Alster Northern Railway
|Alster Northern Railway
|Route number:||138 (HVV: A2)|
|Line length:||7.7 km (ex 11.7 km)|
|Track gauge:||1435 mm|
|Voltage:||(Norderstedt Mitte – Ochsenzoll: third rail)
750 V DC
The Alster Northern Railway (German: Alsternordbahn) or ANB was a non-electrified, single-tracked branch line in northern Germany. It linked the stations of Ochsenzoll in Hamburg-Langenhorn with Ulzburg Süd in the district of Segeberg in Schleswig-Holstein.
The northern part of the route to Norderstedt Mitte is used today by AKN Railway on behalf to VGN Norderstedt (HVV Line A2) and is mostly double-tracked. Since 1996 the southern section is part of the Hamburg U-Bahn network (Line U1). It is doubled throughout and electrified at 750 V DC via a third rail.
Ulzburg Süd station, track-level connections on both sides between the A2 and A1 (+ A3)
- Hans-Jürgen Kielmann: Die Alsternordbahn – Idee und Wirklichkeit. VVM, Hamburg 1980, ISBN 3-923999-07-0
- Gerd Wolff: Deutsche Klein- und Privatbahnen, Teil 1: Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg. Zeunert, Gifhorn 1972, ISBN 3-921237-14-9