RTPI @ Hamburg’s new Central Bus Station

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Wolfgang Marahens, CEO ZOB Hamburg

Hamburg’s central bus station – ZOB Hamburg – has been in operation for nearly 50 years, thus marking it out as one of the largest and oldest long-distance bus stations in Germany. Serving more than 3 million customers per year from 27 different countries, the time had come for a radical modernisation to meet today’s public transport requirements. A key feature of this was a new, state-of-the-art passenger Information system.

We opted to build an entirely new structure at the same location. The new central bus station has a striking translucent canopy that seems to hover above Hamburg’s urban landscape. It protects all bus platforms, the three service buildings, a travel goods shop and various food outlets.

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