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Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : 29th-31st March and 10th April, 1987
By March 1987, tram services had had six months in which to adapt to the major changes brought about in October 1986. Trams had been removed from much of central Frankfurt, but line 11, running through the Altstadt, had survived as a result of massive public pressure on the city authorities, both its political leaders and transport managers. Bu 1987 it was posible to reach central Franhfurt from Industriehof entirely in tunnel, and trams were no longer to be seen on Bockenheimer Landstrasse, at Opernplatz, Goetheplatz and Hauptwache. Tracks had been realigned at Bockenheimer Warte as the area around the famous watchtower was redeveloped and at the outer end of the new underground line a start had been made on upgrading the remaining surface alignments by equipping the Hausen branch, cut back from Praunheim, with high-level platforms.

The new city centre terminus for line 12 at Konstablerwache (Grosee Friedberger Strasse) was now in operation and a newly-designed tram station had been opened at Zoologischer Garten. Pending further expansion of the new underground line eastwards, and the aim was to use tram services from the eastern suburbs as feeders to the new underground line at the Zoo. It was expected to be only a matter of time before the new network changed traffic patterns and by cutting off its lifeblood, allow line 11, the last tram route through the city centre, to be closed.

Although the underground has subsequently been expanded beyond Zoo, 1986 was to become a watershed in the tramway's history and the policy of retrenchment was withdrawn if not entirely reversed. A period of stability was being entered and the next casualty was not until 1992 when the lightly-used Bergen branch was closed as a consequence of the upgrading of the line to Enkheim.

Frankfurt 1987 1.jpg


Frankfurt 1987 2.jpg


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Location

Monchhofstrasse

Tillystrasse

Luthmerstrasse

Galluswarte

Schwanheim

Harthweg

Waldfriedhof Goldstein

Kiesschneise

Burostadt Niederrad

Universitatsklinikum

Stresemannallee Gartenstr.

Stresemannallee Gartenstr

Stresemannallee Gartenstr

Hauptbahnhof

Platz der Republik

Adalbertstrasse/Schlossstr

Bockenheimer Warte

Juliusstrasse

Industriehof

Industriehof

Industriehof

Industriehof

Industriehof

Hausen

Hausen

Grosse Nelkenstrasse

Sudbahnhof

Sudbahnhof

Brucken - / Textorstrasse

Schweizerplatz

Otto-Hahn-Platz

Bornheim-Mitte

Bornheim Mitte

Saalburgallee/Wittelsbacher.

Schafflestrasse

Schafflestrasse

Borsigallee/Gwinnerstr.

Wilhelmshoher Strasse

Riederhofe

Daimlerstrasse

Schiesshuttenstrasse

Fechenheim Post

Ostbahnhof

Ostbahnhof

Zobelstrasse

Zobelstrasse

Zobelstrasse

Zoo

Zoo

Waldschmidtstrasse

Habsburger-/Wittelsbacher

Freiligrathstrasse

Burgstrasse

Rothschildallee

Preungesheim

Marbachweg

Hauptfriedhof

Lokalbahnhof

Textorstrasse

Frankensteiner Platz

Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Romer/Paulskirche

Romer/Paulskirche

Theaterplatz

Wilhelm-Hauff-Strasse

Festhalle / Messegelande

Hamburger Allee

Messe

Bockenheimer Warte

Konstablerwache

Konstablerwache

Vilbeler Strasse

Munchenerstrasse

Munchenerstrasse

Karlsruher Strasse

Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof

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Notes

Tram on service terminating at Monchhofstrasse

 

 

239+1235

Station building of Frankfurter Waldbahn and Tram Museum shed

 

 

234+1242 on alignment via Niedderrad opened in June 1975

233+1233 leaving the new office developments at Niederrad

 

 

 

View eastwards along Gartenstrasse

View northwards at Hauptbahnhof

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage : disused link east onto Mainzer Landstr.

Adalbertstrasse inbound platform

New platforms on track linking Ludolfusstrasse and Adalbertstrasse

View on Ginnheim route

673+674 at mouth of tunnel

 

667+745

667+745 descending ramp

View from outbound platform

High-level centre platform at Hausen terminus

Hausen terminus, trams at both platform faces

Tram at new high-level outbound platform on Hausen branch

Tram departing eastbound to Stadtgrenze Offenbach

644+1825 approaching westbound on a service to Neu Isenburg

643+1823 westbound on Textorstrasse en route to Neu-Isenburg

View north on Schweizerstrasse

View eastwards along Gartenstrasse

View along Saalburgstrasse

 

204+1210 crossing Wittelsbacherallee on Saalburgallee

 

 

Tram turns on to Borsigallee from Gwinnerstrasse

 

642+1814

609+1811

Tram at Fechenheim terminus turning triangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On route 18 (Inheidenerstrasse-Zoo-Enkheim)

 

 

On Rohrbachstrasse

 

On Eckenheimer Landstrasse returning to Schwabstrasse depot

 

 

 

633+1817 on Dreieichstrasse

View along Lange Strasse

604+1803 approaching eastbound, viewed westwards

621+1805 approaching westbound, viewed eastwards

 

Track repairs following closure of link to Bockenheimer Landstr

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage at junction with Theodor-Heuss-Allee

At Theodor-Heuss-Allee

Ginnheim tram at the points for the terminus loop at Messe

Platforms built after closure of track on Bockenheimer Landstr

Tram at terminus in Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse

Tram at terminus in Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse

Approaching left-turn into Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse terminus

616+1808 en route from Theaterplatz to Hauptbahnhof

Tram approaching Hauptbahnhof on Munchenerstrasse

 

Tram approaching on Munchenerstrasse

Hauptbahnhof

Also shows 705 at outbound platform

Grossraum tram and unidentified trailer

U3 car - terminus platform for underground route U4


Photographs by Gordon Stewart
Note: View: Photos show the view inwards "in" towards the city centre or outwards "out" towards the route terminus
Note: Dir: Photos show the tramcar travelling "in" towards the city centre or outwards "out" towards the route terminus.

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