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ROSTOCK
 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern . Germany

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

 System

On 12 April 2003 a 4.6 km tram route opened in the south of the Hanseatic city of Rostock in northern Germany. This new section includes a 350 m tunnel under the tracks of the central station including the underground stop Hauptbahnhof on level -2 at a depth of 11 m below ground. Direct lifts link the tram platforms to the mezzanine and the platforms for long distance and regional train services. The underground station is illuminated by daylight falling in through skylights.

The lastest section to be opened in Aug. 2006 was a 1.1 km link between Kröpeliner Tor and Platz der Freundschaft (Stadthalle) with intermediate stops at Schröderplatz and Goetheplatz.

Since the mid-1990s, the Rostock tram network has been significantly extended and modernised. About 92% of all routes are on a separate right-of-way, only short stretches from the northern ramp at Hauptbahnhof to Steintor, and between Doberaner Platz and Maßmannstraße / Saarplatz are embedded in the roadway. All stops provide stepfree access into the vehicles, even those along on-street sections, where the car lane is raised and thus a 24 cm high platform is created.

Rolling stock:
- 70% low-floor 6NGTWDE trams manufactured by DUEWAG (40 vehicles, 30.1 m long and 2.3 m wide)
- Vossloh Tramlink 100% low-floor 6N2 tram (13 vehicles)
- some older high-floor TATRA trams which operate with 22 low-floor trailers, which were built by Bombardier and have a 29 cm floor at the doors.

Total length of the network: 35.5 km (2007)
Track gauge: 1,435 mm

 Photos
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 History

1881 - horse tram
May 1904 - electric tram
1930/36 - tramway to Marienehe and Neuer Friedhof
1948 - tramway to Dierkow
1961 - new route along Lange Straße
1987-90 - new route to Dierkow and Toitenwinkel

24 June 2000: Marienehe - Thomas-Morus-Straße
07 July 2001: Thomas-Morus-Straße - Rügener Straße
12 April 2003: Hauptbahnhof - Südblick / Mensa (4.6 km - including tram tunnel)
28 Nov. 2003: Rügener Straße - Mecklenburger Allee (1.4 km)
14 Aug 2006: Doberaner Platz - Platz der Freundschaft (1.1 km)

 Photos
Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Armin Emde Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Armin Emde Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Armin Emde Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Armin Emde Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Armin Emde Rostock Hauptbahnhof © Jan Bartelsen Tramdepot © Jan Bartelsen
Photos 1-5 © Armin Emde; 6-7 © Jan Bartelsen
 Our books about Urban Rail in Germany

Tram Atlas DeutschlandRobert Schwandl:

TRAM ATLAS DEUTSCHLAND 5

- June 2019, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 836573 60 2

- Detailed colour maps for more than 50 German tramway cities, illustrated with numerous photos

- Text German and English

- More details

Schnellbahnen in Deutschland/Metros in GermanyRobert Schwandl:

U-Bahnen in Deutschland

+ U-Stadtbahnen

- Feb 2019, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 836573 57 2

- Anything you need to know about German metro and light rail systems with underground sections, with detailed maps and hundreds of colour photos; 160 pages; Text German and English - More details

 Links

Rostocker Straßenbahn incl. network map

Verkehrsverbund Warnow

Rostocker Straßenbahn bei Wikipedia (German)

 


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