THE GS TRAM SITE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND - FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

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28 May 1978

Frankfurt on the day of a complete reorganization of its rail-based services, including the complete separation of its tram and U-bahn (metro) services.




DEUTSCHLAND - GERMANY

BERLIN - POTSDAM

DRESDEN

DÜSSELDORF

FRANKFURT AM MAIN

HAMBURG

KÖLN / COLOGNE - BONN

LEIPZIG

MÜNCHEN / MUNICH

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Frankfurt tram map


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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Please note that the OSM map 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

Operator: Frankfurter Verkehrs und Tarifverbund (FVV)

TRAM ROUTES

10 Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Römer - Zoo - Bornheim
11 Heilbronner Straße - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Friedensbrücke - Südbahnhof (South Station) - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Ostbahnhof (East Station) [Rush hours: - Riederhöfe - Fechenheim]
12 Höchst - Nied - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Prüfling
13 Südbahnhof (South Station) - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Zoo - Röderbergweg
14 Mönchofstr. - Ordnungsamt - Gallus - Platz der Republik - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Römer - Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Riederhöfe - Fechenheim
15 Stadion - Oberforsthaus - Universitätsklinikum - Friedensbrücke - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Römer - Zoo - Inheidener Str.
16 Messe (Frankfurt Fair) - Platz der Republik - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Römer - Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke - Oberrad - Stadtgrenze - Offenbach
17 Stadtgrenze - Oberrad - Südbahnhof (South Station) - Untermainbrücke - Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - [Rush hours: - Opernplatz - Bockenheim - Ginnheim]
18 Praunheim - Hausen - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Messe (Frankfurt Fair) - Platz der Republik - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Römer - Ostbahnhof (East Station) - Riederhöfe - Johanna-Tesch-Platz - Enkheim
19 Ginnheim - Bockenheim - Platz der Republik - Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Friedensbrücke - Universitätsklinikum - Niederrad
20 Bornheim - Johanna-Tesch-Platz - Bergen
21 [Rush hours: Praunheim - Hausen - ] Westbahnhof (West Station) - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Theaterplatz - Untermainbrücke - Universitätsklinikum - Schwanheim
22 Heerstraße - Hausen - Westbahnhof (West Station) - Opernplatz - Hauptwache - Theaterplatz - Untermainbrücke - Louisa - Neu-Isenburg
V Eckenheim - Hauptfriedhof (Main Cemetery) - Bornheim - Riederhöfe - Hugo-Junkers-Str. [Limited rush-hour service]

U-BAHN (METRO) ROUTES

U1 Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Nordweststadt - Ginnheim
U2 Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Bonames - Gonzenheim
U3 Theaterplatz - Hauptwache - Dornbusch - Heddernheim - Oberursel - Hohemark
U5 Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) - Theaterplatz - Konstablerwache - Hauptfriedhof (Main Cemetery) - Preungesheim

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: ca. 85 km. (+ 2 km. on U-Bahn tracks)
  • U-bahn: 38.8 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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