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Timeline, Facts & Figures

August 2001

International design competition with a pre-qualification tender with nine invited participants;
winners: netzwerkarchitekten with Heike Klussmann /Art, Dr. Alexander Hentschel / Structure and Belzner Holmes / Lighting
Jury / Expert judges: Christoph Ingenhoven, Düsseldorf / Prof. Peter Kulka, Köln / Walter von Lom, Köln / Prof. Volkwin Marg, Aachen / Brigitte Hoppe-Johnen, Amt für Verkehrsmanagement, Düsseldorf / Prof. Ernst Kaspar, Aachen


December 2001


Competition by invitation to choose additional artists with sixteen participants, winners: Ralf Brög, Ursula Damm, Enne Haehnle, Manuel Franke, Thomas Stricker


April 2003


Final preliminary design, defining the geometries of the underground stations in consultation with the engineers


February 2006


Completion of the architectural design planning phase with a more in-depth planning stage in consultation with the artists.


from March 2006


Beginning of planning phase for the execution and details / "extended shell"


March 2007


Planning permission and authorization


November 2007


Start on construction of tunnels and cut-and-cover construction of the stations


August 2009

Life-size models made of the art-in-architecture concepts


December 2011

Completion of tunnel drilling


June 2012


Start of icing method used for cutting under the Kaufhof


June 2014

Completion of structural work on the stations


November 2012 to December 2015

Completion of construction on the stations


May 2015


Start of test drives


February 20-1, 2016


Opening and launch


Construction costs

843.6 million Euros, supported by the City of Düsseldorf, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the German Federal government


Route length

3.4 km double-track tunnel


Quantities of steel


22,000 tons


Amount of concrete


240,000 cubic meters


Number of installed panels for the “continuum”


approx. 6,700


Inner tunnel diameter


8.30 m


Length of platforms

90 meters


Estimated passenger volume

Weekdays: 53,100 people


Wehrhahn Lines


U 71, U 72, U 73 and U 83

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Wehrhahnlinie Duesseldorf, Facts and Figures, Photo Joerg Hempel

Timeline, Facts & Figures

August 2001

International design competition with a pre-qualification tender with nine invited participants;
winners: netzwerkarchitekten with Heike Klussmann /Art, Dr. Alexander Hentschel / Structure and Belzner Holmes / Lighting
Jury / Expert judges: Christoph Ingenhoven, Düsseldorf / Prof. Peter Kulka, Köln / Walter von Lom, Köln / Prof. Volkwin Marg, Aachen / Brigitte Hoppe-Johnen, Amt für Verkehrsmanagement, Düsseldorf / Prof. Ernst Kaspar, Aachen


December 2001


Competition by invitation to choose additional artists with sixteen participants, winners: Ralf Brög, Ursula Damm, Enne Haehnle, Manuel Franke, Thomas Stricker


April 2003


Final preliminary design, defining the geometries of the underground stations in consultation with the engineers


February 2006


Completion of the architectural design planning phase with a more in-depth planning stage in consultation with the artists.


from March 2006


Beginning of planning phase for the execution and details / "extended shell"


March 2007


Planning permission and authorization


November 2007


Start on construction of tunnels and cut-and-cover construction of the stations


August 2009

Life-size models made of the art-in-architecture concepts


December 2011

Completion of tunnel drilling


June 2012


Start of icing method used for cutting under the Kaufhof


June 2014

Completion of structural work on the stations


November 2012 to December 2015

Completion of construction on the stations


May 2015


Start of test drives


February 20-1, 2016


Opening and launch


Construction costs

843.6 million Euros, supported by the City of Düsseldorf, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the German Federal government


Route length

3.4 km double-track tunnel


Quantities of steel


22,000 tons


Amount of concrete


240,000 cubic meters


Number of installed panels for the “continuum”


approx. 6,700


Inner tunnel diameter


8.30 m


Length of platforms

90 meters


Estimated passenger volume

Weekdays: 53,100 people


Wehrhahn Lines


U 71, U 72, U 73 and U 83

scroll up scroll down
Wehrhahnlinie Duesseldorf, Facts and Figures, Photo Joerg Hempel