Thielenbruch (KVB)

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Thielenbruch Zeichen 224.svgU-Bahn.svg
KVB logo.svg KVB light rail station
Thielenbruch hal.JPG
Stadtbahn line 18 in Thielenbruch
Location Gemarkenstraße 149,
51069 Köln
Coordinates 50°58′40″N 7°05′07″E / 50.97789°N 7.08527°E / 50.97789; 7.08527
Owned by Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
Line(s) 3 18
Platforms 2 bay platforms
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type at-grade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1. June 1995
Services
Preceding station   KVB   Following station
3 Terminus
18 Terminus
Location

Thielenbruch station is a terminal and former depot of Cologne Stadtbahn located in the quarter of Dellbrück in Cologne. It is the northern terminus of Stadtbahn lines 3 and 18.

Terminal[edit]

The former depot Thielenbruch for the tram network consisted of one hall from 1906 and another from 1926. The older hall was rebuilt to the terminal of the Stadtbahn lines. There are today two platforms of which each serve two tracks, so the station totally offers four tracks.[1]

Museum[edit]

Outside view of the museum

Since 1997, the hall from 1926 is used as a transport museum to document the development of tramways and Stadtbahn in the Cologne region.[2] Its collection contains several tram cars that were used by the Cologne transport authority (Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe, KVB), among them a horse-drawn tram, an "Achtachser" (lit. eight-axler), an articulated tram with eight axles, which was the last classical tram of Cologne, yet a very common type as it was used almost throughout the entire network, as well as the prototype of the Stadtbahn car B.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kvb-koeln.de/german/unternehmen/ausstellung/index.html (German)
  2. ^ http://www.kvb-koeln.de/german/unternehmen/museum/wissenswertes.html (German)
  3. ^ http://www.hsk-koeln.de/self/strabmuseum_09.pdf (pdf, German)