Aachen bus station - Aachen Bushof

Aachen bus station
Aachen Bushof.JPG
View from the northeast of the bus station building
Data
opening 1973
location
city Aachen
Land North Rhine-Westphalia
State Germany
Coordinates 50 ° 46 ′ 37 ″ N , 6 ° 5 ′ 22 ″ O Koordinaten: 50 ° 46 ′ 37 ″ N , 6 ° 5 ′ 22 ″ O
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Aachen Bushof is the central bus station in Aachen and the most important bus hub for ASEAG .

description

The Aachen bus station was originally just an asphalt surface on which the stops of the various bus routes were distributed. A modern bus station was built on this area and opened in autumn 1973. [1] [2] The new bus station consists of a bus station building and stops in the adjacent streets, Peterstrasse and Kurhausstrasse. Under the elevated bus station building there are three bus platforms with seven stops, on the floors above there are offices that are occupied by the Aachen Adult Education Center, among others . Until 2016, the bus platforms were illuminated during the day using a heliostat system. [3]There are shops between the bus platforms and Peterstraße, which house a newspaper shop and restaurants. The Couvenstrasse multi-storey car park is located below the bus station and has 534 parking spaces. [4]

The bus station has 12 stops that are served by a total of 55 bus routes, including 8 express bus and 9 night bus routes. The stops H.1 to H.7 are located under the building; the stops on Peterstraße are designated H.10 to H.13 and the stops on Kurhausstraße are designated H.14 and H.15. [5] In December 2012 new dynamic passenger information systems (DFI) from ASEAG were installed at the bus station. [6]

Half of the bus station building belongs to the city of Aachen, the other half of the shares in the building have been held by the Aachen investor Gerd Sauren since 2011, who acquired it from a Berlin company after the city waived its right of first refusal. [7]

Shortly after the opening of the bus station, the last line of the Aachen tram and the trolleybus line to Baesweiler were closed.

service

Aachen bus station is served by the following lines:

line course
1 Uniklinik - Westbahnhof - Ponttor - Aachen Bushof - Ludwig Forum - Talbot - Haaren - Verlautenheide - Atsch - Stolberg Mühlener Bf - Stolberg Altstadt - Binsfeldhammer - Bernardshammer - Vicht - Mausbach - Werth - Gressenich - Schevenhütte
2 Preuswald - Kaiser-Friedrich-Park - Misereor - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Kennedypark - Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium - Hansmannstraße (Eilendorf Bf) - Eilendorf Schubertstraße
4 ( Uniklinik - Westfriedhof - / Weststraße -) Hanbruch - Preusweg - Franziskushospital - Jewish cemetery - Schanz - Markt - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz
5 University Clinic - Westfriedhof - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Bf Rothe Erde - Forst - Driescher Hof - Brand School Center - Brand
7 Verlautenheide - Eilendorf Station - Bf Rothe Erde - Theater - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Richterich Schonau
11 Schmithof - Walheim - Lichtenbusch - Waldfriedhof - Burtscheid - Marienhospital - Aachen Hbf - Misereor - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Ludwig Forum - Talbot - Haaren - Broichweiden - Montanstraße - Mariadorf - Hoengen
12 Campus Melaten - Hörn - Muffet - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Kennedypark - Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium - Eilendorf - Münsterbusch - Zinkhütter Hof - Stolberg Mühlener Bf (- Am Sender - Donnerberg Höhenstraße)
14 Aachen Bushof - Elisenbrunnen - Misereor - Aachen Hbf - Diepenbenden - Linzenshäuschen - Köpfchen Grenz - ( Hauset (B) -) Eynatten (B) - ( Raeren (B) -) Kettenis (B) - Eupen (B)
15 Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Bf Rothe Erde - Forst - Brand - Krauthausen - Breinig (- Vicht - Mausbach )
16 Richterich Schönau / Laurensberg Rahe - Laurensberg - Westbahnhof - Ponttor - Aachen bus station - Rothe Erde station - Tierpark - Lintert - Hitfeld - Oberforstbach - Schleckheim - Nütheim - Walheim - Schmithof - Sief
17 Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Richterich - (Bank →) Horbach - Locht customs museum
21 Lintert Friedhof; - Burtscheid ; - Aachen Hbf - Misereor - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Ludwig Forum - Talbot - Haaren - Würselen - Bardenberg - Herzogenrath Bf - Palenberg Bf
22 Campus Melaten - Hörn - Muffet - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Kennedypark - Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium - Eilendorf - Atsch - Stolberg Mühlener Bf
23 (Campus Melaten -) Hörn - Muffet - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - ASEAG - Hüls
24 Kelmis (B) - picture border - Franziskushospital - Jewish cemetery - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station
25 Vaals (NL) - Vaalserquartier - Westfriedhof - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Forst - Brand - Freund - Büsbach - Stolberg Mühlener station (- Atsch Dreieck)
27 Brand - Eilendorf Süd industrial area - Rothe Erde station - Normaluhr - Theater - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bus Station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Niersteiner Höfe - Vetschau - Richterich Roder Weg / Kohlscheid Bank
31 Siegel - Burtscheid - Aachen Hbf - Misereor - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Ludwig Forum - Talbot - Haaren - Verlautenheide - Aachener Kreuz industrial area
33 Fuchserde - Beverau - Frankenberger Viertel - Theater - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bus Station - Ponttor - Westbahnhof - Hörn - Campus Melaten - University Clinic (- Kullen - Vaalserquartier - Vaals (NL))
34 Kerkrade (NL) - Kohlscheid - Grüner Weg - Aachen Bushof - Elisenbrunnen - Theater - Normaluhr - Diepenbenden
35 Vaals border - Vaalserquartier - Westfriedhof - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Forst - Brand - Kornelimünster - Walheim - Hahn - Breinig
36 Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - normal clock - Marienhospital - Burtscheid - Bismarck tower - ( Waldfriedhof ←) Oberforstbach - SCHUMAG - Schleckheim
37 Brand - Eilendorf Süd industrial park - Rothe Erde station - normal clock - theater - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Orsbach - Lemiers
41 Uniklinik - Westbahnhof - Ponttor - Aachen Bus Station - Haaren - Verlautenheide
43 Aachen Bus Station - Elisenbrunnen - Preusweg - Hanbruch - University Clinic
44 Express bus:
Aachen Hbf - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Richterich - Horbach - Hogeschool Zuyd - Heerlen Dutch Railways logo.svg
45 Uniklinik - Kullen - Westfriedhof - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Bf Rothe Erde - Forst - Driescher Hof - Brand School Center (- Brand )
47 ( Brand -) Hüls - Kaiserplatz - Aachen Bus Station - Ponttor - Laurensberg - Richterich - Kohlscheid - Straß - Herzogenrath Bf - Merkstein
51 Waldfriedhof - Burtscheid - Aachen Hbf - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen Busof - STAWAG - Carolus Thermen - Alter Tivoli - Würselen - Alsdorf-Annapark - Oidtweiler - ( Carl-Alexander-ParkBaesweiler Reyplatz / Setterich )
52 ( Hüelte - Weisweiler -) Eschweiler Südstraße - City Hall - Eschweiler Busof - Röhe - Talbot - Ludwig Forum - Aachen Busof
53 Ronheider Weg - Habsburgerallee - Misereor - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station
54 Merkstein - Herzogenrath Bf - Klinkheide - Kohlscheid - Soers - Eurogress - Aachen Bus Station - Elisenbrunnen - Theater - Normaluhr - Diepenbenden
55 Vaals border - Vaalserquartier - Westfriedhof - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Forst - Brand - Kornelimünster - Schleckheim - Lichtenbusch
65 Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Forst - Brand - Kornelimünster - Schleckheim - Nütheim - Walheim - Walheim Hasbach
66 Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Rothe Erde station - Brand - Kornelimünster - Walheim - Friesenrath - Roetgen - Konzen - Imgenbroich - Monschau
73 University Clinic - Campus Melaten - Hörn - Westbahnhof - Ponttor - Aachen Bus Station - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Bf Rothe Erde
74 Aachen main station - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Westbahnhof - Avantis commercial area (D / NL)
75 Hörn Kastanienweg - Muffet - Weststraße - Schanz - Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station
125 Express bus:
Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Brand - Freund - Büsbach - Stolberg Mühlener station
135 Express bus:
Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde station - Brand - Kornelimünster - Walheim - Hahn
147 Express bus:
Aachen bus station - Ponttor - Kohlscheid - Herzogenrath train station - Merkstein
151 Express bus:
Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - STAWAG - Alter Tivoli - Würselen - Alsdorf-Annapark - Oidtweiler - ( Carl-Alexander-ParkBaesweiler Reyplatz)
173 Express bus:
University Hospital - Melaten Campus - Süsterau - Westbahnhof - Ponttor - Aachen Bus Station - Kaiserplatz - Rothe Erde Station - Brand
220 Aachen Bushof - Ludwig Forum - Talbot - Begau - Mariadorf - Hoengen - Bettendorf - Siersdorf - Schleiden - Aldenhoven - Brückenkopfpark - Jülich Bf / ZOB - ( Research Center RTB ←) Research Center Jülich
350 Arriva Limburgliner:
Aachen Bushof - Elisenbrunnen - ( Theater Aachen Hbf ←) Schanz - Vaals - Lemiers - Gulpen - Margraten - Cadier en Keer - Maastricht Dutch Railways logo.svg
SB20 Express bus:
Aachen bus station - Ludwig Forum - Brückenkopfpark - Jülich Bf / ZOB - ( Research Center RTB ←) Research Center Jülich
SB63 Express bus:
Aachen Bus Station - Elisenbrunnen - Misereor - Aachen Hbf - Marienhospital - Burtscheid - Oberforstbach - Roetgen - Lammersdorf - Rollesbroich - ( Witzerath -) Simmerath
SB66 Express bus:
Aachen bus station - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Rothe Erde station - Brand - Kornelimünster - Walheim - Friesenrath - Roetgen - Konzen - Imgenbroich - Monschau
N1 Night express:
ElisenbrunnenAachen BushofKaiserplatzJosefskircheBf Rothe ErdeForstBrandKornelimünsterWalheimSchleckheimOberforstbachBurtscheidMarienhospitalTheaterElisenbrunnen
N2 Night express:
Elisenbrunnen - ( Aachen Busof → / Karlsgraben ←) Ponttor - Laurensberg - Richterich - Horbach - Locht - Gracht Kerk (NL)
N3 Night express:
Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station (→ Ludwig forumHaarenVerlautenheideWürselenMorsbachBardenberg → / ← Eurogress ← Berensberg ← KohlscheidStraß ←) Herzogenrath Bf - Merkstein - Boscheln (← Holthausen)
N4 Night express:
Aachen bus station - ( Elisenbrunnen → Karlsgraben →) Ponttor - Westbahnhof - Hörn - Uniklinik - Kullen - ( Vaalserquartier →) Vaals Heuvel (NL)
N5 Night express:
Aachen Bus StationElisenbrunnenMisereorAachen HbfMarienhospitalBurtscheidLichtenbuschOberforstbachSchleckheimKornelimünster → Niederforstbach → BrandForstBf Rothe ErdeAachen HbfMisereorElisenbrunnen
N6 Night express:
Aachen bus station → Lukasstrasse → KohlscheidBardenbergMorsbachWürselenHaaren → Lukasstrasse → Aachen bus stationElisenbrunnen
N7 Night express:
( Aachen Busof →) Elisenbrunnen - Karlsgraben - Schanz - Hanbruch - Kronenberg - Preusweg - ( Preuswald →) Bildchen Grenz - Kelmis (B)
N8 Night express:
( Elisenbrunnen →) Aachen Bushof - Kaiserplatz - Josefskirche - Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium - Eilendorf - ( MünsterbuschZinkhütter Hof → / Atsch ←) Stolberg Rosental
N9 Night express:
Elisenbrunnen - Aachen bus station - Alter Tivoli - Haaren - Weiden - Linden - Neusen

Current condition and remodeling plans

West side of the bus station with office space
Heliostat system
Mercedes-Benz CapaCity in front of the bus station building

While the bus station building was considered modern in the 1970s, it is now often viewed as a construction sin . [2] A pedestrian underpass under Kurhausstrasse, which was built together with the bus station building, has been barricaded for decades. Rubbish collects in the stairs leading to this underpass on the side of Kurhausstrasse opposite the bus station. [8] In addition, attacks and fights regularly occur at the bus station at night. [9] [10] [11] The local press describes the bus station and its surroundings as a social hotspot . [12] [13]

In the coalition agreement between the CDU and the Greens after the local elections in 2009 , an upgrade or demolition of the bus station was stipulated. In the spring of 2011, an expert opinion was commissioned to examine the necessity of the building and even to consider a complete relocation of the bus station. [2] In August 2011, the Aachen SPD demanded the installation of a 500-meter-long central island on Peterstrasse instead of the bus platform under the bus station building, but at the same time conceded high costs and the problem of long transfer routes. [14] In the plans for the campus railwaythe bus station was intended as the central intersection of the two projected tram lines. [15] A referendum on March 10, 2013, however, prevented the implementation of these plans. [16]

In 2013 the city commissioned an urban planning office for an inner city ​​concept for 2022 . The planning office then announced that there would be "clear upheavals" at the bus station in the next ten years. An ideas competition should provide clues for how to proceed. The earliest possible start of construction was named in 2016. [17]

The election manifesto of the Aachen CDU for the 2014 local elections contained the declaration of the intention of a “fundamental redesign” of the bus station and a “relocation of the stops from inside the bus station to the street area”. [18] The SPD also called for a reorganization. [19] The Greens advocated demolishing the building and using the area freed up as a park. [20]

The ideas for the redesign in 2018 included a number of variants, from the demolition of the covered bus station to the demolition of the entire complex. Politicians have to agree with co-owner Gerd Sauren what should happen to the bus station. According to the city of Aachen, an “urban traffic feasibility study is being developed with the aim of relocating the buses from the ground floor of the complex”, with the aim of gaining space and then carrying out an urban planning competition for the site. [21]

In 2019 there was no improvement in the area around the station, which retailers complain. [13]

Weblinks

Commons : Aachen Bushof - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. history . ( Memento of February 26, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) ASEAG website , accessed on September 6, 2014.
  2. a b c Oliver Schmetz, Stefan Mohne: Betonklotz Busof threatens the wrecking ball. In: Aachener Zeitung . March 11, 2011, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  3. Laura Beemelmanns: Lights on and mirrors off at VHS and bus station. In: Aachener Nachrichten . December 21, 2016, accessed September 3, 2018 .
  4. Couvenstrasse multi-storey car park. Website of Aachener Parkhaus GmbH, accessed on September 6, 2014.
  5. Aachen Bushof - map. (PDF; 454 KB) Aachener Verkehrsverbund , December 2017, accessed on April 1, 2018 .
  6. Aseag keeps customers up to date. In: Aachener Nachrichten . December 20, 2012, accessed September 7, 2014 .
  7. Gerald Eimer: Good ideas are now in demand at the bus station. In: Aachener Nachrichten . November 9, 2011, accessed November 1, 2019 .
  8. Robert Esser: Aachen's dirty corners stink to heaven. In: Aachener Zeitung . March 30, 2010, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  9. Oliver Schmetz: The perpetrators threaten, kick, choke, hit. In: Aachener Zeitung . September 1, 2014, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  10. ^ Brawl at the bus station: investigation into attempted manslaughter. In: Aachener Zeitung . June 26, 2013, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  11. Robert Esser: Aachen's pavement is becoming more and more dangerous. In: Aachener Zeitung . March 16, 2011, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  12. Matthias Hinrichs: Fear and frustration escalate around the bus station. In: Aachener Nachrichten . July 27, 2018, accessed November 1, 2019 .
  13. a b Werner Czempas: Progress is slow at the bus station. In: Aachener Nachrichten . October 3, 2019, accessed November 1, 2019 .
  14. Robert Esser: New bus station in the middle of Peterstrasse? In: Aachener Zeitung . August 1, 2011, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  15. Line network of the Campusbahn on campusbahn-aachen.de. City of Aachen, accessed on September 6, 2014.
  16. Bernd Büttgens: Crystal clear no to the Aachen campus train. In: Aachener Zeitung . March 10, 2013, accessed September 6, 2014 .
  17. Kathrin Albrecht: The bus station is a "non-place". In: Aachener Zeitung . September 26, 2013, accessed September 7, 2014 .
  18. Election program 2014 ( Memento from September 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) CDU Aachen, accessed on September 6, 2014.
  19. Moving Aachen. The program of the SPD Aachen 2014–2020. SPD Aachen, accessed on September 7, 2014.
  20. Aachen is the most beautiful city in the world - election program for Aachen 2014–2020 Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Aachen, accessed on September 7, 2014. (PDF; 539 kB)
  21. Thomas Vogel: Bus yard of the future still in wide sacks. In: Aachener Nachrichten . April 23, 2018, accessed November 1, 2019 .