Königsreh U-Bahn

Königsreh U-Bahn
Königsreh metro logo.png
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U4 at Böcklerstraße station
Overview
OwnerKönigsreher Verkehrbetriebe (KRVB)
LocaleKönigsreh
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines7
Number of stations219
Daily ridership1,559,231 (2019)
Annual ridership569.12 million (2019)
Websitekvb.ubahn.mc
Operation
Began operation21 May 1919; 101 years ago (1919-05-21)
Operator(s)Königsreher Verkehrsbetriebe (KRVB)
Technical
System length179.4 km (111.5 mi)
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Electrification806 V DC third rail
Average speed33.85 km/h (21.03 mph)

The Königsreh U-Bahn is an electric rail rapid transit network in Königsreh, Mascylla's capital and second largest city. Serving as one of the four components of the city's public transport capabilities, along with the S-Bahn, buses and a tram network, it is owned, maintained and operated by the Königsreher Verkehrsbetriebe (KRVB, "Königsreh Transport Company"). It is additionally integrated into the Verkehrsverbund Zentralmaskillien (VZM, "Transport Association of Central Mascylla") to expand its network and allow access to the cities of Flussmund, Lehpold and Lensrau.

The first line, the U1, was finished and opened to the public on 21 May 1919; it is the second-oldest metro line and system currently in operation in Erdara, after the Ulich metro. Today it contains 179.4 kilometres (111.5 miles) of tracks and routes, serving 219 stations on 7 separate lines, making it the largest metro system in Mascylla and fourth largest worldwide. In 2019, around 1.56 million people used the U-Bahn each day, or about half of Königsreh's population, and more than 569 million throughout the year; it is the busiest means of transportation in the city and country respectively and the most expensive public transport system in Erdara.

History

Conceptualization and difficulties

Untergrundbahn and first lines (1919-1939)

Later development and expansions

Außenlinie and U7 expansion

Landherrenallee controversy

Main article: Landherrenallee

Accidents and incidents

Roundel

Logo of the U-Bahn in 1919-1939
1939-1982
1982-1997
1997-2010
since 2010

The logo or roundel of the metro has seen various alterations throughout its history. All versions, excluding the first one utilized from 1919 to 1939 depict a capitalized "U" as the abbreviation of "U-Bahn" and "Untergrund", the Hesurian term for "underground" and "rapid transit" together. The first one to be counted as a logo of the metro is the trademark of the Hauptstadtregion Königsreh Untergrund-Bahn. The colours blue and white were also heavily used to differentiate from the colour schemes of the city's other public transport, most notably the S-Bahn which uses an orange-white palette, the buses green-white, and the trams purple-white, respectively.

Despite its simplistic design, it has risen to the status of a cultural icon of the city and has thus never been completely remodelled. The logo is most frequently used on stations and platform signs to signal the presence of an U-Bahn connection at the location, on the front of U-Bahn trains, or on maps of the system to notify the viewer; it is however mostly used in tandem with the logo of its umbrella company, the Königsreher Verkehrsbetriebe, usually depicted in the lower left or right section of the sign space. There is no formal code as to how the logo is to be used however.

Network

Map

Network map of the Königsreh U-Bahn as of April 2020

Lines

Currently seven lines are maintained and part of the system:

Line Colour Name Start terminus Transfer stations End terminus Stations Opening
Königsreh U1 logo.png
Orange Zentrallinie Schrödernplatz Hauptbahnhof - Königsdamm - Burggrafenstraße - Klaus-Edger-Straße - Aldischer Platz - Hönigmannstraße - Rathaus Schönhoch - Oberneuenweide Wildenbruch 32 21 May 1919
Königsreh U2 logo.png
Red Ringlinie Schrödernplatz Westbahnhof - Messaltstraße - Lorenzinsel - Zoologischer Park - Auroraplatz - Ahnerndamm - Fahnichtplatz- Erwin-Reuthers-Platz - Königsdamm - Burggrafenstraße - Klaus-Edger-Straße - Aldischer Platz - Hönigmannstraße - Rathaus Schönhoch - Rommiestraße Schönkiefer 36 17 November 1925
Königsreh U3 logo.png
Blue Metropollinie Am Bergpark Neckentor - Kaiserin-Anneliese-Straße - Alsenplatz - Jensenmarkt - Friedenau - Westbahnhof - Henckenallee - Lehpolder Platz - Lustgarten - Reichsrat - Kaulsmarkt - Hauptbahnhof - Würthersstraße - Marcowallee Kaulsberg 61 6 April 1927
Königsreh U4 logo.png
Green Königslinie Grätzwalder Allee Terundertor - Hauptbahnhof - Kaulsmarkt - Reichsrat - Lustgarten - Lehpolder Platz - Henckenallee - Westbahnhof - Friedenau - Jensenmarkt - Alsenplatz - Kaiserin-Anneliese-Straße - Böcklerstraße - Sarah-Kaiser-Damm - Akademie der Wissenschaften - Tyron-Heep-Straße - Piedbalenskistraße - Klöppelheide - Nikolaisheim Bahnhof Hadernsee 58 14 February 1930
Königsreh U5 logo.png
Yellow Nordstadtlinie Henckenallee Messaltstraße - Lorenzinsel - Zoologischer Park - Auroraplatz - Ahnerndamm - Fahnichtplatz- Erwin-Reuthers-Platz - Königsdamm - Terundertor - Würthersstraße - Flughafen Albert-Polschnitz Alt-Ahndau 35 10 July 1931
Königsreh U6 logo.png
Lime Außenlinie Neckentor Böcklerstraße - Hensbach - Oberneuenweide - Rommiestraße - Grätzwalder Allee Marcowallee 38 28 August 1963
Königsreh U7 logo.png
Purple Flusslinie Jensenmarkt Friedenau - Westbahnhof - Hensbach - Sarah-Kaiser-Damm - Akademie der Wissenschaften - Tyron-Heep-Straße - Piedbalenskistraße - Klöppelheide - Nikolaisheim Bahnhof Hadernsee 31 11 April 1942

Stations

Maintenance and operations

Logo of the Königsreher Verkehrsbetriebe

Travel

Navigation

Tickets

The metropal card as of 2019, a smart card and subscription for universal use of the metro