Trams in Duisburg

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Duisburg tramway network
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GT10NC-DU tram in Duisburg-Marxloh, 2005.
Operation
Locale Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Horsecar era: 1881 (1881)–1898 (1898)
Status Superseded
Track gauge
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Steam tram era: 1882 (1882)–1899 (1899)
Status Superseded
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Steam
Electric tram era: since 1897 (1897)
Status Operational
Routes 2 + 1
Operator(s)
Track gauge
  • 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) (to 1966) /
  • 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 750 V DC
Route length 43.7 km (27.2 mi)
Duisburg tramway network (dark blue: Stadtbahn Duisburg).
Website Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (German)

The Duisburg tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Duisburg) is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Duisburg, a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Opened in 1881, the network has been operated since 1940 by Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (de) (DVG), and now forms part of the larger Duisburg Stadtbahn system.


Lines[edit]

As of 2013, the Duisburg tramway network had the following lines:

Line Route Travel time Stops Headway (rush hour)
901 Obermarxloh Schleife – Marxloh Pollmann – Beeck Denkmal – Laar Kirche – Scholtenhofstraße – Ruhrort Friedrichsplatz – Kaßlerfeld – König-Heinrich-Platz – Duisburg Hbf – Zoo/Uni – MH-Speldorf – MH Stadtmitte – Mülheim Hbf 64 min 46 7.5 / 15 min
903 Dinslaken Bf – Walsum Watereck – Marxloh Pollmann – Hamborn Rathaus – Meiderich Süd Bf – Duissern – Duisburg Hbf – König-Heinrich-Platz – Platanenhof – Hochfeld Süd Bf – Wanheim Rheintörchenstraße – Hüttenheim Mannesmann Tor 2 69 min 45 7.5 / 15 min
Line sections with longer headways in italics
Line 902 operates only during events at the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena; the number 902 is also used to designate trams travelling to and from the Grunewald depot.
(902) (Walsum Watereck – Marxloh Pollmann – Hamborn Rathaus – Meiderich Süd Bf – Duissern – Duisburg Hbf – König-Heinrich-Platz – Platanenhof – Grunewald Betriebshof)


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Höltge, Dieter (1994). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany]. Band 4: Ruhrgebiet - Von Dortmund bis Duisburg [Volume 4: Ruhr - from Dortmund to Duisburg]. Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 9783882553345.  (German)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Duisburg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°25′45″N 06°45′18″E / 51.42917°N 6.75500°E / 51.42917; 6.75500