Trams in Schwerin

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Schwerin tramway network
A Siemens SN2001 tram in Schwerin, 2013.
Locale Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Horsecar era: 1881 (1881)–1885 (1885)
Status Converted to electricity
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Electric tram era: since 1908 (1908)
Operator(s) Nahverkehr Schwerin GmbH (de)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC
Track length (total) 21 km (13 mi)
Route length 40.5 km (25.2 mi)
Passengers (2009) 12,480,000
Schwerin tramway network, 2013.
Schwerin tramway network, 2013.
Website Nahverkehr Schwerin (in German)

The Schwerin tramway network (German: Straßenbahnnetz Schwerin) is a network of tramways forming the key feature of the public transport system in Schwerin, the capital city of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Opened on 1 December 1908, the electrically powered network is currently operated by Nahverkehr Schwerin GmbH (de), and has four lines.


The network's four lines, and their headways during the day (depending in part upon the time of day, or day of week) are:

1 Kliniken – Hegelstraße 15 / 20 / 30 minutes
2 Lankow Siedlung – Hegelstraße 15 / 20 / 30 minutes
3 Hegelstraße – Neu Pampow 30 minutes (mon-fri, mornings and afternoons)
4 Platz der Freiheit – Neu Pampow 30 / 60 minutes

See also[edit]


  • Bauer, Gerhard; Kuschinski, Norbert (1995). Die Straßenbahnen in Ostdeutschland [The Tramways in East Germany]. Band 3: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [Volume 3: Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]. Aachen, Germany: Schweers + Wall. ISBN 3921679818.  (in German)
  • Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (in German and English) (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 132–133. ISBN 9783936573336. 
  • Geschichte des Verkehrs in der Landeshauptstadt Schwerin [The History of Transport in the State Capital, Schwerin] (in German). Schwerin: NVS GmbH. 2008. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Schwerin at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°37′43″N 11°24′38″E / 53.62861°N 11.41056°E / 53.62861; 11.41056