the Nürnberger streetcar is operated of the VAG Nuremberg and forms beside the rapid-transit railway of the underground the third rail-bound suburban traffic means in Nuremberg. It operates on a track width of 1435 mm, thus on standard gauge.
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the streetcar in Nuremberg developed for that starting from 1881 as horse course and of the society created by of Bremen the buyer Heinrich Alfes streetcar was only mountain ford ago operated. The conversion to electrical operation took place in the years 1896 to 1898. Starting from 1903 the city Nuremberg took over the up to then private society.
When the Ludwig course 1922 had to stop their enterprise, one leased the route along the today's ford ago road and directed toward it a motorway line between Fürth and Plärrer in the legendary „red one 31 “. As addition of the streetcar net those furnished only mountain ford ago streetcar starting from January 1923 also Buslinien : the first lines operated between main station and Zerzabelshof (the streetcar distance planned there was never realized) and from the fruit market over chief market and castle to the airport at that time at the Marienberg.
When after the Second World War the motorized individual traffic accepted ever stronger extents, one looked also in Nuremberg for solution methods. The “Lambert appraisal” suggested the building to a U-streetcar Stuttgart models among other things with a ring in the city centre. This could have been developed later still to the classical underground. Prognoses following that the number of inhabitants in Nuremberg and Fürth would increase the building of a full underground on 800.000 inhabitants decided one to concern immediately, since such was also in Munich in planning. However these planning planned a net, in which the underground was only supplemented by penalty and which streetcar traffic should be stopped until approximately 2000. Drastic deactivations took place with progressive subway railway construction then end of the 70's and at the beginning of the 80's. Above all the attitude of the subnetwork in Fürth to 20. June 1981, the first line that only mountain ford ago streetcar at all, met the streetcar at an important life vein. But protests moved against a further cutting of the streetcar net toward end of the 80's. 1994 then finally decided the Nürnberger town councillor the receipt of the streetcar, so that the VAG could introduce a comprehensive modernization of the remaining net. Today the six lines of the streetcar form an important cornerstone in a net from rapid-transit railways, undergrounds, streetcars and penalties. However in the last years by the start-up of the new operating yard and repair work “Heinrich Alfes road” several operating yards (“northeast”, 2001 and “Maximilianstrasse”, 2004) were shut down, the old streetcar main work in Muggenhof and some distances needed in the regular transport service no more. The only still received old strassenbahndepot with track connection is in the quarter the pc. Peter, in whom today however the Nürnberger streetcar museum is.
The net consists present (March 2006) of six lines:
|Gibitzenhof - Steinbühl - Plärrer - Friedrich Ebert place - Thon||approx. 20 minutes|
|zoo - Mögeldorf - Marientunnel - main station||approx. 15 minutes|
|Doku center - dozen pond - Schweiggerstrasse - Aufsessplatz - Steinbühl - Plärrer - west cemetery||approx. 30 minutes|
|Bavaria road - Marientunnel - Schweiggerstrasse - main station||approx. 10 minutes|
|Worzeldorfer road - south cemetery - Finkenbrunn - Franconia route - Aufsessplatz - Schweiggerstrasse - main station - Erlenstegen to 12.5.2006 rail spare traffic because of track renewals||approx. 40 minutes|
|Doku center - Schweiggerstrasse - main station - Rathenauplatz - Friedrich Ebert place - Thon||approx. 30 minutes|
line half-duplex transmission:
- the lines 4, 6 and 9 are linked with one another, i.e. at the stops “Thon” and “Doku center”. in Thon the arriving courses of the line drive on 4 as line 9 and in reverse, at the “Doku center” drive on the courses of the line 6 as line 9 and in reverse.
- the lines 5 and 7 are linked with one another, i.e. at the main station. a course of the line 5 drives on as line 7 and in reverse.
at present is a connection between main station and Aufsessplatz in planning. The today's line 8 would then be dissolved and again linked in each case with the lines 5 and 7. The result would be then a line Erlenstegen - Bavaria road as well as a line zoo - south cemetery. An extension of the line 4 from Thon to book, a place in the garlic country between Nuremberg and Erlangen, is likewise in planning. Angedacht is besides a later extension of the distance after attaining. Also a metropolitan railway - distance after grain castle was into the 1990er years in planning, but before the commencement of construction the project from shortage of money was shifted briefly on indefinite time, since now a higher priority was granted beginning to the projects mentioned. After opening of the U3 to the Friedrich Ebert place (not 2010 ago), the north branch of the line 9 (main station - Thon) is to be adjusted. The line 4 is to be strengthened between Thon and Plärrer by a line 14.
vehicles car 372 as line of 14 vehicles of the type GT6N with the numbers 1001 - 1014, as well as 26 vehicles type of the GT8N with the numbers 1101 -. All these vehicles are niederflurige facility cars - they replaced the motor coaches of the 300er-Serie of the type GT6, used before.
Besides still 12 courses of the type N8 are in the existence, with the operating numbers 361 - 372. These are the only two-direction vehicles in the current operating existence and are partially starting from 2007 by Variobahnen of Stadler to be replaced.