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Mainova IRONMAN Frankfurt Germany 2021: Traffic disruptions on Sunday

12.08.2021 | 12:08 Clock | Sport
Mainova IRONMAN Frankfurt Germany 2021: Traffic disruptions on Sunday

While with the Frankfurt Marathon only recently a major sporting event in Frankfurt was cancelled, on Sunday, August 15, the "iron men" and "iron women" are allowed to start at the IRONMAN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FRANKFURT this year. This year will be different: There will be no course hotspots where there will be regular cheering parties for the athletes this year due to the Corona pandemic. Only relatives are allowed at some closed-off areas such as at the Langener Waldsee or at the finish on the Römerberg. These can register (with test, vaccination or convalescent proof) from Thursday (12.08.) to Saturday (14.08.) during the official registration times at the registration tent and receive a corresponding access ribbon.

The athletic challenge for participants remains the same this year: a 3.8-kilometer swim, 180-kilometer bike ride and 42.2-kilometer marathon run await athletes. However, this also means that there will be traffic disruptions, which will also affect public transport: numerous lines will be diverted, interrupted or suspended. S-Bahns and U-Bahns will not be affected by the Ironman, so they are a good alternative for passengers to get to their destination well, especially in Frankfurt's dense public transport network.

Up-to-date information: Service telephone and Internet

All information on timetables and diversions is available on the RMV service telephone at 069/24248024 around the clock every day and on the Internet at

The changes in the single


The U1, U2, U4, U7 and U7 lines will offer more space on this day due to longer trains. However, due to track work between Nieder-Eschbach and Gonzenheim, the U2 only runs between Südbahnhof and Riedwiese/Mertonviertel, the U9 is cancelled.


Line 11 (Fechenheim Schießhüttenstraße - Höchst Zuckschwerdstraße)

Line 11 operates in the west of Frankfurt from 7am only between Höchst and Hauptbahnhof (south side). In the east, it will not begin service until 1 p.m. and will run between Fechenheim Schießhüttenstraße and Bornheim Burgstraße. From 5 p.m., it will run from Fechenheim via Konstablerwache to Lokalbahnhof. The replacement service between Börneplatz/Stoltzestraße and Daimlerstraße will not run on this day.

Line 12 (Fechenheim Hugo-Junkers-Straße - Schwanheim Rheinlandstraße)

From 7am, line 12 will only run between Rheinlandstraße and Willy-Brandt-Platz and - due to the existing detour - between Zoo and Ernst-May-Platz.

Line 14 (Gallus Gustavsburgplatz - Bornheim Ernst-May-Platz)

Line 14 runs from 7am only between Mönchhofstraße and Heilbronner Straße.

Line 15 (Niederrad Haardtwaldplatz - Südbahnhof)

The line can run from about 6.30 to 10.30 not reach Südbahnhof and is diverted from Haardtwaldplatz to Hauptbahnhof (south side).

Line 16 (Ginnheim - Offenbach Stadtgrenze)

Here, the line will be diverted from about 6.30 to 10.30 o'clock between main station and south station interrupted. From Ginnheim it ends at Hauptbahnhof (south side), coming from Offenbach and Oberrad it will be diverted from Südbahnhof to Louisa.

Line 17 (Rebstockbad - Neu-Isenburg city limits)

The 17 is from about 6.30 to 10.30 only between Rebstockbad and Hauptbahnhof (south side) in operation.

Line 18 (Preungesheim Gravensteiner-Platz - Louisa Bahnhof)

The line operates from about 6.30 to 10.30 between Südbahnhof and Neu-Isenburg, from 10.30 to about 17.30 only between Südbahnhof and Louisa.


The Ebbelwei-Express of the VGF does not run.


Line 28 (Nieder-Erlenbach - Riedwiese/Mertonviertel)

The line operates from about 8 am to 5 pm only between Tempelhof and Riedwiese/Mertonviertel.

Line 29 (Nordwestzentrum - Nieder-Erlenbach)

The line operates from about 8.15 to 17 o'clock only between northwest center and the underground station Nieder-Eschbach.

Line 30 (Bad Vilbel Bahnhof - Friedberger Warte) and line M43 (Bergen Ost - Bornheim Mitte)

From about 7.45 to 17.30 o'clock the lines 30 and M43 run as a common ring line from Bornheim Mitte via Friedberger Warte and Heiligenstock/Lohrberg to Bergen and from there on the way of the line 43 via Seckbach back to Bornheim Mitte.

Between Heiligenstock and Bad Vilbel the line 30 can not run.

From Bornheim Mitte in the direction of Seckbach and Enkheim, you can get to Bornheim from about 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with another Ringlinie 43, which returns to Bornheim via Vilbeler Landstraße, Borsigallee and Riederwald.

Line M32 (Ostbahnhof - Westbahnhof)

From about 8.45 to 17.15 the line M32 runs only between Ostbahnhof/Sonnemannstraße and Günthersburgallee.

Line M34 (Gallus Mönchhofstraße - Bornheim Mitte)

The line cannot be operated from about 7.30 to 17.45 not to Bornheim, but runs only between Mönchhofstraße and Homburger Landstraße/Marbachweg.

Line M36 (Westbahnhof - Sachsenhausen Hainer Weg)

From about 7 to 17.30 the line runs only between Westbahnhof and Eschenheimer Tor and between Südbahnhof and Hainer Weg.

Line 40 (Enkheim Hessen-Center - Bergen Ost)

Line 40 suspends its service from about 10 am to 2 pm.

Line 42 (Enkheim subway station - Bergen East)

The line cannot reach either the Enkheim subway station or the Bergen district from about 7 am to 2 pm. It operates on a circular route between Leuchte and Riedbad in Enkheim.

Line M43 (Bergen Ost - Bornheim Mitte)

-see line 30 -

Line 44 (Seckbach Leonhardsgasse - Fechenheim Friedhof)

Operation on this line is only from Leonhardsgasse to Birsteiner Straße, just before the Mainkur, until about 2 pm.

Line 61 (Airport Terminal 1 - Südbahnhof)

From about 5.30 to 10.45 hrs, buses will be diverted from the airport via the A5 motorway and from the Niederrad exit on the southern bank of the Main, via Lyoner Straße and Goldsteinstraße to the temporary final stop at Oberforsthaus. Back it runs from Triftstraße on the normal route to the airport.

Line X61 (Airport Terminal 1 - Südbahnhof)

The express bus line will suspend service from about 4:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Line 65 (Nieder-Erlenbach - Bad Vilbel Bahnhof)

Line 65 will not start its operation until 5 pm.

Line X77 (Cargo City South - South Station)

This express bus line will only operate between Airport Building 543 and Gateway Gardens Mitte from approximately 5am to 11am.

Line 83 (Lohrbergbus: Friedberger Warte - Lohrberg)

The line starts the first trip only at 17.49 from Friedberger Warte to Lohrberg.

You can find more info about the traffic situation and course closures on Sunday HERE

For those who want to follow the IRONMAN relaxed from home: As in previous years, there will be a live broadcast on HR television (06.15 - 15.30 and 21.45 - 22.05)!

Further info is available at:

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