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DESCRIPTION
In Chemnitz (important industrial town located in Saxony) the original tram network is still operating. The tram system was opened in 1879 and electrified in 1893; it continued to be extended also during DDR regime (1972-1973, 1976-1977, 1979, 1982, 1988), as well as in the recent years (2001-2002, 2004, 2013 and 2014).
At the end of years '90s it was decided to compatibilize the existing tram and local diesel railways networks, by the addiction of new shared (tram-train) track sections and by the completion of the local railways electrication.
The first route of this new integrated tram-train system opened in 2002 (Chemnitz Hbh-Altchemnitz-Stollberg); the urban section of this route (Chemnitz Hbf-Altchemnitz, electrificated at 600 V DC as well as the whole tram network) is shared by urban tram service (Line 6: Chemnitz Hbf-Altchemnitz) and railway service (C11/City-Bahn, from Chemnitz Hbf to Stollberg). At Altchemnitz there's a system change: tramcars serving (Line 6) invert their direction returning to Chemnitz Hbf, while dual voltage traincars serving C11/City-Bahn proceede in train mode up to Stollberg (750 V DC on a recently electrified elder single track railway, with electromechanical signalling).
Other 3 tram-train routes opened in 2016: C13 (Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Burgstadt, along Neukieritzsch-Chemnitz railway), C14 (Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Mittweida, along Riesa-Chemnitz railway) and C15 (Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Hainichen, along Dresden-Werdau and Rosswein-Niederwiesa railways). These lines are operated by a modern diesel/electric rolling stock: along the urban section (Stadlerplatz-Cheminitz Hbf) they proceede in tram mode (600 V DC overhead), then at Cheminitz Hbf they switch into diesel mode proceeding like a DMU train along the remaining suburban part of the track.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1879initial horse tram opening--
1893electrification completed--
1972Annenstrasse-Wartburgstrasse--
1973Wartburgstrasse-Bernsdorf--
1976Brückenstrasse-Gablenzplatz--
1977Gablenzplatz-Gablenz--
1979Schule Altchemnitz-Morgenleite--
1982Morgenleite-Hutholz--
1988Falkeplatz-Schonau--
2001Goetheplatz-Am Flughafen--
2002tram-train section opening: line C11 [formerly Line 522] Chemnitz Hbf.-Altchemnitz-Stollberg--
2004Falkeplatz-Goetheplatz--
15-02-2013Theaterplatz-Hauptbahnhof new stop--
16-06-2014Hauptbahnhof full loop completion--
2016tram-train section opening: line C13 Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Burgstadt--
2016tram-train section opening: line C14 Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Mittweida--
2016tram-train section opening: line C15 Stadlerplatz-Chemnitz Hbf-Hainichen--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
28.7
Total network stops
63
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.45
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
Tram sections (Line 1,Line 2,Line 3,Line 4,Line 6):600 V DC overhead
Tram-train sections: 600/750 V DC overhead (C11),600 V DC overhead/diesel (C13,C14,C15)
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
TATRA,STADLER,ABB/BOMBARDIER,STADLER
Model
T3B-M,T3D-M,Variotram NGT6LDZ (dual mode rolling stock 600/750 V DC), CityLink (dual mode rolling stock 600/diesel)
Operator
CVAG,CBC
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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lrt-tram - chemnitz; By Maximilian Dorrbecker (Chumwa) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
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