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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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ESSEN | Public Transport

Did anyone of you have experiences with the undergroundsystem of Essen?

Has anyone of you testet it?

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Old October 18th, 2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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Old October 18th, 2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Did anyone of you have experiences with the undergroundsystem of Essen?

Has anyone of you testet it?

https://www.rca.uni-due.de/uploads/pics/ubahn2012.jpg
I have tested it. It is an alright system I think. A very typical German stadtbahn-system that combine metro, light rail, tram and underground tram. Quite a large part have proper metro standard, and there are some great stations among - in typical German modernism style from the 70's and 80's. Very large stations for a core city that is not that dense (Essen is one of many city centers in the big conurbational sprawl of Rhein-Ruhr, with a few dense and urban areas, but also much sprawl and old industrial areas).

Interesting is how many systems are combined - also technical. Both trams and light rail, with different gauge and floor level, share stations and tracks - with different platform height and 3-rail-tracks on some part.
Notable stations: I liked the route under the busy and dense shopping street Rüttenscheider Strasse in the southern part of the city, with stations like Rüttenscheider Stern, Martinstrasse and Florastrasse.
I also liked the central stations of Hauptbahnhof and the extremely big (and a bit oversized) Berliner Platz. And I really liked one of the oldest station in the city: Hirschlandplatz - a bit hidden in the citycenter.
And finally I also liked the metro standard stadtbahn line from Essen to Mülheim, partly along (and in the center of) the motorway.

All in all a fine and interesting typical German stadtbahn.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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The whole Rhein-Ruhr area is interesting!

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Old October 20th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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Are there be going lots of this post in this thread? Otherwise you could've just posted it in the Germany Urban Transport Compilation Thread.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #6
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So they put many Trams und er the ground in many Citys Luke essen Gelsenkirchen and Bochum. Why
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good,they put many Trams und er the ground in many Citys Luke essen Gelsenkirchen and Bochum,thanks
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 08:52 AM   #9
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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/new...-to-merge.html

Essen and Mülheim transport operators to merge
20 Jul 2017



GERMANY: Essen and Mülheim transport authorities EVAG and MVG, along with their joint undertaking Via, are to become unified in Ruhrbahn GmbH. The new transport comapny will start operating from September 1 and will have its headquarters in Essen.

‘With around 2 500 staff and covering an area with 760 000 inhabitants, Ruhrbahn at last brings our aim of unified public transport in the Ruhr area a decisive step closer’, said Essen Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen

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