at Konstablerwache, Frankfurt, 60313 Germany
Frankfurt am Main Konstablerwache station is a major metro station at the Konstablerwache square in the city centre of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.With 191,000 passengers per day, Konstablerwache station is the second busiest rapid transit station in Frankfurt after Frankfurt Central Station and a major hub for commuter transport in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region. It is served by eight S-Bahn lines (S1–S6, S8, S9), four U-Bahn lines (U4-U7), two tram lines (12,18) and two bus lines (30, 36).NameThe name Konstablerwache refers to an armoury that was established in 1544 for the defence of Frankfurt; the term constable was then used in Frankfurt for a military rank in the artillery. Although this building was already destroyed in 1886 the name has continued to be applied to the plaza.LocationKonstablerwache station is situated at the eastern end of Frankfurt’s main shopping street, the Zeil. Hauptwache station, the third busiest rapid transit station in Frankfurt, is located at the western end of the Zeil.HistoryAt the start of 20th century Konstablerwache was one of the key hubs of Frankfurt trams. The modern U-Bahn was built in the early 70s and line B1 was opened in 1974. In 1983 the S-Bahn was extended through the City Tunnel under the Zeil from Hauptwache to Konstablerwache. In 1986 the inaugurations of operations through the Zeil tunnels was completed when U-Bahn services commenced on lines U6 and U7.
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