Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : 30th March, 1996
The Altstadtstrecke was still in operation almost 10 years after its closure had been announced and new low-floor tramcars had been delivered : surface tramways were now to be regarded as an integral part of Frankfurt's transport network.

The "C" tunnel had been extended eastwards to Johanna-Tesch-Platz and the Enkheim branch upgraded with high-level platforms. Construction work continued on the problematic tunnel between Hauptbahnhof and Bockenheimer Warte. The Bergen branch had closed in 1992. Developments continued, but the first substantial improvement to the tram network, the much debated link for route 12, across Konstablerwache on Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse to link with the Altstadtstrecke, was edging closer to reality. Laying new surface tracks in the city centre would indicate a change in the political climate for trams in Frankfurt.

Not so favourable were the authorities in the neighbouring town of Offenbach, and 1996 was to see the closure of the short link along Frankfurter Strasse which had brought Frankfurt's trams to Offenbach's Marktplatz.

The low-floor "R" - type trams came not without numerous teething troubles, but on the Offenbach to Ginnheim line, they introduced a new turquoise livery which was to replace the orange, grey and cream which had been the city's standard since the delivery of the first "P" - type cars in 1972.

Frankfurt 1996 1.jpg


Frankfurt 1996 2.jpg


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Location

Hauptbahnhof

Platz der Republik

Messe

Messe

Festhalle / Messegelande

Festhalle / Messegelande

Adalbert-/Schlossstrasse

Bockenheimer Warte

Adalbertstrasse

Bockenheimer Warte

Bockenheimer Warte

Sophienstrasse

Juliusstrasse

Frauenfriedenskirche

Frauenfriedenskirche

Markuskrankenhaus

Hauptbahnhof

Munchenerstrasse

Munchenerstrasse

Willy-Brandt-Platz

Munchenerstrasse

Willy-Brandt-Platz

Romer / Paulskirche

Romer / Paulskirche

Romer / Paulskirche

Domstrasse

Johanna-Tesch-Platz

Johanna-Tesch-Platz

Hessen Center

Hessen Center

Eissporthalle

Eissporthalle

Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee

Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee

Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee

Habsburger-/Wittelsbacher

Habsburger-/Wittelsbacher

Lokalbahnhof

Lettigkautweg

Lettigkautweg

Balduinstrasse

Balduinstrasse

Stadtgrenze Offenbach

Stadtgrenze Offenbach

Korner Strasse

Korner Strasse

Ledermuseum

Lokalbahnhof

Obermainbrucke

Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Allerheiligentor

Allerheiligentor

Baseler Platz

Schweizer-/Gartenstrasse

Schweizer Platz

Schweizer Platz

Schweizer Platz

Sudbahnhof

Sudbahnhof

Brucken-/Textorstrasse

Textorstrasse

Darmstadter Landstrasse

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Notes

Approaching Hauptbahnhof

New skyscrapers on Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage

 

Tram at Messe terminus loop in background

 

 

 

Tram on Adalbertstrasse

View west towards Schlossstrasse and Westbahnhof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of two trams at Hbf, viewed from Munchenerstrasse

606+1229 turning into Munchenerstr. from Hauptbahnhof

602+1806 proceeding westwards from Willy-Brandt-Platz

618+1806 at tram stop formerly named Theaterplatz

607+1233 approaching Willy-Brandt-Platz

607+1233

601+1807 on westbound track

 

 

Ebbelwei Express Party tram approaching from Allerheiligentor

 

Tram proceeding towards tunnel in the direction of the city centre

 

 

Tram passing closed tram stop on Saalburgstrasse

Includes entrance to underground station.

View from Eissporthalle

View in direction of Eissporthalle

View towards Inheidenerstrasse terminus

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving Oberrad on Offenbacher Landstrasse

 

 

 

Offenbach

Offenbach

Offenbach

 On Dreieichstrasse

 

 

601+1807

607+1233

 

 

 

 

 

View eastwards on Hedderichstrasse

Approaching on Bruckenstrasse

 

View eastwards of westbound tram

View eastwards of westbound tram


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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