Nuremberg Underground

Germany’s newest and most cutting-edge underground system

Opening on March 1, 1972, the Nuremberg U-Bahn is Germany’s newest underground system. Two of the three lines have been fully automatic (without a driver) since March 15, 2003. This is an investment which certainly pays off for passengers: more frequent trains and more services at peak times make the system a highly attractive transportation option.

The EUR 610 million project was implemented step by step and completed in 2010. A computer program controls the automatic trains on lines U2 and U3. The number of trains running is increased or reduced depending on passenger density. Even the train lengths are controlled automatically, with no employees required for the coupling process. The two-part basic units are doubled or separated again from the control center – exclusively via remote control.

Each year, the Nuremberg network, which is 35 km long with three main lines, transports a total of 118.75 million passengers.

Our solutions

We deliver around 5 km of conductor rail cover profiles each year.

SiteNuremberg, Germany

Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg (VAG)

Transport associationVerkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg (VGN)
Products/systemsConductor rail cover systems 
Key terms
  • Third Rail
  • Conductor Rail

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