Trams in Augsburg

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Augsburg tramway network
Strassenbahn Augsburg 18-08-2007.jpg
A Siemens Combino in Augsburg, 2007.
Operation
Locale Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Horsecar era: 1881 (1881)–1898 (1898)
Status Superseded
Operator(s) Augsburger Trambahn AG
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Electric tram era: since 1898 (1898)
Status Operational
Lines 3 regular + 2 special
Operator(s) Augsburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (de)
(AVG) (since 2003)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC
Track length (total) 45.4 km (28.2 mi)
Passengers (2010) 37,100,000

Map of the network, 2012.

Website SWA (German)

The Augsburg tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Augsburg) is a network of tramways forming the backbone of the public transport system in Augsburg, a city in the federal state of Bavaria, Germany.

Opened in 1881 as a standard gauge horsecar system, the network was converted to a metre gauge electrically powered system in 1898. Since 2003, it has been operated by Augsburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (de) (AVG).


Lines[edit]

As of 2013, the network had three regular and two special lines, as follows:

Line 2 Regular line Cross-city route P+R Augsburg West – Haunstetten Nord 29 stops
Line 8 Special line Radial route Königsplatz – Fußball-Arena 15 stops
Line 9 Special line Radial route Königsplatz – Messezentrum 11 stops
Line 13 Regular line Cross-city route Lechhausen Neuer Ostfriedhof – P+R Haunstetten West 29 stops
Line 64 Regular line Cross-city route P+R Augsburg Nord – P+R Friedberg West 25 stops

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Höltge, Dieter; Kochems, Michael (2006). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany]. Band 10: Bayern [Volume 10: Bavaria]. Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 388255391X.  (German)
  • Sappel, Albrecht (1981). Einmal Königsplatz und zurück! 100 Jahre Stadtverkehr in Augsburg [To Königsplatz and Back! One Hundred Years of City Transport in Augsburg]. Düsseldorf: Alba Publikation. ISBN 3-87094-325-4.  (German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 6–7. ISBN 9783936573336.  (German) (English)
  • Waßner, Herbert (1998). 100 Jahre Augsburger Nahverkehrsfahrzeuge im Bild [One Hundred Years of Augsburg Local Transport Vehicles in Pictures]. Augsburg: F.d.A.S.  (German)
  • Rückblick auf 20 Jahre "Freunde der Augsburger Straßenbahn" [Review of 20 Years of the "Friends of the Augsburg Tramway"]. Freunde der Augsburger Straßenbahn. 2009.  (German)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Augsburg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°22′1″N 10°53′51″E / 48.36694°N 10.89750°E / 48.36694; 10.89750