Metro Frankfurt am Main: scheme, photos, description
The public transport system in Frankfurt am Main includes bus and tram routes, commuter trains and the underground. The Frankfurt am Main metro offers nine operating lines. 86 stations have been opened for entry, exit and transfer of passengers, of which 27 are underground. The total length of all routes of the Frankfurt underground is 65 kilometers. Every day, this type of public urban transport carries at least 320 thousand passengers, which is about 120 million annually..
The first metro line of Frankfurt am Main was commissioned in 1968. Today, the city has five direct metro lines and four high-speed trams, which are part of the unified U-Bahn Frankfurt system..
In the city center, all lines are underground, while on the outskirts they come to the surface and trains follow the rails laid along the city streets. The metro connects Frankfurt with the satellite cities of Oberursel and Bad Homburg.
Each route of the Frankfurt subway has its own alphanumeric designation and its own color on the city transport system diagram. The first line U1 is marked in red and allows you to get from Ginnheim to the South Station. The "green" line U2 and "blue" U3, starting in Gonsenheim and Hochmark, respectively, lead to the same station. The eastern city station can be reached by the "blue" U6 trains, and to the central station - by the "dark green" U5.
Frankfurt am Main metro opening hours
Underground stations in Frankfurt am Main open to passengers at 5.30 am and run mainly until midnight. The minimum interval for trains during peak hours is about 2.5 minutes, the rest of the time the train has to wait up to five minutes.