|KVB light rail station|
Northbound platform of the underground station
|Location||Neumarkt, 50667 Köln|
|Owned by||Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe|
|Platforms||6 side platforms|
|Structure type||underground, at-grade|
|Bicycle facilities||Call a Bike|
|Opened||6. October 1969|
Neumarkt is a Stadtbahn station in Innenstadt, Cologne. The station is divided in an overground part for low-floor trains and an underground part for high-floor trains. It is important as a junction between the low-floor east-western lines (1, 7, 9) and the high-floor lines (3, 4, 16, 18).
The overground part consists mainly of two low-floor platforms on the Neumarkt square used by the East-western trains of lines , and . Although most of the trains don't terminate here in regular service, there is a loop surrounding the place. This loop, used for example by additional trains to the Stadium and by line 7 in the late evenings uses two additional platforms at the northern end of the Neumarkt. From the main platforms, there are stairs leading to the underground part of the station and to the HUGO-Passage.
Adjacent to the station is also a bus stop. All bus lines terminate here, the stop for exit is near the main platforms, the entrance platform near the platforms in the loop.
When this station was opened, it also used low-floor platforms as also trams called here. When the platforms were elevated to allow step-free access to the trains, the escalators were not replaced, so from the platforms, a ramp was built to get to the level of the lower end of the escalators.
|Preceding station||KVB||Following station|
toward Köln-Weiden West
toward Mengenich Ollenhauerring
toward Sülz Hermeskeiler Platz
toward Bad Godesberg Stadthalle
toward Niehl Sebastianstraße
toward Bonn Hauptbahnhof
The HUGO-Passage is an underground concourse connecting both parts of the Station and the nearby Schildergasse. Inside, there are shops as well as a service center of the Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (Cologne Transport Authority).
The name HUGO-Passage is usually shown by a green H in a yellow circle, the German sign for a tram stop (Haltestelle) representing the overground station, a white U in a blue box, the German sign for an underground (U-Bahn), and the word GO, depicting the possibilities for walkers to use the passage to avoid waiting at traffic lights.
Notable places nearby
- Käthe Kollwitz Museum
- Rautenstrauch Joest Museum
- Schnütgen Museum
- Church of St. Cäcilien Basilica
- Church of St. Aposteln
- Layout of the station (PDF, German)