THE GS TRAM SITE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND - FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

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26 May 1974




DEUTSCHLAND - GERMANY

BERLIN - POTSDAM

DRESDEN

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN

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CENTRAL FRANKFURT MAP

Frankfurt tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

HBh Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) OPl Opernplatz
HbS Heilbronner Straße PR Platz der Republik
Fb Friedensbrücke Rbw Röderbergweg
HW Hauptwache TPl Theaterplatz
JTP Johanna-Tesch-Platz Umb Untermainbrücke
KW Konstablerwache      


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ROUTES

Operator: Frankfurter Verkehrs und Tarifverbund (FVV)

TRAM ROUTES

A1 Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Nordweststadt
A2 Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Bonames - Gonzenheim
A3 Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Oberursel - Hohemark
A4 Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Bonames
B1 Theaterplatz - Konstablerwache - Hauptfriedhof (Main Cemetery) - Gießener Str.
  6 Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Zoo - Konstablerwache - Hauptwache - Opernplatz - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Hausen - Praunheim [Mo-Fr rush hours only]
  8 Ginnheim - Bockenheim - Platz der Republik - Gallus - Griesheim
  9 Oberforsthaus - Universitätsklinikum - Südbahnhof (South Station) [Rush hours: - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Riederhöfe - Hugo-Junkers-Str.] [Mo-Fr only]
10 Höchst - Nied - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Konstablerwache - Zoo - Bornheim
11 Heilbronner Straße - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Friedensbrücke - Südbahnhof (South Station) - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Ostbahnhof (East Station)
12 Höchst - Nied - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Prüfling
13 Praunheim - Hausen - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Dornbusch - Gießener Str. - Berkersheim
14 Niederrad - Universitätsklinikum - Friedensbrücke - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Konstablerwache - Zoo - Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Riederhöfe - Hugo-Junkers-Str. - Fechenheim
15 Stadion - Oberforsthaus - Universitätsklinikum - Friedensbrücke - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Konstablerwache - Zoo - Inheidener Str.
16 Heilbronner Straße - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Oberrad - Stadtgrenze - Offenbach
17 Mönchofstr. - Ordnungsamt - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Theaterplatz - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Friedensbrücke - Sandhof [Mo-Fr only]
18 Schwanheim - Oberforsthaus - Universitätsklinikum - Friedensbrücke - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Riederhöfe - Johanna-Tesch-Platz - Enkheim
19 Heerstraße - Hausen - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Prüfling
20 Bornheim - Johanna-Tesch-Platz - Bergen
22 Höchst - Nied - Ordnungsamt - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Dornbusch - Gießener Str. [Mo-Fr rush hours only]
23 Rödelheim - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Konstablerwache - Zoo - Röderbergweg
24 Stadtgrenze - Oberrad - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Konstablerwache - Hauptwache - Opernplatz - [Westbahnhof (West Station)] [Rush hours: Bockenheim - Ginnheim]
25 Eckenheim - Hauptfriedhof (Main Cemetery) - Prüfling [Rush hours: - Riederhöfe - Hugo-Junkers-Str.] [Mo-Fr only]
26 Heilbronner Straße - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Opernplatz - Platz der Republik - Messe (Frankfurt Fair) [Rush hours: - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Hausen - Heerstraße]
27 Zoo - Konstablerwache - Hauptwache - Theaterplatz - Untermainbrücke - Louisa - Neu-Isenburg

Note: Lines A1-4 and B1 ran partially in tunnels and private rights of way, and constituted a precursor to the U-Bahn (underground) network. But in 1974 they were still connected to the tram network.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: ? km.


HISTORY

  • City trams: Horse trams (19 May 1872 - 1904); Steam trams (1888 - 1929); Electric trams (10 Apr. 1884 - today).
  • U-Bahn: Oct. 1968 - today.

GAUGE

  • 1435 mm. (some trams 1884-1905, 1000 mm.)

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Verkehrsmuseum Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt Transport Museum) has a large collection of preserved trams from throughout the history of the city's transportation history. Some of them run as heritage trams on city streets.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Buck, S.D. "Frankfurt-am-Main: The revolution begins". Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2004 (67: 793), p.16-18.
  • Pagel, M. and Taplin, M.R. Tramways of Western Germany. Hassocks (England): Light Rail Transit Association, 3rd ed., 1980.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.18: Frankfurt am Main, Germany". Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2009 (72: 855), p.99-101.
  • Schwandl, R. Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland. Berlin: Author, 2009.
  • Straßenbahnatlas 2005: Deutschland. Berlin: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Blickpunkt Straßenbahn e.V., 2005.
  • Walker, P.J. "Tramways in transition - Part 2: Frankfurt-am-Main". Modern Tramway, Nov. 1969 (32: 383), p.367-374.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Frankfurt: The pendulum swings back to tramways". Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Nov. 1997 (60: 719), p.416-418.
  • Wyse, W.J. "Germany goes underground - Part 6: Fun and games in Frankfurt, or 'Interconnection with one-way tickets'". Modern Tramway, Aug. 1974 (37: 440), p.270-279.
  • Wyse, W.J. "Germany goes underground - Part 12: Alles neu in der City". Modern Tramway, Sept. 1978 (41: 489), p.309-317.

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