Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

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Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station

Tiefbahnhof im Hauptbahnhof von Frankfurt am Main
S-Bahn-Logo.svg
Underground station
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof tief S-Bahn S6.jpg
S6 train to Friedberg in the underground station
LocationIm Hauptbahnhof, Frankfurt, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates50°6′25″N 8°39′45″E / 50.10694°N 8.66250°E / 50.10694; 8.66250Coordinates: 50°6′25″N 8°39′45″E / 50.10694°N 8.66250°E / 50.10694; 8.66250
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
Train operatorsS-Bahn Rhein-Main
Other information
Station code1866[1]
DS100 codeFFT[2]
IBNR8098105
Category3[1]
Fare zoneRMV
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1978; 42 years ago (1978)
Services
Preceding station   Rhine-Main S-Bahn   Following station
S1
S2
toward Dietzenbach
toward Bad Soden
S3
toward Kronberg
S4
toward Langen
S5
toward Südbahnhof
S6
S8
toward Hanau Hbf
S9
Location
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station is located in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Location within Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station is located in Hesse
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Location within Hesse
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station is located in Germany
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Location within Germany
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station is located in Europe
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof underground station
Location within Europe

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) (German: Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof Tiefbahnhof, officially Frankfurt (Main) Hbf (tief)) is a four-track S-Bahn station below Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof and as such part of the busiest railway station in Frankfurt, Germany. It is also the busiest rapid transit station in Frankfurt.

The underground station forms together with Hauptwache station and Konstablerwache station the key nodes in the network of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn, a rail network that serves the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region. It connects with the surface platforms of regional and long-distance services and also interchanges with the U-Bahn and trams.

Station[edit]

Entrance to the underground station in main station concourse

The underground station is located under the northern part of Frankfurt central station and its forecourt in the Gutleut district, west of central Frankfurt. The station is part of the City Tunnel line. Located above the S-Bahn station is the U-Bahn station, which was built at the same time. The station consists of two very wide and 210 m long island platforms.

History[edit]

A line linking the western suburban lines through the city was first planned in the early 1960s. In 1962 the city of Frankfurt and the German Federal Railways approved plans for the line. Construction of the City Tunnel began in 1969 and construction of the Hauptbahnhof underground station commenced in 1971. The S-Bahn station, together with the underground station and a single-level shopping arcade was built in an excavation. The north wing of the station building was dismantled and its original stones were stored, so that the historical building could be rebuilt after the completion of the underground station.

After seven years of construction, the S-Bahn station, together with the first section of a City Tunnel to Hauptwache station was opened on 28 May 1978. On the same day, U-Bahn line (over which lines U4 and U5 operate) also extended to the central station.

Services[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
Underground station