Münchner Freiheit (Munich U-Bahn)

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Münchner Freiheit
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Location Schwabing-Freimann
Munich, Germany
Coordinates 48°09′41″N 11°35′11″E / 48.16139°N 11.58639°E / 48.16139; 11.58639Coordinates: 48°09′41″N 11°35′11″E / 48.16139°N 11.58639°E / 48.16139; 11.58639
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Underground
Services
Preceding station   U-Bahn   Following station
U3
toward Moosach
U6

Münchner Freiheit is a Munich U-Bahn interchange station in the Munich borough of Schwabing-Freimann. Here, the U3 and U6 subway lines part, with U3 continuing west towards Scheidplatz and U6 continuing north towards Freimann. The station serves as a major interchange for northern Munich.

Underground, the station consists of two island platforms, each servicing two tracks.

On the surface, a bus and tram terminal is located on the corner of Leopoldstraße and Feilitschstraße. This is the southern terminus of route Munich tramway of the Munich tramway, which opened in 2009 and continues north towards the Parkstadt Schwabing office and residential development.[1][2]

Name[edit]

The station is named for the eponymous square located on the eastern side of Leopoldstraße. Before the renovation in 2009, the name had the old spelling: Münchener Freiheit. The spelling was changed to omit the extra letter 'e' in Münchner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pulling, Neil (November 2010). "System Factfile 38: Munich, Germany". Tramways & Urban Transit. Ian Allan Ltd / Light Rail Transit Association. pp. 419–421.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
  2. ^ "Munich tram network" (PDF). MVG. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

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