THE GS TRAM SITE

KÖLN / COLOGNE - BONN

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND - FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

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Dec. 1987

The Cologne-Bonn system after the opening of the Ringe-Tunnel between Hansaring and Zülpicher Platz in Oct. 1987, and at the time of the construction of the Stadtbahn tunnel under Venloer Strasse.


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Cologne tram Bonn trams Bonn Stadtbahn

THE COLOGNE-BONN AREA

Only light rail (Stadtbahn) routes shown

Cologne Bonn tram map 1997

INSET 1: COLOGNE

Cologne tram map 1997

INSET 2: CENTRAL COLOGNE

Central Cologne tram map 1997

INSET 3: BONN

Bonn tram map 1997

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 Junkersdorf - Aachener Str. - Rudolfplatz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Bf Deutz - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Merheim - Refrath - Bensberg
  2 Benzelrath - Frechen Bf. - Marsdorf - Dürener Str. - Gürtel - Aachener Str. - Rudolfplatz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Bf Deutz - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Ostheim
  3 Bocklemünd - Venloer Str. - Subbelrather Str. - Friesenplatz - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Bf Deutz - Koelnmesse - Buchheim - Holweide - Thielenbruch
  4 Bocklemünd - Venloer Str. - Subbelrather Str. - Friesenplatz - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Bf Deutz - Koelnmesse - Mülheim - Höhenhaus - Dünnwald - Schlebusch
  5 Höhenhaus - Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - 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 Sülz - Zülpicher Str. - Zülpicher Platz - Neumarkt - Heumarkt - Deutzer Brücke - Poll - Westhoven - Porz - Zündorf
  9 Chorweiler - Longerich - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Kalk - Kalk Kapelle - Ostheim - Königsforst
10 Merkenich - Niehl - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Friesenplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz - Barbarossaplatz - Eifelplatz - Zollstock
12 Merkenich - Niehl - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Barbarossaplatz - Eifelplatz - Zollstock
13 Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Gürtel - Sülzgürtel
14 Köln Hbf (Cologne Main Station) - Neumarkt - Poststraße - Severinsbrücke - Bf Deutz - Koelnmesse [Only during trade fair days]
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 - Olof-Palme-Allee - Bad Godesberg
17 Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf - Neumarkt - Poststr. - Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg
18 Mülheim - Mülheimer Brücke - Reichenspergerplatz - Ebertplatz - Köln Hbf - Neumarkt - Poststr. - Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg - Efferen - Hürth - Brühl – Merten - Bornheim - Alfter - Dransdorf - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station)
19 Niehl - Neusser Str. - Ebertplatz - Friesenplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz - Barbarossaplatz - Sülzgürtel - Klettenberg - Efferen - Hürth

TRAM ROUTES IN BONN

Operator: SWB

61 Rheindorf - Wilhelmsplatz - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station) - Dottendorf
62 Ramersdorf - Beuel - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station) - Dottendorf
63 Tannenbusch - Bonn Hbf – Museum Koenig - Olof-Palme-Allee - Bad Godesberg

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

Operator: SWB

66 Siegburg - Vilich-Müldorf - Beuel - Bonn Hbf – Museum Koenig - Olof-Palme-Allee - Ramersdorf - Oberkassel Süd / Römlinghoven - Königswinter - Bad Hannef
67 Siegburg - Vilich-Müldorf - Beuel - Bonn Hbf – Museum Koenig - Olof-Palme-Allee - Bad Godesberg [Rush-hour service]
68 Bornheim - Alfter - Dransdorf - Bonn Hbf (Bonn Main Station) - Museum Koenig - Olof-Palme-Allee - Ramersdorf [Rush-hour service]

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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