MetroBus Line 5: one of the busiest routes in Europe
Probably the most well-known HOCHBAHN route is the MetroBus Line 5 that runs between Burgwedel and the Main Station. With around 60,000 passengers a day, it is not only one of the most frequently used bus routes in Hamburg but in the whole of Europe. HOCHBAHN deploys particularly large articulated buses of the CapaCity L type. Measuring 21 metres in length, they are a whole three metres longer than conventional articulated buses and have up to 125 seats – creating a 20 percent higher passenger capacity.
Of course, these will also be replaced by emission-free successor models at a later date. The first electric articulated buses will be in operation in Hamburg from summer 2021 onwards.