Elbbrücken – Hamburg’s newest station.

Elbbrücken is the newest station on the Hamburg U-Bahn (metro) network. Opened in December 2018 it will soon be joined by a station of the same name on the S-Bahn (overground suburban railway) These titles are not strictly accurate as both systems have sections above and below ground…

The S-Bahn station is still under construction and will be connected by a long elevated walkway, which can be seen in the picture below. The station is sited alongside the River Elbe bridges known as the Elbbrücken and is designed to serve the new development known as HafenCity on the former dockland free port area.
The station reminded me of London’s DLR – some design similarities with Canary Wharf station, it uses a similar 3rd rail system and the very steep approach to the station is a reminder of the DLR exit from Bank station.
The Hamburg U-Bahn has some great stations architecturally, its quick and efficient and quite cheap – an unlimited travel day ticket costs 6.50 Euros after 9am.
More blog posts on Germany coming soon.

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