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Ein E-Bus der HOCHBAHN fährt durch die Speicherstadt


On the road for Hamburg: the HOCHBAHN buses

E-buses, circumnavigations and on-board services

It’s hard to imagine Hamburg’s streets without them: HOCHBAHN’s buses can be seen driving around all over the city 365 days a year. All the bus routes together make up almost 1,000 kilometres, with over 1,400 stops on almost 120 different routes. Here’s another impressive statistic for you: HOCHBAHN buses travel well over 50 million kilometres every year, which is equivalent to more than 1,350 circumnavigations of the earth. 

E-buses at Hamburg’s service: the revolution is already underway 

All HOCHBAHN buses will be emission-free in future. This revolution is already in full swing on Hamburg’s roads. We will gradually be replacing all 1,100 diesel buses with e-buses by 2030. We have only been ordering zero-emission vehicles since 2020. 

You can find all background information and further facts about Hamburg’s e-buses here.  

But even the diesel buses that are still in service in Hamburg now, in many cases, emit considerably less nitrogen oxides and fine particles than their predecessor models. That’s due to the fact that, since 2018, we’ve only been deploying vehicles that meet Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards.