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Extended public transport services for the Museumsuferfest: More trains and buses

25.08.2023 | 16:10 Clock | Culture
Extended public transport services for the Museumsuferfest: More trains and buses

From Friday, August 25, to Sunday, August 27, the Museumsuferfest celebrates the unique museum landscape on both sides of the Main. To reach the festival area on the banks of the Main, the stations Schweizer Platz, Schweizer-/Gartenstraße, Otto-Hahn-Platz, Stresemannallee/Gartenstraße and Willy-Brandt-Platz are ideal. But the festival can also be reached quickly from the Hauptbahnhof, Hauptwache or Konstablerwache intersections with a walk of a few hundred meters.

Public transport services will be extended on many lines for the Museumsuferfest: denser frequency until late at night, longer trains and buses offer more space for arrivals and departures. And if it gets even later: As is well known, many lines in Frankfurt run around the clock on all days.

However, due to the summer construction sites, the U4 and U5 subway lines are not available for travel to the Museumsuferfest; as a substitute, the special streetcar line 10 and a rail replacement service are in operation. Further information is available at to be found.

No suburban trains run between Ostendstraße, Südbahnhof and Louisa. As in other operations in the industry, the level of sickness among the driving personnel is currently so high that there will be cancellations.

The U9 subway line will be completely discontinued in favor of the special services for the Museumsuferfest, and the U1 and U8 lines will serve as substitutes here. The vehicles that are not in use on the U9 line will be used elsewhere to extend trains, thus creating more capacity.

The Ebbelwei Express will operate exclusively for trips that have already been reserved for the same reason. There may also be cancellations on other lines due to the tight staffing situation.

traffiQ and VGF ask passengers at this point for their patience and understanding in the current situation with construction measures and a tight staffing situation. traffiQ and VGF are trying to organize as good a service as possible for passengers even and especially during these times - with dense intervals and a dense route network.

More trains and buses

The RMV provides for longer trains with more space on the S-Bahn lines S1 and S2 as well as S8 and S9 on Friday and Saturday nights until about 1:30 am and Sunday until midnight. Due to construction work, no additional trips can be offered on the S3 and S4, but some trips with more space.

The subways also run Friday and Saturday night with more cars and in the evening significantly more often: the U1, U2, U7 and U8 each run every 15 minutes until about 2 a.m., as does the U5 and its replacement service between Marbachweg/Sozialzentrum and Konstablerwache. As far as Bad Homburg-Gonzenheim, the U2 runs every 30 minutes.

Tram lines 16, 17 and 18 run every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday night until after midnight, lines 10, 11 and 12 even until 2 am. Line 16 also runs between Offenbach and the main train station every seven to eight minutes, i.e. eight times an hour.

The M36 metro bus line runs between Eschenheimer Tor and Hainer Weg at a denser frequency, with articulated buses offering more space.

On the road around the clock

And if the party continues after the Museumsuferfest: In Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region, you can also be mobile at night by bus and train. In the night from Friday, August 25, to Saturday, August 26, as well as Saturday, August 26, to Sunday, August 27, the S-Bahns S1 to S6 run hourly. The S8 runs every half hour between Wiesbaden and Offenbach Ost, and there are hourly connections in the direction of Hanau. On the night of Sunday, August 27, to Monday, August 28, and the following nights, the S8 runs every half hour between Kelsterbach and Konstablerwache, otherwise every hour. On the regional train lines, individual trains also run as needed.

On the nights of Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, the U7 and U8 subway lines in Frankfurt run according to schedule, as do streetcar lines 11, 12, 16 and 18. On all other nights, the night bus lines close to the tracks take over this service. The special streetcar line 10 is also on the move on weekends on a somewhat shortened route, but without interruption.

This service is supplemented by the eight Metrobus lines, which are on the move daily around the clock. A further eight bus lines, important because of their accessibility effect, supplement this 24/7 service. So you can always get there. Information on the night service can be found at

Final fireworks: night line N8 bypasses Untermainbrücke

On Sunday evening, August 27, the Untermainbrücke will be closed to traffic for the closing fireworks. The night line N8 will run a detour from Willy-Brandt-Platz via Friedensbrücke to Sachsenhausen. After the fireworks, an increased volume of passengers is to be expected. traffiQ and the VGF recommend that sufficient time be planned for the return journey.

Inform in advance

RMV, traffiQ and the VGF recommend that passengers inform themselves in advance about the best connections. They can be found via the app RMVGo, the timetable information at, and the round-the-clock service phone at 069/24248024 quickly get to know.

Favorable travel by bus and train

For the trip to the festival and back, day tickets are offered, which are already worthwhile from two trips. Holders of an RMV season ticket can use the Mitnahmeregelung, where one adult and any number of children up to 14 years can travel free of charge daily from 7 pm - on Saturdays and Sundays even all day.

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