Trams in Chemnitz

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Chemnitz tramway network
Trams at Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof - geo.hlipp.de - 5066.jpg
Trams at Chemnitz Hbf, 2007.
Operation
Locale Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Horsecar era: 1880 (1880)–1898 (1898)
Status Converted to electricity
Track gauge 914 mm (3 ft)
Electric tram era: since 1893 (1893)
Status Operational
Operator(s) Chemnitzer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (de)
(CVAG) (since 1990)
City-Bahn Chemnitz
(CBC)
Track gauge
  • 914 mm (3 ft) Ra
  • (1893–ca 1914)
  • 925 mm (3 ft 1332 in)
  • (ca 1914–1950s/1988)
  • 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
  • (since the 1950s)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC overhead
Track length (total) 39.97 km (24.84 mi)
Route length 30.6 km (19.0 mi)
Map of the network, 10 December 2017.
Map of the network, 10 December 2017.
Website CVAG (in German) (in English) (in French)

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

Opened in 1880 as a horsecar system, the network was converted to an electrically powered system between 1893 and 1898. The network's gauge, originally 914 mm (3 ft), was widened to 925 mm (3 ft 1332 in) by the outbreak of World War I. From the 1950s, the gauge was widened further, to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge, although the gauge conversion work was not completed until as late as 1988.

The infrastructure is currently operated by Chemnitzer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (de) (CVAG), services by CVAG and City-Bahn Chemnitz (CBC).

Lines[edit]

As of 10 December 2017, the network consists of 9 lines, as follows:

Line Route Stations Operator Notes
1 Schönau (de) ↔ Brückenstraße 11 CVAG continues from Brückenstraße as line 2 to Bernsdorf
2 Bernsdorf (de) ↔ Brückenstraße 10 CVAG continues from Brückenstraße as line 1 to Schönau
3 Hauptbahnhof ↔ Technopark 12 CVAG
4 Hutholz (de) ↔ Hauptbahnhof (via Stollberger Straße) 20 CVAG
5 Gablenz ↔ Hutholz (via Annaberger Straße) 27 CVAG
C11 (Stollberg ↔) Altchemnitz ↔ Hauptbahnhof 16 (+10) CBC South of Altchemnitz this line operates as a railway using Zwönitz–Chemnitz Süd railway line
C13 (Burgstädt ↔) Hauptbahnhof ↔ Technopark 12 (+4) CBC East of Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof this line operates as a railway using Neukieritzsch–Chemnitz railway
C14 (Mittweida ↔) Hauptbahnhof ↔ Technopark 12 (+5) CBC East of Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof this line operates as a railway using Riesa–Chemnitz railway
C15 (Hainichen ↔) Hauptbahnhof ↔ Technopark 12 (+7) CBC East of Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof this line operates as a railway using Dresden–Werdau railway and Roßwein–Niederwiesa railway


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bauer, Gerhard; Kuschinski, Norbert (1993). Die Straßenbahnen in Ostdeutschland [The Tramways in East Germany]. Band 1: Sachsen [Volume 1: Saxony]. Aachen, Germany: Schweers + Wall. ISBN 3921679796.  (in German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (in German and English) (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9783936573336. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Chemnitz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°49′55″N 12°55′20″E / 50.83194°N 12.92222°E / 50.83194; 12.92222