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Nuremberg

Bavaria, Germany (Europe)


Date of opening1 Mar 1972
Network length36 km (22.37 mi)
Stations48 (44*)
Lines3
Stations per line16.00
Avg. station distance800 m (0.50 mi)
Avg. line length12.00 km (7.46 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 28 Jan 2012
System typemetro (known as U-Bahn)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)323,000 (2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)8,980 (5,580)
Fare collectionHonour system
24-hour operationNo
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesLines U2, U3, no PSDs, sharing tracks with driver-operated trains (since 2008)
Platform screen doorsNo
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2011 vag.de


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.




Upcoming Openings

Dec 2016 – U3 line northern extension to Nordwestring via Klinikum Nord. 2 stations.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Nuremberg

The new stations on the driverless line U3 include some interesting architectural features.

Photo [Gerhard Hagen, poolima.de]: Entrance to Kaulbachplatz station by Haid + Partner Architekten, 2011.
Many stations are simple but of good architectural quality, some include works of art or other eye-catching installations [cityverkehr.de].

Foto: Schoppershof station with simple cobweb-like wire structures attached to the roughcast walls.

  More Nuremberg photos...




Other Rail Transport in Nuremberg

S-Bahn (suburban metro)




Relationships with Other Metros

German-Austrian family
Members: Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Vienna,
Characteristics: Using similar trains.
Derivatives: Hamburg Consult family.





Departure Procedure and Sounds

"Zurücktreten bitte", spoken live by the driver, who is at that time out on the platform with a wired microphone, watching the closing doors. On the newer U-Bahn trains, there is a high and low tone for the next station announcement, with a pre-recorded female voice: "[ding-dong] Nächster Halt – Plärrer – Umsteigemöglichkeit zur Linie U1. In Fahrtrichtung rechts aussteigen".

Nuremberg

Line U2 train departing from Hauptbahnhof station (central station).

Length: 48 sec.

Videos of other metros




Photos

  Nuremberg photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

cityverkehr.de Inofficial website about Nuremberg's U-Bahn and S-Bahn
vag.de Official website



Generated Links for Nuremberg U-Bahn

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Nuremberg (wikipedia.org)






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