Planning Contract

Hamburg Hochbahn plans to construct the U5 East with ZPP Ingenieure and STUVA

The next major construction site in Hamburg is almost upon us, for planning is due to start immediately for the eastern construction section of the new U 5 metro line. This section will involve more than 7 km in tunnels running from Bramfeld in the east to City North, including five new underground stations. Planning will be backed by an intensive dialogue with local residents from various parts of the city in order to provide information and receive suggestions from the public.

The general planning contract for this section was signed in early July between the Hamburg Hochbahn and ZPP Ingenieure. Alongside other associated partners, the STUVA is to be responsible for the plans for noise and vibration protection in this partially densely-populated urban area. The STUVAtec will draft the fire protection concepts for the underground stations as well as the safety concept for the running tunnels. It will also undertake fire simulations, evacuation calculations and if need be, the dimensioning of smoke removal and compressed air systems. The first construction section is due to be started in 2021.

The total U5 project with the subsequent route extension towards the west represents the most important single urban construction scheme for the next decade for the ever growing hanseatic city. In order to preclude future traffic gridlock the U5 project will link the most significant potential areas of high transport to the west and east of the Alster as well as existing large residential quarters with the city centre – at 90 second intervals using automated unmanned trains. In its final state the total route will be over 30 km long and run almost completely underground. As a result, the U5 will extend the Hochbahn’s present network length by one third.

Related articles:

STUVAtec

Daniel Hahne: certified Expert and Specialist Designer for preventive constructional Fire Protection

For many years, the STUVAtec GmbH has been certified by the TÜV Nord as a producer of fire protection plans for the Deutsche Bahn AG and has developed fire protection plans for numerous major...

more
Events

German tunnel-Forum 2013 lights up the Dark

The STUVA and the magazine tunnel published by the Bauverlag will stage the 2nd German tunnel-Forum in autumn 2013. This series of events will concentrate on light, colour and social safety and aims...

more
Switzerland

East Section of Biel Bypass: Breakthrough at Längholz Tunnel

One of the final gaps in the Swiss motorway network is to be closed with the Biel Bypass in the Canton of Berne. The project will link the T6 from Berne with the A16 and A5 and is split into 2...

more
Traffic Noise

Noise Measurements on the new Hamburg elevated Railway Vehicles

Since 2012 Hamburgs elevated railway (Hamburger Hochbahn) has been gradually introducing its new vehicle generation of twin cars (DT5) for its fleet. Apart from being more comfortable, the new...

more
Exhibitors STUVA Conference 2009

Your Company at STUVA Conference ’09 in Hamburg/D

With more than 35 lecturers and in excess of 1,500 expected participants the 2009 STUVA Conference from December 1st to 3rd, 2009 in the Congress Center CCH in Hamburg/D is once more a real must for...

more