Trams in Rostock

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Rostock tramway network
Rostock Straßenbahn nr 675 RSAG Sept 2009 - Flickr - sludgegulper.jpg
DÜWAG / Siemens 6NGTWDE (de)
in Rostock, 2009.
Operation
Locale Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Horsecar era: 1881 (1881)–1904 (1904)
Operator(s) Mecklenburgische Straßen-Eisenbahn Aktien-Gesellschaft (MSEAG)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Electric tram era: since 1904 (1904)
Lines 6
Operator(s) Rostocker Straßenbahn AG (de) (RSAG)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 750 V DC
Track length (total) 35.6 km (22.1 mi)
Route length 86.4 km (53.7 mi)
Map of the network.
Website Rostocker Straßenbahn AG (English)

The Rostock tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Rostock) is a network of tramways forming the centrepiece of the public transport system in Rostock, the largest city in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Opened in 1881 as a horsecar system, the network was converted to electrical operation in 1904. It is currently operated by Rostocker Straßenbahn AG (de) (RSAG).

Lines[edit]

As of 2013, the network had six lines, as follows:

Since 2009
Line Route Notes
1 (Lichtenhagen, Mecklenburger Allee –) Lütten Klein, Rügener Straße – Evershagen – Marienehe – Reutershagen – Doberaner Platz – Steintor – Dierkower Kreuz – Hafenallee extended to Lichtenhagen in the evenings and on weekends
2 Südblick – Goetheplatz – Lange Straße – Steintor – Dierkower Kreuz – Kurt-Schumacher-Ring daily during the day
3 Neuer Friedhof – Doberaner Platz – Goetheplatz – Hauptbahnhof – Steintor – Dierkower Kreuz – HP Dierkow during the evenings on workdays; all day on weekends
4 Lütten Klein, Rügener Straße – Evershagen – Marienehe – Reutershagen – Doberaner Platz – Goetheplatz – Hauptbahnhof – Steintor – Dierkower Kreuz – HP Dierkow during the day on workdays
5 Lichtenhagen, Mecklenburger Allee – Lütten Klein, Rügener Straße – Evershagen – Marienehe – Reutershagen – Doberaner Platz – Lange Straße – Steintor – Hauptbahnhof – Südblick
6 Neuer Friedhof – Doberaner Platz – Lange Straße – Steintor – Hauptbahnhof – Mensa daily during the day

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bauer, Gerhard; Kuschinski, Norbert (1995). Die Straßenbahnen in Ostdeutschland [The Tramways in East Germany]. Band 3: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [Volume 3: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]. Aachen, Germany: Schweers + Wall. ISBN 3921679818.  (German)
  • Grabowski, Rüdiger; Enenkel, Norbert (2006). Straßenbahnen und Busse in Rostock [Trams and Buses in Rostock]. Nordhorn: Verlag Kenning. ISBN 3-933613-81-7.  (German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. ISBN 9783936573336.  (German) (English)
  • Rostocker Strassenbahn AG: Menschen, Technik, Episoden [Rostocker Strassenbahn AG: People, Technology, Episodes]. Rostock: Redieck & Schade. 2001. ISBN 3-933613-81-7.  (German)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Rostock at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°5′9″N 12°8′28″E / 54.08583°N 12.14111°E / 54.08583; 12.14111