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DESCRIPTION
The first Essen tram line opened in 1897. Starting from years '60s, the tram system was completed upgrading part of the network to premetro/Stadtbahn standards (combining ground level and underground sections); the current network consists in 7 tram lines and 3 premetro lines.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1893original street-level tram alignment--
05-10-1967Saalbau underground section--
28-05-1977Mulheim Heissen-Essen; Bismarckplatz undreground stop; Essen Hauptbahnhof undreground stop; Hirschlandplatz undreground stop;Rathaus Essen undreground stop--
1981Margarethenhoehe extension--
1986Saalbau-Messe Gruga/Bredeney tunnel--
1998Universitat Essen-Altenessen tunnel--
2001Altenessen-Karlsplatz tunnel--
2004Karlsplatz-Fischerstrasse section upgraded from metric to standard gauge--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
tram: 52.4
premetro: 21.5
Single line stops
tram: --
premetro: 27
Single line avg. distance (km)
tram: --
premetro: 0.80
Total track length (km)
73.9
Total network stops
--
Avg. stop net distance (km)
--
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
tram: metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
premetro: standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
tram: DUEWAG,DWA/ADTRANZ,BOMBARDIER
premetro: DUEWAG
Model
tram: M8S,M8C,M8DNF,Flexity Classic
premetro: Stadtbahnwagen B
Operator
EVAG,MVG
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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