Munich Marienplatz station

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Munich Marienplatz
s-bahn U-Bahn
Hp
München Marienplatz station.jpg
General information
LocationMarienplatz, Munich, Bavaria
Germany
Coordinates48°08′14″N 11°34′31″E / 48.13722°N 11.57528°E / 48.13722; 11.57528Coordinates: 48°08′14″N 11°34′31″E / 48.13722°N 11.57528°E / 48.13722; 11.57528
Line(s)
Platforms
Train operatorsS-Bahn München
ConnectionsS1 S2 S3 S4 S6 S7 S8
U3 U6
Bus
Other information
Station code4240[1]
DS100 codeMMP[2]
IBNR8004135
Category3[1]
Fare zoneMVV: M[3]
Website
Passengers
175,400 daily[4]
Services
Preceding station S-Bahn-Logo.svg Munich S-Bahn Following station
Munich Karlsplatz S1 Munich Isartor
Munich Karlsplatz S2 Munich Isartor
towards Erding
Munich Karlsplatz
towards Mammendorf
S3 Munich Isartor
towards Holzkirchen
Munich Karlsplatz
towards Geltendorf
S4 Munich Isartor
towards Ebersberg
Munich Karlsplatz
towards Tutzing
S6
Munich Karlsplatz S7 Munich Isartor
towards Kreuzstraße
Munich Karlsplatz
towards Herrsching
S8 Munich Isartor
Preceding station U-Bahn.svg Munich U-Bahn Following station
Sendlinger Tor U3 Odeonsplatz
Sendlinger Tor U6 Odeonsplatz
Location
Marienplatz is located in Bavaria
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Location in Bavaria
Marienplatz is located in Germany
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Location in Germany
Marienplatz is located in Europe
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Location in Europe

Munich Marienplatz is an important stop on the Munich S-Bahn and U-Bahn network, located under the square of the same name in Munich's city centre.[5] The S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7 and S8 intersect with the U-Bahn lines U3 and U6. The station is one of the most frequently used stations in the network, with up to 24,400 people transferring and 8,000 passengers entering or exiting each hour.[6] In 2007, 175,400 people used the station daily on weekdays, including entries, exits and transfers.[4]

History[edit]

In October 1966 construction was started, finishing in October 1971 as part of the new S-Bahn network for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Until early 2003 there were almost no further refurbishments done at the station. From 2003 to 2006, the platforms of the U-Bahn were widened to expand passenger capacity and were lifted by 4 cm to secure same-level boarding.

The increase in traffic and the new Allianz Arena also required a larger capacity of this already overcrowded pivotal transfer station. New pedestrian tunnels were built, which provide more room for passengers transferring from and to the S-Bahn. They lie parallel to the existing platforms and are connected to them by 11 portals. At the south end, they meet the transverse tunnel, where the escalators to the S-Bahn platforms are located.

Under the Zweite Stammstrecke ("Second main line") tunnel project, Marienplatz station is to be connected to a second station further north, Marienhof, via the enlarged subway access tunnels on the fourth level.

Parts the music video for Four Out of Five by the Arctic Monkeys features the station as Alex Turner walks down a tunnel called the U-Bahn.

Station layout[edit]

Marienplatz station is completely underground and consists of four levels:

  • First Level: The first level sprawls underneath the Marienplatz, with exits on all four ends of the square (clockwise from north-west: Weinstraße, north-east: Fischbrunnen/Tal, south-east: Rindermarkt, south-west: Sendlinger Straße). It contains a shopping passage, an MVG service centre, ticket booths, and the entrances to the S- and U-Bahn.
  • Second Level: The second level contains the eastbound S-Bahn track with two side platforms, in Spanish solution. The larger platform is for embarking, the smaller for disembarking and connection to the subways. The platforms are each 210 metres long and 96 cm high.[7] The Olympic Park station in Sydney copies this arrangement, albeit with two tracks and four platforms.
  • Third Level: The third level contains the westbound S-Bahn track with two side platforms, also laid out in Spanish solution.
  • Fourth Level: The fourth level, accessible directly from all three levels, contains the two U-Bahn tracks on two side platforms connected to the rest of the station by wide newly built access tunnels.

The services[edit]

S-Bahn[edit]

All S-Bahn lines service Marienplatz, except S20. Most lines service Marienplatz in 20 minute intervals, except the lines S2, S3 and S8, which run every 10 minutes during rush-hours. This equals a train every 2–4 minutes per direction.

U-Bahn[edit]

The U-Bahn services Marienplatz with 3-10 min intervals in off-peak hours, and every 2-3 min during rush hours.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2022" [Station price list 2022] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Regionalzug, Tram und ExpressBus im MVV" (PDF). Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund. December 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b MVV travel survey 2007/2008
  5. ^ "Map of the station area, showing S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram and bus stops" (PDF) (in German). MVV. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  6. ^ 2005 forecast, Source: City of Munich Construction Department
  7. ^ "Platform information on München Marienplatz station" (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2013.

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