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DESCRIPTION
Cologne tram opened in 1877 (initial horse tram); it was totally electrified in 1907. The network was heavily damaged during world war II, but it was reconstructed and never ceased to be operated.
At the end of years '50s Cologne planned a Stadtbahn network (premetro), with underground sections in the city centre. The first premetro section opened in 1968 (Friesenplatz-Dom/Hauptbahnhof), followed by many further extensions (the last one opened in 2012-2013). The current premetro network consists in 11 lines.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1968Friesenplatz-Dom/Hauptbahnhof--
1969Appellhofplatz-Barbarossaplatz--
1970Poststrasse-Severinstrasse;Dom/Hbf-Breslauer Platz--
1973Chorweiler tunnel--
1974Breslauer Pl.-Ebertplatz-Neusser Str/Gurtel;Hansaring-Reichenspergerstrasse;Nussbaumerstrasse-Mulheim Bridge--
1976Fuldaer Strasse underground stop--
1983Deutz tunnel--
1985Friesenplatz-H.Bockler Platz-Gutenbergstrasse--
1987Hansaring-Rudolfplatz-Zulpicher Platz--
1989H.Bockler Platz-Venloer Strasse/Gurtel--
1992Venloer Strasse/Gurtel-Bocklemund--
1997Mulheim Bridge-Bf. Mulheim--
27-05-2000eastern underground extension to Bensberg--
15-06-2002Junkersdorf-Weiden Schulstrasse;Bocklemund/Mengenich-Ollenhauerring--
16-06-2003Line 4 section Keupstrasse-Odenthaler Strasse rebuilt to Stadtbahn standards--
28-05-2006Weiden Schulstrasse-Weiden West--
12-12-2010Rektor Klein Strasse-Butzweilerhof--
09-12-2012Dom/Hbf-Rathaus--
15-12-2013Rathaus-Heumarkt--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
Line 1:26.5
Line 3:21.5
Line 4:21.7
Line 5:12.3
Line 7:25.8
Line 9:16
Line 12:17.0
Line 13:16.2
Line 15:15.2
Line 16:45.6
Line 18:48.4
Single line stops
Line 1:36
Line 3:20
Line 4:27
Line 5:17
Line 7:32
Line 9:22
Line 12:26
Line 13:22
Line 15:22
Line 16:48
Line 18:48
Single line avg. distance (km)
Line 1:0.75
Line 3:0.7
Line 4:0.8
Line 5:0.75
Line 7:0.8
Line 9:0.7
Line 12:0.75
Line 13:0.65
Line 15:0.7
Line 16:0.95
Line 18:1.0
Total track length (km)
194.8
Total network stops
233
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.85
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
DUEWAG/SIEMENS/KIEPE/WAGGON UNIONDUEWAG,BOMBARDIER
Model
Stadtbahnwagen Type B,K4000,K4500,K5000
Operator
KOLNER VERKEHRS-BETRIEBE (KVB)
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