We’re committed to having Hamburg on board with us. Not only in our buses or trains, but also when it comes to extending our networks. The involvement of citizens in major projects such as the U5 line has become an absolutely integral part of the process. We work together in dialogue to find the best way to reach our goal.
Since 2016, we have had a designated department responsible for involving citizens in the expansion of the metro network. A point of contact and representative from HOCHBAHN is on site to supervise projects from the very outset.
During the planning of the U5 line, the extension of the U4 line to the Horner Geest and the U1 station Oldenfelde. HOCHBAHN involves local people in each case.
We place a focus on public participation right from the start of planning – much earlier than is in fact required by law. This is because during the so-called planning approval procedure, when citizens first gain insight into the plans, it is often far too late for to make any real and meaningful difference.
We bring people together at events in districts throughout the city: The local residents with the insider knowledge of their neighbourhood and HOCHBAHN with its planning and construction experts. Where possible, the information provided and suggestions made by citizens then flow into the planning process. We have also created a digital participation platform aimed at creating dialogue at an even deeper level.
We want this involvement to really make a difference in the end. We aim to examine and incorporate proposals from local residents and react to their worries and fears at an early stage. That’s why we are in touch with residents, initiatives, clubs, associations and politicians right from the very start of the planning stage.