Trams in Hamburg

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Hamburg tramway network
Rathausmarkt2.jpg
A tram in the Rathausmarkt, 1975.
Operation
Locale Hamburg, Germany
Horsecar era: 1866 (1866)–1922 (1922)
Status Closed
Operator(s) Pferde-Eisenbahn Gesellschaft
(1866–1881)
Hamburg-Altonaer Pferdebahn
(1878–1896)
Straßen Eisenbahn Gesellschaft
(1880–1919)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Steam tramway era: 1878 (1878)–1897 (1897)
Status Closed
Operator(s) Pferde-Eisenbahn Gesellschaft
(1878–1880)
Straßen Eisenbahn Gesellschaft
(1880–1897)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Steam power
Electric tram era: since 1897 (1897)
Status Closed
Operator(s) Hamburger Hochbahn
(1920–1978)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 500 V DC
(initially)
550 V DC
(later)
Hamburg tramway network, 1955.
Website Hamburger Hochbahn (German)

The Hamburg tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Hamburg) once formed part of the public transport system in the city and federal state of Hamburg, Germany. Opened in 1866, the network lasted until 1978.

A similar style of transport was to have been provided by the Hamburg Stadtbahn project, but following the Hamburg state election, 2011, the newly elected First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, announced that that project would not be going ahead.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Höltge, Dieter; Kochems, Michael (2008). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany]. 11: Hamburg. Freiburg: EK-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-88255-392-5.  (German)

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Coordinates: 53°33′01″N 09°59′32″E / 53.55028°N 9.99222°E / 53.55028; 9.99222