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Construction of the new depot and passenger transfer facility at Gröpelingen


There’s plenty going on around Gröpelingen’s depot: nearly 24,000 passengers pass through here every day. Around them, the cars drive along Gröpelinger Heerstraße and Stapelfeldtstraße en route to and from the city.

Cyclists and pedestrians pick their way between them. The new construction project aims to improve the organisation of the transport hub for everyone. At the heart of this construction project is an entirely new passenger transfer facility with short and simple routes between buses and trams and thus into and out of the neighbourhood.

Degree of priority / area of funding
Priority Axis 4 – The Urban Development Axis
Specific objective 7: Stabilising disadvantaged social areas and their local economies
Total volume of money (in €)
2.501.000,00
Proportion of funds
of which Federation: €415,000
of which State of Bremen: €418,000
of which City of Bremen: €418,000
of which ERDF: €1,250,000
Runtime
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
Venue
State of Bremen

There’s plenty going on around Gröpelingen’s depot

The tram has been driving to Gröpelingen for roughly a century. The terminus of lines 2, 3 and 10 is one of the busiest stops in the whole of Bremen. With eight bus routes, it is also one of the key hubs for local public transport towards the north of Bremen. Following the last reconstruction in the 1980s, the time has come to make the terminus, the transfer facility, the workshops, the jobs and the neighbouring streets fit for the future.
As it stands today, Gröpelinger Heerstraße is – just like Debstedter Straße – dominated by traffic. There are separate lanes for cars and trucks and for local public transport. The areas to the north east look disorganised, and the cycle lane meanders, following the design of the parking spaces, which are partly parallel and partly at a right-angle to the kerb. Some of the areas to the side are undeveloped wasteland, with random cars parked on them. On the south side of Gröpelinger Heerstraße are a pavement for pedestrians and a cycle lane, neither of which meet the expectations of today’s users in terms of their dimensions. These negative aspects of urban development are being addressed and remedied by the current plans.

The new construction project aims to improve the organisation of the transport space for everyone. At the heart of this construction project is an entirely new passenger transfer facility with short and simple routes between buses and trams and thus into and out of the neighbourhood.

A hub for tomorrow

In the west of Bremen, local transport, the bicycle and carsharing are being linked together in a forward-looking way. Also, the urban integration of the neighbourhood is being improved, and the quality of life in Gröpelingen is being enhanced for its nearly 38,000 residents. These are the shared goals of the participants in the project – the Senator for Climate Change Mitigation, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing Construction, the Office for Roads and Transport, and Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG). The project is financed with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).