Information portal about all European guided public transportation systems. This site is regularly updated.
ver.5.0 © 2005-2017, Ing.Michele Tarozzi

DESCRIPTION
Zwickau has changed its economical role in the last years, developing the tertiary sector, partly replacing its traditional heavy industries; in this district there are many siderurgic and textile activities and, at the former Trabant car factory (currently overtaken by Volkswagen).
Zwickau current transit system manteins some of the typical DDR features, combining a large local standard guage railway network (operated by DMU diesel trains) and a metric gauge tram network. The tram system opened in 1894 and it was renewed and partly upgraded in last years of DDR and after the German unification, trying to integrate it with the suburban railways (brought into the city perimeter thanks to the re-use of some of the eleder dismissed tracks converging in the city centre).
The tram section that connects the railway station (Hautbahnhof) to Zwickau Zentrum (Stadthalee-Zentrum, belonging to tram Line 3) has some very peculiar features, such as the adoption of a 3-rails track in order to compatibilize its usage both by the metric gauge tram and by the standard gauge diesel trains; the last part of this section is single track, because of its narrowness.
The current tram network is articulated in 4 tram lines (Line 3: Eckersbach-Neuplanitz; Line 4:Polbitz-Stadtisches Klinikum; Line 5: Hauptbahnhof-Stadtisches Klinikum; Line 7:Polbitz-Hauptbahnhof) and it is integrated by Zwickau Zentrum-Zwickau Hbf.-Klingenthal regional railway, which shares about 1.3 km of tram tracks with Line 3 (tram-train operations, in track sharing).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1894initial electric tram section opening--
1992Neumarkt-Eckersbach--
1999tram-train service: Stadthalle-Zentrum--
2005Stadthalle-Neuplanitz--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
20.2
Total network stops
40
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.5
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 m)
Vehicles builder
TATRA,ADTRANZ
Model
KT4D,GT6M-NF
Operator
STADTISCHE VERKEHRSBETRIEBE ZWICKAU (SVZ)
Note
Stadthalee-Zentrum section with 3-rails track to allow inner city standard gauge train operations
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
this map is shown here at its maximum resolution (800 x 785)


lrt-tram - zwickau; By Burgerentscheid (openstreetmap.org) [ODbL (http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
report an error

search a city

LATEST UPDATES TO THIS SITE
apm19-02-2017
lrt-tram02-03-2017
metro19-02-2017
funicular20-02-2017
news20-02-2017


LRT-TRAM Zwickau PHOTO
pictures found on server: 4
click on a picture to enlarge it
Total size of this site MB 260