Sapporo Subway

Sapporo Metro: General Information

The Sapporo Subway (Sapporo-shi-Chikatetsu) is the fourth Japanese subway and it was naugurated in 1971, in time for the Winter Olympics 1972. It was the first metro in the world to use a central rail guide wheels with neumatic system that makes it the most silent and clean underground in the world. It is operated by the Sapporo City Bureau.

Currently the system has three metro lines, Namboku, Tozai and Toho, with a length of 48 kms and 49 stations and an influx of about 210 millions travelers per year. Sapporo public transport also counts with a tram line 8.5 km long serving southwest of the city and crosses the Susukino subway and a bus line.

Sapporo Metro Lines

The Sapporo Metro network consists of 3 lines with 48 km long and 49 stations.

  • Namboku Line or Green Line, was inaugurated in 1971, runs from Makomanai to Asabu, north to south of the city. It has a length of 14.3 km and 16 stations. Its stations carry the letter N followed by a number.
  • Tozai Line Orange Line, was inaugurated in 1976 with the passage from Shin Sapporo until Miyanosawa, from east to west. It has 20.1 km and 19 stations. The stations are represented by the letter T followed by a number.
  • Toho Line, Blue Line, was inaugurated in 1988, with a north to south route. After successive extensions were reached currents 13.6 Km of length and 14 stations. It runs from Sakaemachi to Fukuzumi Station and this line runs parallel to Nanboku Line in the center of the city.

At the moment there are no plans for new lines or extensions.

Most important stations:

The subway Central Station is the Odori.

In Odori and Susukino stations there is tram connection from outside.

Opening Hours

The metro is open from 06:15 a.m until 24:00 hours.

Frequency Step

Trains run every 3-4 minutes during the morning rush hour, every 5 minutes during the evening rush hours and every 5-7 minutes during the rest othe day.

Fares and Tickets

The single ticket prices vary from ¥ 200 to ¥ 360, depending on the distance traveled. The day passes and discounted passes can be purchased at vending machines.

  • "With You Card" is a prepaid card that can be used for routes within the city by metro, tram and bus offered by JR Hokkaido Bus, Chuo Bus and Jotetsu Bus. There are five options: ¥ 1,000, from ¥ 3,000, for ¥ 5,000 and 10,000 yen for adults and ¥ 1,000 for children. All cards can be purchased at vending machines.
  • 1 Day Card offers unlimited travel on the metro, tram and bus regular city routes operated by Chuo Bus, JR Hokkaido and Jotetsu Bus companies on the day of purchase. The price is ¥ 1000 yen for adults and ¥ 500 for children. There is also a card only for one day on the subway and costs ¥ 800 for adults and ¥ 400 for children. The cards can be purchased at ticket machines and station offices.
  • Donichika-Ticket is the same as the One day card for metro but only for use on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It costs ¥ 500 for adults and ¥ 250 for children, and can be purchased at the ticket machines and station offices.

Airport

New Chitose International Airport serves the Sapporo metropolitan area and is located five kilometers from the city of Chitose.

New Chitose International Airport can be reached by JR Hokkaido Chitose line. Fast trains operate to and from Sapporo Station (Sapporo Station is the starting and ending point for the express JR Hokkaido) and the journey takes between 36-39 minutes and costs ¥ 1040.

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

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Jacksonville Skyway

The JTA Skyway is an elevated monorail just over 4 kilometers long fully automated which operates in the center of Jacksonville (Florida). Cross the St. Johns River reaching Kings Avenue on the South Bank. It has 8 stations and provides access to the business district and government buildings, restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions. The operator of this system is Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

It is a efficient transportation system, quiet, clean and air-conditioned. It opened in 1989 with 3 stations in the city center.

To encourage the use of public transport and in particular the Jacksonville people mover Jacksonville Park’n Ride lots are available at Convention Center, San Marco and Kings Avenue stations so SkyWay users can leave their cars outside the city center, decongesting downtown traffic and avoiding parking problems. In addition, the JTA Skyway is a completely free system.

It has about half a million users per year (2012).

Jacksonville Skyway stations

Of his 8 stations, five operate in the city center: Convention Center, Jefferson, Central, Hemming Park and Rosa Park, and 3 on the Southbank: San Marco, Riverplace, Kings Avenue

Hours of service and frequency

The JTA Skyway operates Monday through Friday from 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday only for special events.

The frequency of 6-9 am and 4 to 6:30 pm, peak time, is 3 minutes. In regular hours, the frequency is 6 minutes.

Security

All Skyway stations are CCTV monitored and have intercoms.

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).

Kuala Lumpur Metro

Kuala Lumpur metro lines are classified into different categories: the light rail transit, the commuter rails and the monorail. Although they call the metro "light rail" metro network is fully independent. So on, we will describe the two "light rail-metro" lines and the mono rail line. The three lines are operated by two different companies, Rapid KL and KL Monorail.

Kula Lumpur Metro Lines

Currently there are three lines:

  • LRT 1 AMPANG LINE, formerly known as STAR (Transit System Aliran Ringan). It is an elevated metro system.Construction began in 1993 and was developed in the following stages:
    • Dec 1996 stretch Sultan Ismail – Ampang (12 km)
    • July 1998 stretch Chan Sow Lin – Sri Petaling (southern branch)
    • Dec 1998 the northern branch to Sentul Timur

    The total lenght os this line is 27 kms, with 25 stations, 17 at the street level and y 8 elevated. Of this 27 kms, a total of 17.6 kms of track are without level crossings and 9.4kms of tracks are elevated between Sultan Ismail and Rakyat square.
    Trains can run at a maximun of 70 kms per hour although the average speed is 35 kms per hour. All the cars have air conditioning and in its first year of operations, 1999 transported 26 millions travellers.Operated by RAPID KL.

  • LRT 2 KELANA LINE; it is a 29 kms line with 23 stations. It is mostly an elevated metro, with a 4.4 kms underground section between  Masjid Jamek y Ampang Park.

    It was developed in the following stages:

    • Sept 1998 stretch Kelana-Jaya – Pasar Seni (14.1 km)
    • June  1999 stretch Pasar Seni – Terminal Putra (now called Gombak) (14.9 km)
    • April 2001 oppened KL Sentral station.
    • Dec 2010 it was added Sri Rampai station.
    • Operated since 2004 by RAPID KL, is one of the longest driverless metro systems in the world and has got a fleet of 35 air conditioned cars transporting around 35 million passengers per year.All stations are accesible for wheelchairs and have toilets and screen doors in the platforms in all the underground stations. Information is also given in english.

  • LRT 3 PRT MONORAIL LINE
    It is an elevated monorail line wich began its construction in 1997. The initial section of the line by the north is 8.6 kms long with 11 stations, from Titiwangsa – KL Sentral.
    Driver trains run every 2-5 minutes at peak hour. The stations are built 10 metres above the ground and distance between stations vary from 600 to 1000 metres. Link with the existing LRT lines and it is operated by KL Monorail.

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro starts at 06.00 a.m and the last one will depend on the line. Generally between 23.30 y las 24.00. To make consultations per line check here: http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/operating-hours.
Note: On holidays the last train leaves 30 minutes earlier and frequency of the trains is smaller.

Frequency Step

It varies from a line to another, depending on the day of the week, if it is rush hour, normal hour or night time. F.e; for the Kelana Jaya line it varies from 4 minutes in peak hour to 6 minutes in normal hours, and every 14 minutes from 22.00 hours till the closing. On Fridays and Saturdays there are more hours considered peak hours so frequency is bigger. Holidays frequency is smaller.

Tickets and Fares

Single Metro Ticket:

It works with tokens that can be purchased in the vending machines located at LRT and Monorail stations. Válids for a single trip only in the Ampang, Kelana. and monorrail lines. They have to be used the same day of the purchase.

My Rapid Card

There is a rechargeable card called MY RAPID CARD that allows holders the access to the trains without making queues.The card is passed when you enter and when you leave the station and discounts the amount of the trip. Válid in the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Lines, as well as Monorail Lins. Can be purchased at LTR stations and Monorail Line Station and card price is MR20.

There are reduced tickets for people over 60 years, but only aplicated for Malasyan citizens. Similarly for other disabilities.

Airport

Kuala Lumpur is very well connected to the city center and also with the neighboring towns throught two train services: KLIA Transit Y KLIA Ekspress.

KLIA Transit are commuted trains with three quick stops in intermediate stations that run with a frequency of 30 minutes and take 35 minutes to make the transfer KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) -KL Sentral.

First service to the airport from KL Sentral starts at 04.33a.m and the last is at 00.03 a.m, and in the inverse direction KLIA to KL Sentral starts at 05.52 a.m the first service and at 01:03 a.m.the last one.

KLIA Ekspress operate every 15 minutes in the rush hour and every 20 minutes the rest of the time. The first train from the city center (KL Sentral) to the airport (KLIA) starts at 5.00am and the last at 00.30am. In the reverse direction, last train from KLIA is at 01:00a.m.. It circulates at a top speed of 160 kms per hour and the journey takes 28 minutes.No intermediate stops.

The fare for the adult ticket is RM35, and RM15 for children for both the service transit nor ekspress. Tickets are sold in stations.

Singapure Metro, MRT

Getting around Singapore is easy with the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). MRT is a modern system and covers almost all the interesting city areas for tourists.

Singapure’s Subway Lines, MRT

The SMRT has 4 lines:

North-South Line (Red Line or NS): Goes from Marina Bay Station to Jurong east via station Forests.
It has 25 stations and 44 kms long.

East-West Line (Green Line or EW): Goes from station Pasir Ris to Joo Koon. There are 35 stations and 43 kms.


Singapore subway maps, red and green lines, MRT


Singapore subway maps, red and green lines

Linea NE (North East Line, Purple): Communicate Punggol with HarboutFront. It has 16 stations and 20 kms.


Singapore subway maps, purple line, MRT


Singapore subway maps, purple line, MRT

Circular Line: CC (Circle Line, Yellow): it goes from Dhoby Ghaut Station to Marymount. It has 31 stations and 36 kms.


Singapore subway maps, circular line, MRT


Singapore subway maps, circular line, MRT

Important:

It’s not allowed to smoke, eat, drink, introduce flammable, …

Schedule

The hours of operation are from 5:30 am to 00:30 pm.
Frequency: 2.5 to 8 minutes depending on the line and time of day.

Price

Fares range from 1 to 3SGD way.

Saving on the Metro of Singapore: by the EZ-Link card or the Singapore Tourist Pass.

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.