Trams in Gotha

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Gotha tramway network
Modernised Tatra KT4D tram in Gotha, 2006.
Operation
Locale Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
Open 1894 (1894)
Status Operational
Lines 5
Operator(s) Thüringerwaldbahn und Straßenbahn Gotha GmbH (TWSB)
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Stock 20
Overview
Gotha tramway network.
Website Thüringerwaldbahn und Straßenbahn Gotha GmbH (German)

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

Opened in 1894, the network is currently operated by Thüringerwaldbahn und Straßenbahn Gotha GmbH (TWSB).


Lines[edit]

Line Route Length Travel time (min) Stops Headway (daytime)
1
Hauptbahnhof – Kreiskrankenhaus 6.1 km 22 min 15 10 mins*
2
Hauptbahnhof – Ostbahnhof 3.0 km 12 min 8 20 mins
3
Waltershäuser Straße – Ostbahnhof 4.0 km 14 min 10 (3 services/day)
4
Thüringerwaldbahn (de)
Gotha – Waltershausen Gleisdreieck – FriedrichrodaTabarz
21.7 km (22.5 km incl. Krankenhaus) 58 min 22 30 mins
6
Waltershausen Gleisdreieck – Waltershausen Bahnhof 2.4 km 7 min 5 ≈ 30 mins

Notes:

* The headway figure for line 1 takes into account the services on line 4.

Since the timetable change on 13 December 2009, there has been only one pair of line 4 trains each day via Krankenhaus. At other times, travellers to/from Krankenhaus must change to line 1 in Sundhausen.

The old line 3 linked the Huttenstraße with Hauptfriedhof with one intermediate stop, and was shut down on 30 June 1985. From 1 June 1985 to 1991, a SEV line 3 led from the old Busbahnhof to Hauptfriedhof. Today, this route is operated on Monday to Saturday by city bus line F and the evening line, on Monday to Friday by city bus line E, and on Sundays by city bus line B.

The branch line in Waltershausen formerly belonging to line 4 (between Waltershausen Bahnhof und Waltershausen-Gleisdreieck) has operated since August 2007 as line 6.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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 Gotha at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°57′N 10°43′E / 50.950°N 10.717°E / 50.950; 10.717