of the VRR tariff system (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr). A single ticket for adults and children costs € 1.60
A 4 trips ticket: 5.80 €. You can check out all the fares in their site

Hours of service and frequency

Stadtbahn line U79 towards Düsseldorf and trams 901 and 903 operate from 4:30 to 00:00, with a frequency of 10 minutes during the day and 15 minutes at night.

Mapa de StadtBahn de Duisburgo en Wikipedia

Stadtbahnnetzplan Duisburg

Curious facts

U79 stations and trams are decorated with murals and paintings that make worth visiting.

Interesting links

Another Duisburg line maps

Glasgow Metro

Glasgow metro is one of the oldest metro systems in the world and the second most extensive urban rail network in the UK, after London Underground.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has an circular underground metro line with 15 stations. It is one of the oldest metro
systems in the world and the second most extensive urban rail network in the UK, after London. Metro system is complemented by an
urban trains transport system, and its managed by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). It is operating since 1896.

  • Known as: Glasgow subway
  • Lines : 1
  • Stations: 15
  • Length of the system: 10,4 kms
  • Passengers/day: 35000
  • Website: www.spt.co.uk

Lines and stations

Glasgow subway is only one 10,4 kms long line with fifteen stations:

Hillhead, Kelvinbridge, St. George’s Cross,Buchanan Street, St. Enoch, Bridge Street, West Street, Shields Road, Kinning Park, Cessnock, Ibrox, Govan, Partick, Kelvinhall

The subway system is organised in two circles (orbital routes).
The Outer Circle runs clockwise and The Inner Circle, which runs counterclockwise.
Both circles comprise the same fifteen stations, from Partick to Govan.

Schedule and frecuency

The Subway is open from 6:30 am to 11:45 pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 6:12 pm on Sundays.
There are trains every 4 minutes at peak times, and every 8 minutes during off-peak times. A complete ride takes 24 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

Single

  • Adult costs £1.40
  • Child costs £0.70
  • Concession costs £0.80

Return

  • Adult costs £2.60
  • Child* costs £1.30
  • Concession** costs £1.20

All day (special offer)
Unlimited travel for one day.

  • Adult costs £2.60
  • Child costs £1.30

    7 day ticket

  • Adult costs £12.00
  • Child costs £6.00

28 day ticket

  • Adult costs £45.00
  • Child costs £22.50

You can also buy parking, where available.

  • Single costs £5.00
  • 4 week parking season ticket costs £50.00
  • 12 week parking season ticket costs £135.00
  • 24 week parking season ticket costs £255.00

Some considerations are that children are under 16 years old. A maximum of two children under 5 years old can ride for free with a fare-paying adult.

You can also buy a Subway Smartcard. That is a electronic card. The Subway Smartcard is free and unique to each person once they register.

Airports

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located 8 miles west of the city centre in Renfrewshire.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Glasgow in Ayrshire and Glasgow Seaplane Terminal,
by the Glasgow Science Centre on the River Clyde.

There are direct trains from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations.
You have ask for a rail ticket to Glasgow Airport. The ticket will be valid on the train to Paisley Gilmour Street and the McGills bus service from Paisley to the airport.
Trains to Glasgow Central. There are 8 trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central (only 5 on Sundays).

Frankfurt U-Bahn: Overview

The Frankfurt U-bahn is just a part of the efficient and comprehensive transportation system for this city. Known as U-Bahn, it’s a 64,9 kilometers long, has 9 lines and 87 stations. U-Bahn trains are actually urban trams. Over a half of the systems routes circulate underground. Complementing this system, there is a network of suburban trains called S-Bahn and trams.

Frankfurt U-bahn lines and stations

Of theese nine lines all pass through the center but line U9.

  • Line U1: Ginnheim, Römerstadt, Nordwestzentrum, Hauptwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Südbahnhof
  • Line U2: Bad Homburg-Gonzenheim, Ober-Eschbach, Nieder-Eschbach, Bonames, Hauptwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Südbahnhof
  • Line U3: Oberursel-Hohemark, Oberursel, Niederursel, Hauptwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Südbahnhof
  • Line U4: Enkheim, Schäfflestraße, Seckbacher Landstraße, Bornheim, Konstablerwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Hauptbahnhof, Festhalle/Messe, Bockenheimer Warte
  • Line U5: Preungesheim, Eckenheim, Hauptfriedhof, Konstablerwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Hauptbahnhof
  • Line U6: Heerstraße, Bockenheimer Warte, Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Ostbahnhof
  • Line U7: Hausen, Bockenheimer Warte, Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Eissporthalle, Hessen-Center, Enkheim
  • Line U8: Riedberg, Niederursel, Hauptwache, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Südbahnhof
  • Line U9: Nieder-Eschbach, Riedberg, Niederursel, Nordwestzentrum, Römerstadt, Ginnheim

Frankfurt U-bahn schedule and frequency

It operates from 4 am to 1:30 am, every 3-4 min in rush hours; every 7-8 min in the rest of the day and every 10 min after 10 pm.
Some lines have a night train that runs every 20 min.

Otro mapa del metro de Frankfurt

Karte U-Bahn Frankfurt

Frankfurt U-Bahn Rates

  • Single Tickets: 2.40€
  • Short trip: 1.50€
  • Day ticket: 6.20€
  • Weekly ticket: 22.40€
  • Monthly card: 76€

More information about fares https://www.vgf-ffm.de/fileadmin/data_archive/tickets-tarife/traffiQ_A3_Tarif_2015_web.pdf

Travelling without ticket would cost you a 40€ fine.

Connection to the airport

The airport is connected to central Frankfurt by S-Bahn. To get to the city you have to take lines S8 or S9 from Regionalbahnhof station in Terminal 1.
If you want to go to the airport by S-Bahn, take the S8 or S9 lines in the direction of Wiesbaden to arrive to F-Flughafen (airport station).

Curious Facts

The Hauptbahnhof station is one of the biggest of Europe.

Providing information about vandalism to Frankfurt Metro is rewarded with 500 euros.

Bikes in Frankfurt U-bahn

You can take your bike on the subway without paying a separate ticket. But carrying the bike depends on how crowded it is the car. The driver can always decide that you have to wait for the next train. You have to use the metro entrances in which an icon indicating a bicycle appears.