We are building new facilities – for you!
Frankfurt is growing, and so too are the requirements that Frankfurt people place on their public passenger transport.
As the transport corporation for the Frankfurt region we take this into account firstly, by constantly modernising our existing facilities and secondly, by extending the traffic network in and around Frankfurt.
For instance, VGF’s annual investment budget for rail infrastructure amounts to about €20 million. For the maintenance of the existing rail infrastructure VGF is even prepared to put its hand in its pocket for about €50 million every year, and that does not include the financial resources provided additionally by the State of Hessen, the Federal Government and the City of Frankfurt. The point to emphasise here is that the costs of maintaining and renewing the infrastructure are not subsidised by the State of Hessen and therefore have to be borne in full by VGF.
Structural work includes the continual rebuilding and modernisation of platforms in all the tram and underground areas. This mainly covers changing the platform heights so that our passengers can step aboard conveniently, without encountering any barriers or awkward steps. It is also an important matter to us, however that our stops and stations should be modern in design and attractive to customers.
Major construction projects such as the construction of a double track tram route from the junction of Rohrbachstrasse, Friedberger Landstrasse and Glauburgstrasse via Friedberger Landstrasse to the new Frankfurter Bogen estate, which is connected with the structural work on the Frankfurt local public passenger transport network, is something that we regard not only as a challenge to us but also as a component part of a properly functioning system of local public passenger transport. Current construction projects include the extension of the underground station at Ostbahnhof with access through to Hanauer Landstrasse, and at the planning stage there is the extension of underground route U5 from Preungesheim to Frankfurter Berg. This project is intended to open up the Frankfurter Berg housing estate and the Edwards Gardens urban development with rail-based local public passenger transport. In addition to this the linking of electric railway route S6 and underground route U5 at the Frankfurter Berg station will create better conditions for passengers changing from the one to the other, increase the attractiveness of local public passenger transport, and improve the service we offer our customers.