Trams in Essen

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Essen tramway network
EVAG M8C 1112 Hobeisenbruecke.jpg
An M8C tram at Hobeisenbrücke.
Operation
Locale Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Open 23 August 1893 (1893-08-23)
Status Operational
Lines 7[1]
Operator(s) Essener Verkehrs-AG (de) (EVAG)
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)[1]
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 750 V DC
Statistics
Route length 52.4 km (32.6 mi)[1]
Overview
The network in 2013 (dark blue: Stadtbahn Essen).
Website Essener Verkehrs-AG (EVAG) (German)

The Essen tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Essen) is a 52.4-kilometer (32.6 mi)[1] network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Essen, a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Opened in 1893, the network has been operated since 1954 by Essener Verkehrs-AG (de) (EVAG), and also serves the neighbouring city of Gelsenkirchen.

The network is complemented by the three light rail lines of the Essen Stadtbahn.

Lines[edit]

As of November 2010, the 52.4-kilometer (32.6 mi) tram network consisted of the following seven lines:[1]

Line
Route
Headway Mon.-Fri.
Headway Sat.
Headway Sun.
101 (Bredeney – Rüttenscheid –) Essen Hbf – Bergeborbeck Bf – Borbeck Germaniaplatz 10 15 30/15
103 Dellwig Wertstr. – Borbeck – Altendorf – Rathaus Essen – Essen Hbf/Hollestraße (– Huttrop – Steele (S))1 10 15 30/15
104 MH-Flughafen – Stadtmitte – MH-Grenze Borbeck – E-Schönebeck Abzw. Aktienstr.2 10/20 15/30 30
105 Frintrop Unterstr. – Altendorf – Essen Hbf – Bergerhausen – Rellinghausen Finefraustr. 10 15 30/15
106 Altenessen Bf – Rathaus Essen – Essen Hbf – Rüttenscheid – Essen West (S) – Helenenstr. (– Bergeborbeck Bf) 10 15 15
107 Gelsenkirchen Hbf – Feldmark – E-Katernberg – Abzweig Katernberg – Zollverein – Stoppenberg – Rathaus Essen – Hollestr./Essen Hbf – Rüttenscheid – Bredeney (KulturLinie 107 (de))3/4 20/10/5 30/15 30/15
109 Frohnhausen Breilsort – Alfred Krupp Schule – Berliner Platz – Rathaus Essen – Huttrop – Steele (S) 10 15 15

Sections with shorter headways in Bold, sections with longer headways in italics.
1 During rush hour via Hollestraße to Steele, at shoulder times only to Hollestraße. and in off peak times Rathaus Essen to Essen Hbf.
2 Line is operated jointly by EVAG/MVG.
3 Line is operated jointly by EVAG/BOGESTRA (almost exclusively with EVAG rolling stock).
4 Extra services during rush hour from Rathaus Essen to Hollestraße, other services from Rathaus via Hbf. to Bredeney.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Inline references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kleine EVAG Statistik 2010* (*stand 31.12.2009)" [Small EVAG Statistics 2010* (*as of 31.12.2009)] (PDF) (in German). Essener Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (EVAG). December 31, 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Höltge, Dieter (1994). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany]. Band 4: Ruhrgebiet - Von Dortmund bis Duisburg [Volume 4: Ruhr - from Dortmund to Duisburg]. Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 9783882553345.  (German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 52–54. ISBN 9783936573336.  (German) (English)

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Essen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°26′14″N 07°00′04″E / 51.43722°N 7.00111°E / 51.43722; 7.00111