Trams in Augsburg

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Augsburg tramway network
A Siemens Combino in Augsburg, 2007.
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Status Superseded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).


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]


  • 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] (in German). Düsseldorf: Alba Publikation. ISBN 3-87094-325-4. 
  • 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] (in German). Augsburg: F.d.A.S. 
  • Rückblick auf 20 Jahre "Freunde der Augsburger Straßenbahn" [Review of 20 Years of the "Friends of the Augsburg Tramway"] (in German). Freunde der Augsburger Straßenbahn. 2009. 

External links[edit]

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