Woltersdorf Tramway


The Woltersdorf Tramway (Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn) is a standard gauge tramway, located in Woltersdorf, Brandenburg, Near Berlin, Germany. The line is notable for its use of historic vehicles, using 4 wheeled trams, built in the early 1960s.[4] The line was constructed in 1913, to connect Woltersdorf to the Berlin Suburban railways.[5] It is one of the smallest tram operators in Germany,[6] and has not expanded beyond its 1913 route.

Straßenbahn Woltersdorf
Straßenbahn Woltersdorf 31.jpg
Operation
LocaleWoltersdorf, Brandenburg
Open1913
Statusopen
Lines1
Operator(s)Schöneicher – Rüdersdorf Strassenbahn GmbH [1]
Infrastructure
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Propulsion system(s)Electric
Electrification600v DC,[2] Overhead line
Statistics
Route length5.6km
630,000 p.a.[3]
Overview
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Website[Official website Edit this at Wikidata]
Woltersdorf Tramway
Reversing Siding
S-Bahnhof Rahnsdorf
Fredersdorfer Mühlenfleiß
Fichtenauer Weg
Birkengestell
Goethestraße
Feld-weiche
Eichendamm
Lerchenstraße
Berliner Platz
Fasanenstraße
Thälmannplatz
Depot
Kirche
Blumenstraße
Krankenhaus
Schleuse
Reversing siding

RouteEdit

The line starts at Berlin-Rahnsdorf station, where it connects with Berlin S-Bahn line S3. It then runs through Köpenick Forest, passing from Berlin into Brandenburg. It then travels along Berliner Strasse, into Woltersdorf. At Thälmanplatz, there is a short spur to the depot. The line then runs to Woltersdorf Hospital, before terminating at Woltersdorf, Schleuse.

OperationsEdit

The line operates a 20 minute service, using 2 trams,[2] with an additional tram at peak hours, giving a 10 minute service between Berliner Platz and Rahnsdorf.[7]

The company operates from a depot in Woltersdorf, located adjacent to Thälmanplatz tram stop. The company carries out all maintenance work on its vehicles in house, except for electrical components.[8]


TicketingEdit

The tramway is line 87 in the VBB fare system, and VBB tickets valid in zone C can be used on the tramway.

VehiclesEdit

 
Tram 19, the Woltersdorf works car

The tramways service fleet consists of 9 Gotha/LEW vehicles, manufactured between 1957 and 1961.[9][10] The tramway also maintains a fleet of 5 heritage vehicles, which are used on special occasions.[11] The tramways works fleet consists of a converted Gotha/LEW tram, number 19, which was previously used by the BVG,[12] along with a snowplow.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tramways and Urban Transit (PDF). Bristol: LRTA. July 2018. p. 30. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Die Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn Berlin S-Bahnhof Rahnsdorf – Woltersdorf". Dokumentationszentrum für Europäische Eisenbahnforschung. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Das Unternehmen". Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Woltersdorf". Gothawagen.de. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn". Reiseland Brandenburg. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  6. ^ Neumann, Peter (2013). "Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn: Quietschvergnügt". Berliner Zeitung. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Fahrplan der Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn gültig ab 10. Dezember 2017". Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. ^ Denkmalpflege-Verein Nahverkehr Berlin (1992), Berliner Fahrgastverband IGEB, ed. (in German), Berliner Umlandbahnen. Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn,Verlag GVE, p. 44/45.
  9. ^ "Uebersicht-Fuhrpark-Linienfahrzeuge". Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Wagenparkliste: Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn GmbH". Tram-Info.de. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Historische Fahrzeuge (Sonderfahrten)". Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Wagen 19". Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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