When designing the structure, one of the rather challenging aspects was the station’s position above a street. Answering to this, the “Elbbrücken” station was designed to span over the street in form of a bridge. To allow passengers to cross tracks inside the station’s glass hall, a delicate steel structure with stairs and elevators was planned, resting on two tree columns. Passengers are going to be able to use this overpass to reach the connecting bridge / skywalk, a glass tube, which will link the underground and S-Bahn stations in the future.
The new stop of the U4 line already provides an important transport link for south-eastern part of Hamburg’s Hafencity quarter. We congratulate all those involved in the project’s successful completion and look forward to also realizing the S-Bahn station with gmp.