Trams in Gera

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Gera tramway network
Gerasüdbahnhof.JPG
Tatra KT4 tram at Gera Südbahnhof, 2007.
Operation
Locale Gera, Thuringia, Germany
Open 1883 (1883)
Status Operational
Lines 3
Operator(s) Geraer Verkehrsbetrieb GmbH (de) (GVB)
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Stock 28
Overview
Gera tramway network, 2013.
Website Geraer Verkehrsbetrieb GmbH (German)

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

Opened in 1883, the network is operated by Geraer Verkehrsbetrieb GmbH (GVB).


Lines[edit]

As of 2011, the network was made up of the following lines:

Line Route Length (km) Travel time (min) Stops
1
Untermhaus – Friedrich-Naumann-Platz – Hauptbahnhof/Theater – Heinrichstraße – Wintergarten – Zwötzen
6.5
19
13
2
Lusan-Brüte – Lusan-Laune – Betriebshof GVB – Bahnhof Zwötzen
2.6
8
7
3
Lusan-Zeulsdorf – Lusan-Laune – An der Spielwiese – Heinrichstraße – Straße des Bergmanns – Tinz – Berufsakademie – Bieblach-Ost
12.1
33
25

During peak times, line 1 operates at 10-minute intervals, line 2 20 minutes, and line 3 Monday-Friday 5 minutes (7½ minutes on holidays), 10 minutes at weekends. Off peak only lines 1 and 3 run, at 30-minute intervals. In the evenings only line 3 runs, taking 70 minutes for a return trip.

For major events in the Hofwiesenpark (de), such as the Hofwiesenparkfest, line 5 runs Lusan-Brüte – Heinrichstraße – Untermhaus 15 minutes either side of lines 1 and 3, reducing to 15 minutes the off-peak service interval between Lusan, the most heavily populated part of Gera, and Untermhaus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Autorenkollektiv (1984, reprint 2006). Straßenbahnarchiv Band 4. Raum Erfurt / Gera - Halle (Saale) / Dessau. [Tramway Archive Volume 4. Erfurt / Gera - Halle (Saale) / Dessau area]. Berlin: Transpress VEB Verlag für Verkehrswesen.  Check date values in: |date= (help) (German)
  • Bauer, Gerhard; Kuschinski, Norbert (1994). Die Straßenbahnen in Ostdeutschland [The Tramways in East Germany]. Band 2: Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen [Volume 2: Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia]. Aachen, Germany: Schweers + Wall. ISBN 392167980X.  (German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. ISBN 9783936573336.  (German) (English)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Gera at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°05′E / 50.867°N 12.083°E / 50.867; 12.083