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KASSEL
 Hessen . Germany

Kassel tram map

 System

Kassel - approx. 192,000 inh., in the north of the state of Hessen.

Between 1968 and 2005, Kassel boasted an underground tram stop in front of the railway station (Hauptbahnhof). The stop was closed in 2005 and the southern ramp (city side) incorporated into a new tunnel which now allows RegioTram vehicles to leave the mainline station and continue on urban tram tracks. These lines loop run through the city centre and terminate at Holländische Straße and Auestadion. Tram line 4 continues as an interurban line to Hessisch Lichtenau on rail tracks which are not used by regular passenger trains, and only a short section occasionally seeing freight trains.

Tramway + RegioTram
- network length (urban sections) approx. 53 km (incl. Baunatal) + 21 km to Hessisch Lichtenau + 86 km RegioTram routes
- 8 urban lines (line 2 rush hour only) + 3 RegioTram lines, which run on shared DB railway tracks and urban tram tracks.
- 1435 mm gauge
- rolling stock: DUEWAG N8C (1981/1986); DUEWAG NGT 6C (low-floor, 1990/1996); Bombardier 8NGTW (1999-2003); Alstom RegioCitadis (2.65 m wide for RegioTram lines)

 Recent History

07/2007: Hauptbahnhof - Scheidemannplatz (tunnel)
22-10-2011: Holländische Straße - Vellmar Nord (4 km)

 Photos
   

 

Former underground stop at Hauptbahnhof:

Kassel-Hauptbahnhof U-Strab-Station © Philipp Krammer Kassel-Hauptbahnhof U-Strab-Station © Philipp Krammer Kassel-Hauptbahnhof U-Strab-Station © Philipp Krammer Kassel-Hauptbahnhof U-Strab-Station © Philipp Krammer
Fotos © Philipp Krammer
 Our books about Urban Rail in Germany

Tram Atlas DeutschlandRobert Schwandl:

TRAM ATLAS DEUTSCHLAND 5

- June 2019, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 836573 60 2

- Detailed colour maps for more than 50 German tramway cities, illustrated with numerous photos

- Text German and English

- More details

Schnellbahnen in Deutschland/Metros in GermanyRobert Schwandl:

U-Bahnen in Deutschland

+ U-Stadtbahnen

- Feb 2019, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 836573 57 2

- Anything you need to know about German metro and light rail systems with underground sections, with detailed maps and hundreds of colour photos; 160 pages; Text German and English - More details

 

 Official Websites

KVG - Kasseler Verkehrs-Gesellschaft

NVV - Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund

 Other Links

ÖPNV in Kassel

Straßenbahn Kassel at Wikipedia.de

Bilderbogen der Kasseler Straßenbahnen by Claus Ochs

Photos showing former underground stop at Hauptbahnhof by Christian Müller

 

 


 


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