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LINZ
 Oberösterreich | Upper Austria . Austria

Linz tram network © R. Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net)

 TRAM

Linz (capital of Upper Austria - 190,000 inh.)

Tramway
- 900 mm gauge
- network length 31 km
- 4 lines:
Line 1: Universität - Auwiesen 14.3 km, 35 stops
Line 2: Universität - SolarCity 19 km, 44 stops (31 shared with Line 1)
Line 3: Landgutstraße - Trauner Kreuzung 11.5 km, 23 stops (7 shared with Line 1 and 2)
Line 4: Landgutstraße - Schloss Traun (basically an extended Line 3 going beyond the Linz fare zone area!)

1.9 km tram tunnel including two underground stations, Hauptbahnhof and Unionkreuzung, and one below ground level station with open roof, Herz-Jesu-Kirche. The tunnel is used by all three tram lines, with line 3 and 4 diverging from the trunk route at Hauptbahnhof.

31 Aug 2004: - Goethekreuzung - [ramp] - Hauptbahnhof - Herz-Jesu-Kirche [ramp] - Bulgariplatz
03 Sept 2005: - Hillerstraße - SolarCity
13 Aug 2011: Line 3 Hauptbahnhof - Doblerholz (5.3 km, including 1.3 km tunnel)
26 Feb 2016: Line 3 Doblerholz - Trauner Kreuzung (3 km)
10 Sept 2016: Line 4 Trauner Kreuzung - Schloss Traun (1.8 km)

 

 PÖSTLINGBERGBAHN

Pöstlingbergbahn (reopened 29 May 2009)

- 4.1 km (Landgutstraße - Hauptplatz shared with line 3)
- 900 mm track gauge (before 2008: 1000 mm)
- mostly single-track, with three passing loops
- rolling stock: 3 Flexity Outlook in retro-look; 3 modernised cars from the 1950s


New Pöstlingbergbahn cars in 2009 (Photos © Robert Schrempf from his book Pöstlingbergbahn Album)

 Links

Linz Linien (Official Site - Transport Operator)

Linz Tram at Wikipedia

Bahn Linz by Martin Ruderstorfer

BLOG: Your webmaster's impressions on the Linz Tram (April 2014)

 Books

Pöstlingbergbahn AlbumRobert Schrempf:

Pöstlingbergbahn Album.

- Dec 2009, German/English, Robert Schwandl Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 936573 24 4; feat. Linz Tramway and Gmunden Tramway.

Now only 4.50 €

More Info

Tram Atlas Schweiz & Österreich Robert Schwandl:

   TRAM ATLAS SCHWEIZ & ÖSTERREICH

 Dec. 2010, Robert Schwandl Verlag, ISBN 3-936573-27-5 (More info) > NEW EDITION Summer 2014!

Detailed geographically correct maps of all Swiss and Austrian tram and trolleybus systems, illustrated with numerous colour photos and enhanced with basic data about routes, lines, rolling stock, etc.

 


Wien U-Bahn Album - Urban Rail in Vienna
feat. Tramway in Linz

 Photos

Herz-Jesu-Kirche © David Hanz Hauptbahnhof © David Hanz Hauptbahnhof © David Hanz

Unionkreuzung © David Hanz Unionkreuzung © David Hanz
Photos © David Hanz


 


2004 © UrbanRail.Net by Robert Schwandl.