Ohlsdorf station

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U-Bahn.svg S-Bahn-Logo.svg Ohlsdorf
Rapid transit
U-S-Bahnhof Ohlsdorf.jpg
Station building by Henry Grell
Station statistics
Address Hamburg
Coordinates 53°37′13″N 10°1′53″E / 53.62028°N 10.03139°E / 53.62028; 10.03139Coordinates: 53°37′13″N 10°1′53″E / 53.62028°N 10.03139°E / 53.62028; 10.03139
Line(s) S-Bahn-Logo.svg Hamburg S-Bahn
U-Bahn.svg Hamburg U-Bahn
Connections Bus
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1906
Electrified U Bahn: 750 volts DC system
Bottom contact third rail
S-Bahn: 1200 volts DC system
Side contact third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 103, 105, 203, 204[1]
Ohlsdorf station is located in Hamburg
Ohlsdorf station
Ohlsdorf station
Ohlsdorf station (Hamburg)

Ohlsdorf is a railway station in Hamburg, Germany, located at the junction of the Hamburg-Altona link line with the Alster Valley line and the Hamburg Airport line near the Ohlsdorf Cemetery.


On 6 December 1906, the Hamburg-Altonaer Stadt- und Vorortbahn (City and suburban railway) — later abbreviated Hamburg S-Bahn — opened the double track Ohlsdorf–Blankenese line.[2] Planned as an electric railway with overhead lines, the trains were first steam powered, because of difficulties concerning the construction of the electrical installations and a delay delivering the engines.[3]

Prior to 2008, Ohlsdorf had a bus shuttle service to bring passengers from the station to the Hamburg Airport. This was eliminated when a new station was constructed in the airport.

An S-Bhan maintenance depot lies south-east of the station.


Announcement „Nächster Halt: Ohlsdorf. Übergang zur S1 und zum Airport-Express.“ in a metro arriving Ohlsdorf in 2007.

It serves the Hamburg S-Bahn S1 and S11 lines — from Wedel in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein or Blankenese to Poppenbüttel or Hamburg Airport — and Hamburg U-Bahn U1 line, from Norderstedt to Großhansdorf in Schleswig Holstein or the Hamburg suburb of Wohldorf-Ohlstedt.[4]

Passengers travelling in the direction from the central station to the airport have to pay attention at Ohlsdorf, the last station before reaching the airport, because all trains are being split up at this station. The front part-train (carriages 1, 2 and 3) proceeds to the airport, while the rear part-train (carriages 4, 5 and 6) is running to Poppenbüttel, a suburb of Hamburg. There are sufficient signs and announcements in German and English language to get the passengers informed. In addition the trains stop at Ohlsdorf for about 2 minutes to allow passengers to change to a carriage which runs to their intended destination.[citation needed]

Preceding station   Hamburg S-Bahn   Following station
toward Wedel
S1Hamburg S1.svg
toward Blankenese
S11Hamburg S11.svg
Preceding station   Hamburg U-Bahn   Following station
U1Hamburg U1.svg


  1. ^ Fare Zone Plan, Hamburger Verkehrsverbund, retrieved 2009-03-18 
  2. ^ Borchers, Jan; Heimann, Martin; Pischek, Wolfgang (2002), Die Hamburg S-Bahn (in German), Munich: GeraMond, p. 30, ISBN 3-7654-7191-7 
  3. ^ Höltge, Dieter; Kochems, Michael (2008), Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland (in German), Band 11: Hamburg, Freiburg: EisenbahnKurier, p. 254, ISBN 978-3-88255-392-5 
  4. ^ Rapid Transit/Regional Rail, Hamburger Verkehrsverbund, 2008-12-14, retrieved 2009-03-26 

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