Dortmund Stadtbahn

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Dortmund Stadtbahn
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Overview
Locale Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Transit type Flexity Classic, B80C/6, B80C/8, B100S, N6C
Number of lines 8[1]
Number of stations 125 (including 24 underground stations)[2]
Website [1]
Operation
Began operation 1976
Operator(s) DSW21 (Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG)
Technical
System length 75.0 km (46.6 mi)[3]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge
Top speed 80 km/h
System map
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The Stadtbahn Dortmund is a light rail system in the German city of Dortmund and is integrated in the Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn network. Its network consists of eight lines.

It operates on 75.0 kilometres (46.6 mi) of route (of which 20.5 kilometres (12.7 mi) are underground in tunnels, with the other 54.5 kilometres (33.9 mi) being above-ground in dedicated rights-of-way),[3] serving 125 stations (24 of which are underground).[2]

The underground is part of an integrated transport network that includes trams, buses and a suspension railway at the university.[4]

Network[edit]

The railway network is separated into three 'cardinal tracks' (Stammstrecken): The Stammstrecke I (opened between 1983 and 1984), which is home to the U41, U45, U47 and U49 lines, connects stations on a north-south-axis between the Leopoldstraße and Markgrafenstraße stations (including the main station). Lines U42 and U46 operate on the Stammstrecke II (Opened between 1976 and 2002) between Brunnenstraße and Stadtgarten and offer connections from the south-west to the north-east of Dortmund. These lines utilize Stadtbahnwagen-B cars and have high level platforms at most stops.[citation needed]

The U41 and U47 rail lines connect with bus 440, which travels to Dortmund Airport.[5]

The following table lists the eight lines of the Dortmund Stadtbahn:[1]

Line Route
U41 Clarenberg – Hörde Bf – Märkische Str. – Stadthaus – Stadtgarten – Dortmund Hbf – Fredenbaum – Grävingholz – Brechten ZentrumBrambauer Verkehrshof (Lünen)
U42 Grotenbachstraße – Barop Parkhaus – Theodor-Fliedner-Heim – Möllerbrücke – Städtische Kliniken – Stadtgarten – Schulte Rödding – Kirchderne – Scharnhorst Zentrum – Grevel
U43 Dorstfeld BetriebshofWestentor – Kampstraße – Brackel – Asseln Aplerbecker Straße – Am Hagedorn –Wickede Post/DO-Wickede S
U44 Marten Walbertstraße/Schulmuseum – Dorstfeld Betriebshof – Westentor – Kampstraße – Westfalenhütte
U45 Dortmund Westfalenhallen – Markgrafenstr. – Stadthaus – Stadtgarten
Dortmund Hbf - Fredenbaum
U46 Westfalenhallen – Saarlandstraße – Stadtgarten – Brunnenstraße
U47 DO-Westerfilde S – Huckarde – Hafen – Dortmund Hbf – Stadtgarten – Stadthaus – Märkische Str. – Westfalendamm – Aplerbeck
U49 DO-Hacheney –Rombergpark – Westfalenpark – Markgrafenstraße – Stadthaus – Stadtgarten – Kampstraße – Dortmund Hauptbahnhof – (Hafen)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stadtbahnbauamt - Stadtbahn - Liniennetz" [Office for rapid-transit railway - Stadtbahn - Network] (in German). Stadt Dortmund, Dortmund-Agentur. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Stadtbahnbauamt - Fahrzeuge und Haltestellen" [Office for rapid-transit railway - Vehicles and Stops] (in German). Stadt Dortmund, Dortmund-Agentur. Retrieved 2013-10-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Betriebsstrecken" [Operating distances]. Stadtbahnbauamt (in German). Stadt Dortmund. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "At the Hub of Fast Connections". Transport. dortmund.de. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Travelling by public transport". Dortmund Airport. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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