Trams in Krefeld

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Krefeld tramway network
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Flexity Outlook C tram in Krefeld, 2010.
Operation
Locale Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Horsecar/steam tram era: 1883 (1883)–1901 (1901)
Status Superseded
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses/steam trams
Electric tram era: since 1900 (1900)
Status Operational
Lines 4
Operator(s)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 750 V DC
Route length 36.7 km (22.8 mi)
Krefeld tramway network (as of June 2013).
Website SWK MOBIL (German)

The Krefeld tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Krefeld) is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Krefeld, a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Opened in 1883, the network has been operated since 2002 by SWK MOBIL.

Lines[edit]

As of June 2013, the Krefeld tramway network had four lines, operating in Krefeld and St.Tönis.

All of these lines, along with lines U70 and U76 of the Düsseldorf-Krefeld Stadtbahn, ran through the centre of Krefeld, on a combined double track route via Ostwall, using four rails per track (two of them metre gauge, and the other two standard gauge).

Tram lines (as of June 2013)

Line
Route
041 Tönisvorst-St. TönisKrefeld Hbf – Königshof – Fischeln – Grundend
042 Elfrather Mühle – Gartenstadt – Bockum – Krefeld Hbf – Lehmheide – Stahldorf – Edelstahlwerk Tor 3
043 Uerdingen Bf – Bockum – Krefeld Hbf
044 Rheinhafen – Linn – Oppum – Krefeld Hbf – Inrath – Hüls

In the evenings, all tram lines run to about 24:00, and in the early hours of Saturdays and Sundays, lines 041, 042 and 044 continue running until 03:30.

Düsseldorf Stadtbahn lines (as of January 2013)

Line
Route
U70 Krefeld, Rheinstr. – KR-Hbf – KR-Grundend – Meerbusch – Düsseldorf Hbf (express service)
U76 Krefeld, Rheinstr. – KR-Hbf – KR-Grundend – Meerbusch – Düsseldorf Hbf

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 Krefeld at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°20′01″N 06°33′57″E / 51.33361°N 6.56583°E / 51.33361; 6.56583