Talk:Munich U-Bahn

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I moved the following text from the article (it was commented out) --Jason McHuff 20:11, 3 October 2005 (UTC):

Average Speed[edit]

Hi all, I am a newcomer to wikipedia syntax so there is something that I noticed needs to be fixed in this article but I do not know how to do it. I hope someone else can. In the "fact box" at the top right of the article, it lists the munich u-bahn's average speed as 35.6mph, lists that speed converted into km/h, and then links to the annotated source. I went to check out the source and found that the source lists the average speed as 35.6km/h, NOT 35.6mph. The number is in the unfamiliar syntax of the "fact box" plus the unfamiliar syntax of something that is automatically converting the mph figure to km/h. Will someone please fix this appropriately? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:05, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Technical Base[edit]

Prior to construction of Munich's U-Bahn there was a survey for the site of a new U-Bahn

Vor Beginn des U-Bahn-Baus wurde nach einer geeigneten Stelle für ein Betriebswerk für die U-Bahn gesucht, die bisherigen Straßenbahnwerkstätten kamen allein schon aus Platzgründen nicht in Frage, eine unterirdische Werkstatt im Zentrum kam aus finanziellen Gründen nicht in Frage. Schnell stand deswegen fest, dass im nördlichen Stadtgebiet oberirdisch am Kieferngarten eine Werkstatt entstehen sollte. Aus diesem Grund hatte auch der Bau der U6 bis Kieferngarten Priorität, obgleich andere Strecken an sich wichtiger gewesen wären.

Anfangs bestand das Betriebswerk in Fröttmaning hauptsächlich aus Abstellanlagen und Lagergebäuden sowie Wartungshallen, in denen kleinere Reparaturen und teilweise auch Überholungen erledigt wurden. Da der noch kleine Wagenpark keine Hauptwerkstätte rechtfertigte, mussten einzelne Teile zur Reparatur in die Straßenbahnhauptwerkstätte überführt werden.

Als Mitte der 1970er Jahre der U-Bahn-Bau immer weiter voran schritt, führte der erhöhte Wagenbedarf dazu, dass neben den Wartungshallen eine Hauptwerkstätte errichtet wurde, in der alle nötigen Aufgaben für die U-Bahn ausgeführt werden können. In den 1980er Jahren folgte der weitere Ausbau des Betriebhofs Nord zum jetzigen Zustand, der Technischen Basis in Fröttmaning mit mittlerweile eigenem angrenzenden U-Bahnhof.

In Neuperlach Süd existiert der sogenannte Betriebshof Süd, der jedoch fast ausschließlich aus einer großen Abstellanlage besteht. Unter der Theresienwiese befindet sich mit der Betriebsanlage Theresienwiese eine weitere große Abstellanlage.

Vor Fertigstellung des Betriebhof Nord fand auf einer Teilstrecke der U6 ja bereits ein Testbetrieb statt, dafür wurde die Abstellanlage nördlich des Bahnhofs Alte Heide vorübergehend als behelfsmäßige Werkstatt genutzt.

shall I translste it? and maybe start a separate article Munich U-Bahn Technical base and overhaul depot??IsarSteve 15:16, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Proper Names[edit]

Trying to literally translate all the names of stations is not necessary and makes all the hard work put into this page look very childish. e.g. Klinikum Großhadern and München Hauptbahnhof. I propose leaving the station names in German with an english explaination, if necessary in brackets e.g. Hauptbahnhof (Main station). By the way, Central station is not correct!! IsarSteve 13:34, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Er, central station is correct, although it is not a literal translation. But as THEY translate it to Central Station in official maps, Wikipedia should use that term, too. -- 3247 16:33, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Duplicate Pictures[edit]

Is there any particular reason the pictures of the Georg-Brauchle Ring station and the Frötmanning station are in this article twice? Granted they may be somewhat relevant in both locations, but I think that the redundancy outweighs the relevance. Lapunkd 06:31, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Order of the Sections[edit]

I feel like, per de facto standards established in countless other articles, that the history section should probably be the first section in this article, or, at the very least, certainly not last. Lapunkd 07:03, 18 December 2006 (UTC)


This article is definitely far beyond the Start rating for Wikiproject Germany. It has numerous outstanding photographs (one a FP!), and an impressive amount of information about each U-Bahn line, past, present, and future.Lapunkd 22:03, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree --IsarSteve 00:43, 19 December 2006 (UTC)


The article is good, but in its current form it's very long. I think it would help to split off the part about each line to a separate article. Any objections? --Reuben 05:17, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Not really. It would give the opportunity to delve a little more into the history of the lines, ie there was an U5 in the 1970's as a "Verstärkerlinie". I got a few refs on User:Agathoclea/UBahn, just being a bit busy with other things atm. Agathoclea 22:04, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Example line page: User:Reuben/U1 (Munich U-Bahn) --Reuben 17:47, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Further plans/U9 (Bypass line)[edit]

The press release link (source 10 by now) is dead. Similar information can be found at (in German) (talk) 17:13, 15 August 2017 (UTC)