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DESCRIPTION
The first Mulheim electric tram line opened in 1897; this tram system is from its beginning fully integrated with the Oberhausen one, constituting an unique network, that currently consists in 4 lines. This network had a remarkable growth till years '30s (it was extended in 1910-1913, 1915, 1924, 1927).
Tram in Oberhausen was progressivly dismlantled after world war II, before being finally closed in 1974. Differently, trams in Mulheim were continuously maintained in service.
During years '70s, Mulheim transit system was completed and upgraded creating a premetro/stadtbahn corridor along Mulheim-Essen route (line U18, running partly underground inside Mulheim, with some ground level sections) and a tram tunnel (Aktienstrasse-Mulheim Hbf-Schloss Broich).
In 1996 tram was restored in Oberhausen; a modern line started its service from Hauptbahnhof to Sterkrade Bahnhof, passing through the city centre. This tram line prosecutes in southern direction up to Mulheim, over existng tram tracks. In 2004 it was extended inside Oberhausen (Sterkrade Bahnhof-Neumarkt). The current transit network in Oberhausen combines bus routes (that utilize standards and "oversize" bus cars, up to 24 m long with 130 passengers carried) with the restored tram route; these two systems share parts of their tracks (which are mostly on reserved lanes).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1897Mulheim: initial electric tram section--
1897Oberhausen: initial electric tram section--
1910network esxtension--
1911network esxtension--
1912network esxtension--
1913network esxtension--
1915network esxtension--
1924network esxtension--
1927network esxtension--
1974Oberhausen: tram network closure--
28-05-1977Mulheim: Essen city boundary-Heissen Kirchepremetro
03-11-1979Mulheim: Heissen Kirche-Mulheim Hauptbahnhofpremetro
27-04-1985Mulheim: Mulheim Hbf-Aktienstrasse-ramppremetro
1996Oberhausen: Hauptbahnhof-Sterkrade Bahnhof--
19-09-1998Mulheim: Mulheim Hbf-Schloss Broichpremetro
2004Oberhausen: Sterkrade Bahnhof-Neumarkt--
07-12-2014Mulheim: Hauptfriedhof-Flughafen section permanently closed--
04-10-2015Mulheim: Mulheim West-Friesenstrasse section permanently closed--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
tram:36.2
premetro:5.5
Single line stops
tram:--
premetro:8
Single line avg. distance(km)
tram:--
premetro:0.75
Total track length (km)
41.7
Total network stops
--
Avg. stop net distance (km)
--
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
tram:DUEWAG
premetro:DUEWAG
Model
tram:M6NF,NF6D,M8S,M8C,M6D
premetro:Stadtbahn B-cars,ex-DLR cars
Operator
MULHEIMER VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT,STADTWERKE OBERHAUSEN
Note
- tram data referred to the whole Mulheim/Oberhausen tram network
premetro data referred to premetro section (U18: Mulheim-Essen) laying on Mulheim territory
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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