Trams in Mainz

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Mainz tramway network
Mainzer ZOB- Richtung Worms (Süd) (Straßenbahn 203, neue Bauart) 11.6.2009.JPG
GT6M tram at Mainz Hauptbahnhof, 2009.
Operation
Locale Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Horsecar era: 1883 (1883)–1904 (1904)
Status Converted to electricity
Operator(s) Mainzer Straßenbahn AG
(1883–1895)
Süddeutsche Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (SEG)
(1895–1904)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Steam tram era: 1891 (1891)–1923 (1923)
Status Converted to electricity
Operator(s) Süddeutsche Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (SEG)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Steam
Electric tram era: since 1904 (1904)
Status Operational
Lines 3
Owner(s) City of Mainz (since 1904)
Operator(s) Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft (de) (MVG) (since 2001)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC
Depot(s) 1
Stock 29
Track length (total) ca. 12.5 mi
Mainz tramway network
Mainz tramway network.
Website Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft (in German)

The Mainz tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Mainz) is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Mainz, the capital city of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Opened in 1883, the network has been operated since 2001 by Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft (de) (MVG).

Lines[edit]

As of 2017, the Mainz tramway network had the following five tram lines:

Line Route
50 Hechtsheim/Bürgerhaus ↔ Hechtsheim/Mühldreieck ↔ Hechtsheim/Jägerhaus ↔ Mainz/Pariser Tor ↔ Mainz/Hauptbahnhof ↔ Mombach/Turmstraße (Haltepunkt Waggonfabrik) ↔ Gonsenheim/Kapellenstraße ↔ Finthen/Gemarkungsgrenze ↔ Finthen/Römerquelle
51 Finthen;↔ Mainz/Hauptbahnhof ↔ Hauptbahnhof West;↔ Universität;↔ Lerchenberg;↔ (launched: 2016)
52 Hechtsheim/Am Schinnergraben ↔ Hechtsheim/Jägerhaus ↔ Mainz/Pariser Tor ↔ Mainz/Hauptbahnhof ↔ Mainz/Zahlbach ↔ Bretzenheim/Bahnstraße
53 Hechtsheim/Bürgerhaus ↔ Hechtsheim/Mühldreieck ↔ Hechtsheim/Jägerhaus ↔ Mainz/Pariser Tor ↔ Mainz/Hauptbahnhof ↔ Universität ↔ Lerchenberg '
59 Zollhafen ↔ Bismarckplatz ↔ Mainz Hauptbahnhof ↔ Hauptbahnhof West ↔ Universität (launched: 2017)

Since Autumn 2016 the new "Mainzelbahn" has been transporting passengers from Hauptbahnhof West (main station, west entrance) via University and Marienborn to Lerchenberg and offer a fast connection between the Main Station and the University as well as the headquarter of ZDF ("Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen", a public television channel in Germany) in the district of Lerchenberg. Further a new line is planned. The "Zollhafen Tram" links the new Zollhafen residential area with the Tram Network. For operating the new lines MVG ordered 10 Variotrams at Stadler rail.[1]

Fleet[edit]

Manufacturer Type Quantity Numbers built in low-floor vehicle Notes
Duewag / Siemens M8S 04 277–280 1975 no bought in 1987/89 from Bielefeld Stadtbahn; retirement planned due to the delivery of the new Variotrams
Duewag / Siemens M8C 06 271–276 1984 no modernisation at ceglec in Prague
Adtranz GT6M-ZR 16 201–216 1996 yes
Stadler Rail Variobahn 09 217–223 2011/12 yes ten further ordered for operating the new Mainzelbahn and Zollhafentram

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  • Herbst, Günther (2008). 125 Jahre Mainzer Straßenbahn 1883 – 2008: Die letzten 14 Jahre 1994 – 2008 [125 Years Mainz Tramway 1883 – 2008: the last 14 years 1994 – 2008] (in German). 
  • Huber, Wilhelm (2002). Das Mainz-Lexicon [The Mainz-Lexicon] (in German). Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt. ISBN 3-87439-600-2. 
  • Kochems, Michael; Höltge, Dieter (2011). Straßen- und Stadtbahnen in Deutschland [Tramways and Stadtbahnen in Germany] (in German). Band 12: Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland [Volume 2: Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland]. Freiburg i. B., Germany: EK-Verlag. ISBN 9783882553932. 
  • Neise, Harald (1983). Mainz und seine Straßenbahn 1883 – 1983 [Mainz and its Tramway 1883 – 1983] (in German). Kohlhammer. 
  • Neise, Harald (1994). 111 Jahre Mainzer öffentlicher Personennahverkehr 1883 – 1994 [111 Years Mainz local public transport 1883 – 1994] (in German). 
  • Neise, Harald; Weismüller, Dirk, eds. (3 July 2004). Wenn der Funke überspringt [When the sparks jump!] (in German). Mainz: Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH. 
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (in German and English) (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 100–101. ISBN 9783936573336. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Mainz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°00′N 08°16′E / 50.000°N 8.267°E / 50.000; 8.267