Contract awarded for design and approval planning – U5 Hamburg


U5 route with stops and transfer points.

Hamburg-based HOCHBAHN U5 Projekt GmbH has commissioned the engineering consortium IGU5M, made up of Schüssler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, WTM Engineers GmbH and ISP ZIVILTECHNIKER GmbH, with the design and approval planning for the U5 subway line from the Jarrestrasse stop to the Arenen stop. The route is some 17 kilometers long and has a total of 16 stops. In effect, IGU5M has been awarded the contract for the planning of one of the largest inner-city infrastructure projects in Germany.

The new fully-automated U5 line in Hamburg will be one of the most modern of its kind in Germany. Along a route of about 24 kilometers, 180,000 Hamburg citizens will have a better connection to the rapid transit system and indeed for some of these people it will provide their first link to it. While construction has already begun on the first section and a further section is set to enter the approvals process shortly, detailed planning is now starting for the remaining route through to the Arenen stop.

We are delighted to be able to continue our proven cooperation with the engineering consortium and to also have other robust planning partners on board. Planning a project of this scale can only be achieved as a collaborative effort.

IGU5M was already responsible for the preliminary planning of the route as general planner and as of 2022 has also been placed in charge of the design and approvals planning for the City Nord to Jarrestrasse section.

Click here for the HOCHBAHN U5 Projekt GmbH press release.