Trams in Leipzig

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Leipzig tramway network
Leipzig NGT12-LEI Waldplatz defekt.jpg
Trams at Waldplatz, near Red Bull Arena
Locale Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Horsecar era: 1872 (1872)–1897 (1897)
Status Converted to electricity
Operator(s) Leipziger Pferde-Eisenbahn (LPE)
Track gauge 1,458 mm (4 ft 9 1332 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Electric tram era: since 1896 (1896)
Status Operational
Operator(s) Große Leipziger Straßenbahn (GLSt) (1896–1938)
Leipziger Elektrische Straßenbahn (LESt)
Leipziger Außenbahn AG (LAAG) (1900–1946)
Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe
Track gauge 1,458 mm (4 ft 9 1332 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification (?)V DC trolley wire
Route length 148.3 km (92.1 mi)
Leipzig tramway network, November 2012.
Leipzig tramway network, November 2012.
Website Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (in German)

The Leipzig tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Leipzig) is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Leipzig, a city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. Opened in 1872, the network has been operated since 1938 by Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe.

With its 13 lines, route length of 148.3 km (92.1 mi) and 510 tram stops, the network is currently the second biggest in Germany, after the Berlin tramway network.



See also[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. 94–97. ISBN 9783936573336. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Leipzig at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°20′N 12°23′E / 51.333°N 12.383°E / 51.333; 12.383