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DESCRIPTION
Saarbrucken tram opened in 1890 (initial steam tram); it was electrified in 1899. The original tram network closed in 1965.
An innovative tram-train system (the so-called Saarbahn) opened on October 1997 (Trierer Strasse-Romerkastell-Sarreguemines) along the north-south axis from Saarbrucken to Sarreguemines (in France). This initial section was extended in 1999 (Trierer Strasse-Cottbusser Platz), 2000 (Cottbusser Platz-Siedlerheim), 2001 (Siedlerheim-Riegelsberg Sud), 2009 (Riegelsberg Sud-Walpershofen Etzenhofen), 2011 (Walpershofen-Etzenhofen-Heusweiler Markt) and 2014 (Heusweiler Markt-Lebach Jabach).
Saarbahn route is operated by dual rolling stock (750 V DV/15 kV AC); its track is articulated in an intermediate tram section (750 V DC) from Etzenhofen (located between Riegelsberg and Heusweiler) to Brebach and two railways section (15 kV DC): Etzenhofen-Lebach (north) and Brebach-Sarreguemines (south; along DB railway tracks between Romerkastell [south of Brebach] and Sarreguemines).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1890initial steam tram opening--
1899electrification completed--
1965tram network closed--
1997Trierer Strasse-Romerkastell-Sarreguemines--
1999Trierer Strasse-Cottbusser Platz--
2000Cottbusser Platz-Siedlerheim--
2001Siedlerheim-Riegelsberg Sud--
26-09-2009Riegelsberg Sud-Walpershofen-Etzenhofen--
31-10-2011Walpershofen-Etzenhofen-Heusweiler Markt--
05-10-2014Heusweiler Markt-Lebach-Jabach--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
44
Total network stops
43
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.05
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead (urban sections)/15 KV AC overhead (periurban train sections)
Type of guide/gauge
standarg gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
BOMBARDIER
Model
Flexity Link
Operator
STADTBAHN SAAR GMBH
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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lrt-tram - saarbrucken; By Metrotram.it (own work). Source:base map by saarbahn.de website
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