Westfriedhof station

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Westfriedhof
U-Bahn
Munich subway station Westfriedhof.jpg
2014
General information
LocationOrpheusstraße
80992 Munich
Bavaria
(Germany)
Owned byStadtwerke München
Operated byMünchner Verkehrsgesellschaft
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Train operators
Connections
  • Munich tramway Munich tramway Munich tramway
  • Bus 151 164 165 180 N71
Construction
Parkingyes
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneMVV: M[1]
History
Opened24 May 1998; 24 years ago (1998-05-24)
Services
Preceding station U-Bahn.svg Munich U-Bahn Following station
Georg-Brauchle-Ring U1 Gern
U7 Gern
Location
Westfriedhof is located in Bavaria
Westfriedhof
Westfriedhof
Location within Bavaria
Westfriedhof is located in Germany
Westfriedhof
Westfriedhof
Location within Europe
Westfriedhof is located in Europe
Westfriedhof
Westfriedhof
Westfriedhof (Europe)
Westfriedhof station platform.

Westfriedhof is an U-Bahn station in Munich on the U1 line of the Munich U-Bahn system, it opened on 24 May 1998, the extension onwards to Georg-Brauchle-Ring was completed in 2003.[2] It is located in the course of the second main line on the border between the Munich districts Neuhausen-Nymphenburg and Moosach.

The station built below Orpheusstraße was opened to traffic on 24 May 1998. The subway station is served by the subway line U1. Since 12 December 2011, it has also been the terminus of the U7 reinforcement line, which only runs during rush hours. There is a link with other Munich public transport lines at above-ground tram stops.

From 1998 to 2003 it was the terminus of the U1 line and is the terminus of tram line Munich tramway. Because of its lighting design, it is occasionally used as a photo motif by advertising agencies and the special atmosphere has also been used as a record cover.[3] The light comes from eleven lamps, each 3.80 metres in diameter, which have luminaires in blue, red and yellow.[4] At the western end sunlight falls in. This divides the platform into different colours. Together with the rough walls, the station is reminiscent of a cave. Originally, the architect had planned a glass pane in front of the walls, but he liked it better that way. However, the walls had to be secured with a steel net in 2003, as individual pieces had loosened from the wall time and again. The barrier storey can be reached by rolling stairs, fixed staircases and a lift. From there you can also get to the surface by means of rolling and fixed stairs and a lift, where there is a connection to the tram line Munich tramway to Moosach and to the tram lines Munich tramway and Munich tramway in the direction of the city centre.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Regionalzug, Tram und ExpressBus im MVV" (PDF). Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund. December 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ "UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Germany > MÜNCHEN / MUNICH U-Bahn (Subway)". www.urbanrail.net. Archived from the original on 15 April 2004.
  3. ^ "Keep on Movin', by the Haggis Horns".
  4. ^ "U-Bahnhof Westfriedhof, Auer+Weber | Munich | Germany | MIMOA". www.mimoa.eu. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Munich tram network" (PDF). MVG. Retrieved 20 June 2011.

Coordinates: 48°10′14″N 11°31′42″E / 48.17056°N 11.52833°E / 48.17056; 11.52833