Trams in Darmstadt

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Darmstadt tramway network
HEAG 9867 bahnhof 100 0911.jpg
HEAG (de) tram no 9867 in Darmstadt, 2005.
Locale Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Steam tram era: 1886 (1886)–1922 (1922)
Status Converted to electricity
Propulsion system(s) Steam locomotives
Electric tram era: since 1897 (1897)
Status Operational
Lines 9[1]
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Stock 48 (including 38 low-floor trams)[1]
Track length (total) 94.6 km (58.8 mi)[1]
Route length 42 km (26 mi)[1]
Stops 76[2][3]
Darmstadt tramway network (2010).
Website HEAG mobilo (German)

The Darmstadt tramway network is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Darmstadt, a city in the federal state of Hesse, Germany.

As of 2012, the network comprised nine lines,[1] covering 42 kilometres (26 mi) of route,[1] and serving 76 stops[2][3] (counting stops on all lines, there are 162 tram stops, including 92 low-floor stops).[1]


Opened in 1886, the network has been operated since 1912 by Hessische Eisenbahn-Aktiengesellschaft (HEAG (de)) either directly, or, more recently, through one of its subsidiaries.


The central nodal point of the Darmstadt tramway network is the Luisenplatz (de), through which eight of Darmstadt's nine tram lines pass.[2] As of 2011, the network comprised the following lines:

Line Route Notes
1 Hauptbahnhof Rhein-/Neckarstr. Eberstadt Mo-Fr, 30 min. service intervals, 5–19 Hours (individual Einrückfahrten (trips to the depot) to midnight)
2 Hauptbahnhof Luisenplatz Böllenfalltor only at peak times on school days
3 Hauptbahnhof Willy-Brandt-PlatzLuisenplatz Lichtenbergschule at peak times on school days, at 10 min. intervals
4 Griesheim Luisenplatz Kranichstein only at peak times on school days
5 Hauptbahnhof Luisenplatz Kranichstein at peak times, when line 4 is not operating: 7/8 min. intervals
6 Arheilgen MerckLuisenplatzEberstadt Alsbach „Schnelle 6“, Mo-Fr, 5–19 Hours (express line, does not stop everywhere)
7 Arheilgen MerckLuisenplatz Eberstadt runs at 30 min. intervals, when line 8 is running
8 Arheilgen MerckLuisenplatzEberstadt Alsbach runs only when line 6 is not running
9 Griesheim Luisenplatz Böllenfalltor

All lines run – unless otherwise stated – at 15 minute intervals (evenings and Sunday mornings at 30 minute intervals). On the interurban line to Alsbach, service intervals are 30 minutes, reduced to 15 minute intervals for commuter traffic.

Tram map of Darmstadt

See also[edit]




  • Bürnheim, Hermann; Burmeister, Jürgen (1997). Bahnen und Busse rund um den langen Ludwig. [Railways and Buses around the long Ludwig] (4th ed.). Düsseldorf: Alba Publikation. ISBN 3-87094-357-2.  (German)
  • Höltge, Dieter; Köhler, Günter H. (1992). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany]. Band 1: Hessen [Volume 1: Hesse] (2nd., enlarged ed.). Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 3882553359.  (German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. ISBN 9783936573336.  (German) (English)
  • Erste Liebe Linie 5. 120 Jahre Darmstädter Straßenbahngeschichte(n). [First Love Line 5. 120 Years of Darmstadt Tram History(ies)]. Darmstadt: Wartberg Verlag. 2006. ISBN 3-8313-1666-X.  (German)

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 49°52′N 08°39′E / 49.867°N 8.650°E / 49.867; 8.650