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DESCRIPTION
Bochum tram opened in 1896; the network had several extensions and a post war complete reconstruction.
In the early years '70s Bochum planned a Stadtbahn network (premetro, with ground level and underground sections), connecting Bochum, Herne and Gelsenkirchen; it's based on 3 main axis:
- north-south, Recklinghausen-Bochum via Herne;
- south west-north east, from Hattingen to Castrop-Rauxel;
- north east-south east, from Gelsenkirchen to Bochum.
The 3 corridors converge on Bochum Hauptbahnof station, organized in 2 levels in order to host an underground line and a ground level line (east-west).
At the moment the only premetro underground operating sections are the main section of the north-south route (Line U35: Herne Schloss Strunkede-Bochum Hauptbahnhof-Wasserstrasse-Hustadt opened in 1989 and operated with metro type rolling stock) and the urban segment inside Bochum (opened in 1981 and completed in 2006). Premetro service is also operated in Gelsenkirchen, through another tunnel section (almost completely realized in 1984-1994).
With the exception of U35, all the other segments of the network adopts tram-type rolling stock.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1894tram opening--
1896Gelsenkirchen Zeche Holland-Zeche Centrum-Kreisgrenze Bochum;Schalke Markt-Schalke Bahnhof;Bochum Kortlander-Bergisch Markischer Bahnhof;Bochum Bongardstrasse-Kanonenwerkstatt;Kanonenwerkstatt-Kreisgrenze Gelsenkirchen;Gelsenkirchen Neumarkt-Wanne--
1897Gelsenkirchen Neumarkt-Steele--
1898Steele-Spillenburg;Bergisch Markischer Bahnhof-Weitmar;Bochum Bongardstrasse-Laer--
1900Steele-Konigsteele--
1901Laer-Werne;Bismarck-Buer-Horst;Weitmar-Dahlhausen;Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof-Rotthausen;Laer-Witten--
1902Linden-Hattingen--
1905Spillenburg-Rellinghausen;Bochum-Wiemelhausen-Zeche Carl Friedrich Erbstollen--
1908Herne-Hontrop;Bochum Kanalstrasse-Kirchharpen und Gerthe--
1909Bochum-Castrop;Essen Katernberg-Gelsenkirchen--
1911Gelsenkirchen Hans Bockler Strasse-Gelsenkirchen Hessler--
1913Wiemelhausen-Bochum Sudbahnhof-Bochum Grumme;Gelsenkirchen Zeppelinallee-Trabrennbahn-Kreisgrenze Katernberg;Bochum Kanonenwerkstatt-Eppendorf-Grenze Oberdahlhausen;Grenze Oberdahlhausen-Oberdahlhausen;Gelsenkirchen Hessler-Horst--
1914Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof-Zeche Alma-Grenze Gunnigfeld;Gelsenkirchen Trabrennbahn-Grenze Essen--
1950post war network reconstruction completed--
1981Bochum Hauptbahnhof-Planetarium tram tunnel--
1984Gelsenkirchen Hbf-Neumarkt/Heinrich Konig Platz tram tunnel--
1989Schloss Strunkede Herne-Bochum Hauptbahnhof tunnelU35
1993Bochum Hauptbahnhof-Waldring tunnel; Wasldring-HustadtU35
1994Gelsenkirchen Neumarkt-Trinenkamp tram tunnel--
29-01-2006Bochumer Verein/Jahrhunderthalle-Lohring tram tunnel;Rathaus-Hauptbahnhof tram tunnel--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
tram lines: 84
premetro (U35): 15.3
Single line stops
tram lines: 208
premetro (U35): 21
Single line avg. distance(km)
tram lines: 0.4
premetro (U35): 0.75
Total track length (km)
99.3
Total network stops
229
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.45
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600/750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
tram:DUEWAG/SIEMENS,DUEWAG
premetro (U35):DUEWAG/SIEMENS/KIEPE/WAGGON UNION,STADLER
Model
tram:NF6D,Variobahn,M6S
premetro:Type B,Tango
Operator
BOGESTRA
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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