Nuremberg U-Bahn Information
Work on the U-Bahn service in Nuremberg began back in the month of March in 1967. The initial stretch of the U1 line- running over a length of four kilometers- was opened in March of 1972. The first stretch of the U2 line was pressed into service in the month of January, 1984. Subsequently, over the years, the Metro service in the city underwent numerous expansions and today it stretches over thirty-five kilometers in length with forty-six stations along the route. Along numerous stretches of the city streets, old tram lines were removed to make way for the more comfortable and faster subway service. You can get a glimpse of these tram lines to this day because, apart from the tracks themselves, everything else in the tram network was removed. The present U-Bahn service in Nuremberg will get you to any part of town that you please, be it the Messe Trade Fair, the Airport or the suburban region of Furth.
The city of Nuremberg became the first German city to introduce the technology of driverless trains in the Metro service. Later, it would go on to become the first city in the world to feature automatic as well as manual services on the same set of tracks. Plans for the project were in place by 1997 but began developments only after two years. June 2008 witnessed the opening of the first automatic service in the country that operates along lines U2 and U3 at present.
Nuremberg U-Bahn Lines
The metro system operates three lines U1, U2 and U3, serving 46 stations in total. U1 has a track length of about 18.5 km and serves 27 stations. It runs between Messe and Eberhardshof. The line U2 is slightly shorter and runs over a distance of 13.1 km, serving 16 stations in total. It runs between Röthenbach and Flughafen. Line U3 stretches over 7 km in length and serves 11 stations in total. It runs between stations Gustav-Adolf-Straße and Friedrich-Ebert-Platz.
Nuremberg U-Bahn Hours
The metro service starts operations at 5:00 am and runs until 12:00 am. The frequency between trains is 3-7 minutes during the peak times, while for the rest of the day the trains arrive at an interval of 10 minutes.
Nuremberg U-Bhan Parking
Park and ride facilities are available for the passengers at most of the stations. Over 1000+ parking spaces are available. Those who have valid tickets, can use the service for free for up to 48 hours.
For more information on the parking services provided by the Nuremberg U-Bahn, you can visit the official website at: https://www.vag.de/service-mehr/park-ride.html
Nuremberg U-Bahn Map
Map of Nuremberg U-Bahn showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Nuremberg U-Bahn Map in PDF.
Nuremberg U-Bahn Tickets , Pass and Fares
The Nuremberg U-Bahn has multiple types of tickets that cater to all of its passengers. Occasional riders can purchase a single ticket for making a single ride. This ticket is valid for 90 minutes in one direction and allows transfers. For distances that are very short, passengers can purchase a short distance single ticket which is valid for 60 minutes and also allows transfers. A short distance ticket for an adult can be purchased for €1.60, while for children in the age group 6-14 years and for bicycles, it can be purchased for €0.80. A regular single adult ticket can be purchased for €3.00 and for children and bicycles, this ticket costs €1.50.
Frequent travelers can make fare payments using a MobiCard. A 7 day MobiCard is valid for one person and can be used for making unlimited rides for 7 days. This card costs € 24.10 and is valid for use on weekdays from 9’0 clock and full time on weekends and public holidays. A MobiCard 31 Days is valid for one person and can be used to make unlimited rides for a period of 31 days. It can be used on weekdays from 9’0 clock and full time on weekends and public holidays. It can be purchased for €82.30. AMobiCard 9’0 clock is valid for 31 days and can be used only on weekends and public holidays. The card costs € 66.40. Similarly, MobiCard months, MobiCard 6 months and MobiCard 1 year is also available. The fare for them is calculated on a monthly basis. For the 3 month card, it costs €68.60/ month. The 6 months and 1 year card work out comparatively cheaper, costing €63.90/month and €56.90/ €62.30/ month, respectively.
Special prices are applicable for students and apprentices. In order to purchase these tickets, one needs to be eligible which is decided based on certain criteria. Students between class 5th-10th, have to pay just €25.00 and those who are studying in the 11th-13th grade, need to pay €35.00 for their student ticket.
Tickets are also available for people travelling in groups. The ticket provides a saving of 50% on single tickets. The group should consist of a minimum of 10 people. These tickets can be purchased exclusively from service centers. There is another option of Hotel ticket which can be used by people staying in a hotel. It is valid for one person and can be used to make unlimited rides for a period of two consecutive days. A Combiticket provides free ride to the location of concerts, theatre performance, sporting events etc.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards available, you can visit the official website at: https://www.vag.de/fahrkarten/preistabelle.html
Nuremberg U-Bahn Rules and Tips
Any articles that are left behind on the trains can be collected from the Lost and Found office. It is in Siebenkeesstraße 6. The office can also be reached at 09 11 / 81 00 97 70. All the stations and trains are equipped with video surveillance cameras for passenger safety. The system also provides Park and Ride facilities at various stations. The facility is free for 48 hours and a valid travel ticket is required to park the car at these facilities. Nuremberg has over thousand parking spaces in about eleven Park and Ride facilities.
Nuremberg U-Bahn Safety and Services
One of the objectives of the Nuremberg U-Bahn is to provide accessibility to all of its passengers. In the unlikely event that a person or a thing falls on the metro tracks, automatic emergency stop is initiated, In addition to this, the trains are also equipped with emergency brakes. For the people who love to work on the go, no need to worry. Wi-fi service is provided in all the vehicles and stations. For security reasons, the metro network is under video surveillance. In the odd event of a fire, the fire extinguishers that every train is equipped with comes in hand. For those people who use a bicycle as their means of transportation, the metro provides them with assistance. They can be carried on board, subject to certain terms and conditions.
For more information on the safety and services that the metro is equipped with, you can visit the official website at: https://www.vag.de/service-mehr.html
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