Trams in Braunschweig

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Straßenbahn Braunschweig
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An Alstom NGT8D tram in the Bohlweg, 2009.
Operation
Locale Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Horsecar era: 1879 (1879)–ca. 1897 (1897)
Status Superseded
Track gauge 1,100 mm (3 ft 7 516 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Electric tram era: since 1897 (1897)
Status Open
Lines 5
Operator(s) Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG
Track gauge 1,100 mm (3 ft 7 516 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC wire
Route length 39.62 km (24.62 mi)
Braunschweig tramway network.
Website Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG (in German)

The Braunschweig tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Braunschweig) is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Braunschweig, a city in the federal state of Lower Saxony, Germany.

Opened in 1879, the network has been operated since its inception by the company now known as Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG.

Lines[edit]

As of January 2014, the network had 5 lines, as follows:

Line Termini Route Notes
1 Stöckheim (de)Wenden (de) Stöckheim – Melverode – (Heidberg) – Hauptbahnhof – Rathaus – Hamburger Straße – Stadion – Wenden
2 Heidberg (de)Siegfriedviertel Heidberg – Hauptbahnhof/Leisewitzstraße – Rathaus – Hamburger Straße – Siegfriedviertel During rush hour via Leisewitzstraße; in the evenings and on Sundays and holidays via Hauptbahnhof.
3 Weststadt Weserstraße (de)Volkmarode (de) Weststadt Weserstraße – Donauknoten – Cyriaksring – Europaplatz – Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße – Rathaus – Hagenmarkt - Volkmarode
4 Helmstedter Straße – Radeklint Helmstedter Straße – Am Magnitor – Rathaus – Radeklint
5 BroitzemHauptbahnhof Broitzem – Weststadt Donauknoten – Cyriaksring – Europaplatz – Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße – Schloss – Am Magnitor – Hauptbahnhof

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Höltge, Dieter (1992). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany] (in German). Band 2: Niedersachsen/Bremen [Volume 2: Lower Saxony/Bremen] (2nd ed.). Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 3882553367. 
  • Höltge, Dieter (2004). Die Braunschweiger Straßenbahn: Personen-Nahverkehr in Braunschweig [The Braunschweiger Tramway: Local Passenger Transport in Braunschweig] (in German) (2nd ed.). München: GeraMond-Verlag. ISBN 376547195X. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Braunschweig at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°15′45″N 10°31′34″E / 52.26250°N 10.52611°E / 52.26250; 10.52611