THE GS TRAM SITE

KÖLN / COLOGNE - BONN

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND - FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

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12 Aug. 1978

The Cologne-Bonn system after the conversion of the Rheinuferbahn (lines 15 and 16) to Stadtbahn operation.


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THE COLOGNE-BONN AREA

Only light rail (Stadtbahn) routes shown

Cologne Bonn tram map 1978

INSET 1: COLOGNE

Cologne tram map 1978

INSET 2: CENTRAL COLOGNE

Central Cologne tram map 1978

INSET 3: BONN

Bonn tram map 1978

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

BPl Barbarossaplatz NM Neumarkt
DB Deutzer Brücke RPl Reichenspergerplatz
FPl Friesenplatz ZPl Zülpicher Platz
HM Heumarkt      


I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES IN COLOGNE (including interurban routes to Bonn)

Operator: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB)

  1 Sülz - Zülpicher Str. - Zülpicher Platz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Bf Deutz - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Merheim - Brück - Refrath - Bensberg
  2 Sülz - Zülpicher Str. - Zülpicher Platz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Bf Deutz - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Ostheim
  3 Bocklemünd - Venloer Str. - Friesenplatz - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Bf Deutz - Buchheim - Holweide - Thielenbruch
  4 Bocklemünd - Venloer Str. - Friesenplatz - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Bf Deutz - Mülheim - Höhenhaus - Dünnwald - Schlebusch
  5 Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Friesenplatz - Subbelrather Str. - Nußbaumerstr. - Ossendorf
  6 Longerich - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Friesenplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz - Barbarossaplatz - Chlodwigplatz - Bonner Str. - Goltsteinstr. - Marienburg
  7 Junkersdorf - Müngersdorf - Aachener Str. - Rudolfplatz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Poll - Westhoven - Porz - Zündorf
  8 Müngersdorf - Aachener Str. - Rudolfplatz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Bf Deutz - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Merheim - Brück
  9 Chorweiler - Longerich - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Ostheim - Königsforst
10 [Rush hours: Fordwerke -] Niehl - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Friesenplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz - Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg
11 Höhenhaus - Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf - Neumarkt - Poststr. - Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg
12 Merkenich - Niehl - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Barbarossaplatz - Eifelplatz - Zollstock
13 Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Gürtel - Sülzgürtel
15 Thielenbruch - Holweide - Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Friesenplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz - Barbarossaplatz - Chlodwigplatz - Ubierring - Bayenthal - Rodenkirchen - Michaelshoven - Sürth
16 Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf - Neumarkt - Poststr. - Barbarossaplatz - Chlodwigplatz - Ubierring - Bayenthal - Rodenkirchen - Michaelshoven - Sürth - Wesseling – Buschdorf - Tannenbusch - Bonn Hbf – Museum Koenig - Heussallee - Bad Godesberg
18 Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg - Efferen - Hürth - Brühl – Merten - Bornheim - Alfter - Dransdorf - Bonn Rheinuferbahnhof
19 Brühl - Wesseling
20 Benzelrath - Frechen Bf. - Marsdorf - Dürener Str. - Gürtel - Aachener Str. - Rudolfplatz - Neumarkt

TRAM ROUTES IN BONN

Operator: Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB)

1 Rheindorf - Wilhelmsplatz - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station) - Dottendorf
2 Beuel - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station) - Dottendorf
3 Bad Godesberg - Mehlem

INTERURBAN ROUTES AROUND BONN (with the exception of those to Cologne)

Operator: Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB)

H Bonn Hbf – Beuel - Ramersdorf - Oberkassel Süd / Römlinghoven - Königswinter - Bad Hannef
S Bonn Hbf – Beuel - Vilich-Müldorf - Siegburg


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

Note: There is some overlap in the network length data because the same stretch may belong to two separate networks



HISTORY

GAUGE (all systems)

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Straßenbahn-Museum Thielenbruch is a museum dedicated to the history of tramways in Cologne.


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Peter Zondag, of De Bilt (Netherlands), for further information provided through personal communication.


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