THE RHEIN-RUHR URBAN RAILWAY; OPERATIONAL BEGINNING IN ESSEN

STADTBAHN RHEIN-RUHR BETRIEBSBEGINN IN ESSEN

The structure of the Ruhr area required a regional traffic network linking cities. Furthermore, a situation developed where there were scarcely any specific routes for public transport, so that with the growth of car traffic a great deal of congestion developed. This situation caused the government of the land of North Rhine Westphalia to develop a regional urban railway in the Rhine-Ruhr area. The purpose of the new urban railway was to solve the problem of the divided public transport system in the region by means of a high capacity rail bound transport system. To achieve these aims some 13 Ruhr cities and the city of Dusseldorf set up an urban railway company, the main task of which was the standardisation of the system. The various stretches opened in different cities remain, however, under the control of the local transport operators. The function of the urban railway is to link the city centres with the adjacent areas; to take over the major portion of the transport between municipal areas by means of a network extending beyond city boundaries; and to link this network with the underground network and the main line network of the German Federal Railway (Deutsche Bundesbahn).

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 49-66
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1982 12:00AM