HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst

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HADAG
Seetouristik und Fährdienst
Type AG
Founded 1888
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany
Area served Hamburg
Services Public transport
Net income 1.5 m
Owners Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (100%)
Employees 75 +15 trainees
Parent Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Subsidiaries HADAG Verkehrsdienste
Website www.hadag.de

The HADAG, (full name HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst AG, literally "HADAG Sea-tourism and Ferry service") is a local public transport company in Hamburg, Germany. It owns and operates ferries across the Elbe river, overseen by the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV). In the 1950s the company operated ferries from Hamburg to England, and in the 1980s, the cruise ship MS Astor.

History[edit]

MS Franz Schubert

On 8 August 1888, the Hafen-Dampfschifffahrt AG (HADAG) was founded, and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg granted the concession to operate ferries in the Port of Hamburg. In 1897, the HADAG owned 47 ferries and took over the smaller Jollenführer Dampfer GmbH. With opening of the Elbe tunnel in 1911, the HADAG line LandungsbrückenSteinwerder lost 259,000 passengers p.a. In 1918, with the end of the concession, the HADAG wanted to rise the fare price. The city of Hamburg refused and the company was in danger of liquidation. On 23 Oktober 1918, the city of Hamburg acquired the HADAG. Later it became a subsidiary for the Hamburger Hochbahn (HHA).[1] In 1928 the HHA and HADAG established a shared fare for the trains, trams, and buses of the HHA and the ferries of the HADAG.[2]

In the 1950s, the HADAG operated a ferry to England and to the islands Heligoland and Sylt. In 1966, the last steam ferries were taken out of service.[1] In 1982, HADAG closed the ferry line from Landungsbrücken to the Heligoland island, and started a line from Cuxhaven, with a combined fare with Deutsche Bundesbahn, in 1983.[3] Until 1983, the HADAG owned the cruise ship MS Astor.[1]

Operation[edit]

HADAG
Seetouristik und Fährdienst
Hadag logo.svg
Locale Hamburg, Germany
Waterway Elbe and Alster
System length 27.6 km[4]
No. of lines 6[4]
No. of vessels 21 ferries with diesel drive[5]
No. of terminals 21 landing stages[4]
Daily ridership 6.4 m. passengers p.a.[4]
Website www.hadag.de

The HADAG runs public transport ferries and pleasure boats on the rivers Elbe and Alster. The public transport is supervised by the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund.[6]

Ferry Kirchdorf
Line Route
Ferry
HafenFähre
61
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 2) – Altona (Fischmarkt) – Dockland – Waltershof – Neuhof
(mo. to fr.)
Ferry
HafenFähre
62
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 3) – Altona (Fischmarkt) – Dockland – Neumühlen / Övelgönne – (Bubendey-Ufer) – Finkenwerder
Ferry
HafenFähre
64
Finkenwerder – Rüschpark – Teufelsbrück
Ferry
HafenFähre
68
TeufelsbrückAirbus
(mo. to fr., sometimes from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken)
Ferry
HafenFähre
72
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 1) – (Arningstraße) – Elbphilharmonie
Ferry
HafenFähre
73
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 1) – Theater im Hafen – Norderelbstraße – Argentinienbrücke (– Ernst-August-Schleuse)
(mo. to fr.)
Ferry
HafenFähre
75
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 1) – Steinwerder
(mo. to fr.)
Ferry
HafenFähre
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (Brücke 1) – Theater im Hafen
(only at theater shows, not in HVV)
Ferry
HafenFähre
HBL
Blankenese – Neuenfelde, Este-Sperrwerk – Cranz
Lines of HAGAG ferries in the Port of Hamburg


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Höltge, Dieter; Kochems, Michael (2008), Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland, Band (in German), 11: Hamburg, Freiburg: EisenbahnKurier, pp. 353–360, ISBN 978-3-88255-392-5 
  2. ^ Staff (2002-04-10), Seit 115 Jahren bringt die HADAG die Pendler sicher über die Elbe (in German), HADAG, retrieved 2009-04-05 
  3. ^ Leissner, Hella (1983-06-03), Schneller nach Helgoland (in German), Die Zeit, retrieved 2009-04-05 
  4. ^ a b c d Unsere Flotte (in German), retrieved 2009-03-26 
  5. ^ Staff (2008-11-17), Schriftliche Kleine Anfrage des Abgeordneten Horst Becker (GAL) vom 29.10.08 und Antwort des Senats Betr.: Reduktion von Schiffsemissionen im Hamburger Hafen (in German), Drucksache 19/1412: Hamburg Parliament, retrieved 2009-04-05 
  6. ^ Public transport operators co-operating in the HVV partnership, retrieved 2009-03-26 

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