UNDERGROUND LINE U5 MITTE HAMBURG
Lead planning for U5 Mitte
The lead planning for U5 Mitte includes the preliminary planning of the traffic planning, the engineering and tunnel construction works, the architecture and the technical systems on a section of 13 to 17 km. Extensive special services, technical consultant services and advisory services will be provided by an interdisciplinary team. The U5 Mitte engineering consortium was tasked by Hamburger Hochbahn AG with planning the entire inner-city line including 14-17 underground stops. Schüßler-Plan is the technical lead in the engineering consortium consisting of WTM Engineers of Hamburg and ISP Ziviltechniker of Vienna.
Extensive BIM services as part of the preliminary planning
As part of the preliminary planning, extensive services will be provided for the first time in the early stages of the underground planning using BIM. These include in particular a basic model for a detailed presentation of the entire existing track and detailed models of three stops. The benefit of this detailed preparation lies in the verification of the planning results. Plan derivation, construction process simulations and cost planning will also be presented using the BIM models.
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Underground line of 13-17 km with 14-17 underground stops
Services provided by Schüßler-Plan
Technical lead of U5 Mitte engineering consortium:
Lead planning of the infrastructure facilities including the preliminary planning of the traffic planning, the engineering and tunnel construction works, the architecture and the technical systems
Technical consultant services and advisory services will be provided by an interdisciplinary team
Construction and connection to the existing network
The stops will be constructed using the open-cut method. On the other sections, tunnel driving is possible. The construction method will be chosen in the in-depth planning. The U5 should create convenient transfer options to other existing Schnellbahn (city rail) lines in order to achieve an optimal network effect. For this purpose, it is planned that the existing central stops such as Hauptbahnhof Nord will be converted into transfer stops. The negative impact on the existing network needs to be kept as low as possible, and construction methods that are as low risk as possible are to be defined. One improvement to the existing network is that the U5 will be operated for the first time as a fully-automated driverless system. With large-scale, inner-city transport infrastructure projects in cities such as Düsseldorf, Cologne, Berlin and Frankfurt, Schüßler-Plan already possesses extensive expertise in the planning and construction supervision of city rail and underground lines. With the award of the contract for U5 Mitte, the planning of another future-oriented mobility project commences. The preliminary planning is expected to be completed in 2020.