What is the Duisburg Stadtbahn?

What is the Duisburg Stadtbahn?

The Duisburg Stadtbahn is part of a larger intercity public transit system of the Rhine-Ruhr region. The system connects the cities of Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Essen, and is governed in all five cities by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr or ‘Rhein-Ruhr Transport Network’ (VVR).

What is the train system like in Duisburg?

In the Duisburg network, two separate train systems are operational: a light rail train (line U79) and two tram lines (lines 901 and 903), but there are no substantial differences between the two. Together, they managed to transport about 30.9 million passengers in 2015.

When was the Duisburg metro system inaugurated?

The system was inaugurated on July 11th, 1992, with only 5 stations in the city centre. The Duisburg metro or Stadtbahn is composed of three lines. One of those is a light rail train (line U79) and is the only actual Stadtbahn, the other two are lines 901 and 903, and are classified as Straßenbahn, or trams.

How to get from Düsseldorf Airport to Duisburg by train?

The train station located at the Düsseldorf airport has, on its lower level, an S-Bahn station that serves line S1. This train will take its passengers directly to the Duisburg Hauptbahnhof, at the Main Railway Station at Duisburg.

What is the difference between Straßenbahn and Stadtbahn in Karlsruhe?

Straßenbahn (tram) and Stadtbahn in the Karlsruhe region are differentiated more by the nature of their city-border crossings only, and not by the technical dimension (Dual-System Light Rail Vehicles). Only those services that extend into the suburbs are called Stadtbahn.

What is the Stadtbahn line?

The Stadtbahn line is an elevated rail line with viaducts totalling 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) in length and including 731 masonry viaduct arches. A further 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) of the line are situated on 64 bridges, that cross adjoining streets and (three times) the River Spree. The remaining length of the line is on an embankment.

How much does the Duisburg Metro cost?

The starting price for a ticket that covers the basic three-station ride is 1.60 euro ($1.88 USD). The normal operating hours vary according to each line, but the system runs from 4:30 a.m. to midnight, approximately. Duisburg is a German city located to the west of the country, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

How does the landscape park Duisburg Nord work?

In the landscape park Duisburg Nord, individual systems operate independently, such as the low-lying water park, the single fields and clumps of vegetation, the promenades at street level connecting parts of the town which were separated for decades, and the railway park with its high level promenades and the rail harp.