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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #221
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Those are not pipes, but rather artwork to symbolise the undercarriage of a train. ie. the bogies
Did you not read his initial comment above the photograph?

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Another interesting station is the Stadtbahn station ─u▀ere Kanalstra▀e. The tubes at the ceiling are sewers
Thus, I stand by my comment. I hope the pipes don't leak!
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Got to hope that the pipes never leak then!
That's exactly what I thought first too, when I read that there are sewers in it.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #223
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Thanks for all the info and photos, joko!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #224
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Thanks for all the info and photos, joko!
No problem!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #225
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Now we should perpetuate our excursion to Bonn. As I told you above, Cologne and Bonn are connected by two Stadtbahn stretches. We took the eastern stretch, called "Rheinuferbahn". The Rheinuferbahn is part of Cologne's Stadtbahn network, it ends in the north of Bonn, there Bonn's Stadtbahn network begins.
Bonn's Stadtbahn network is mostly very well traced out. There exist many stretches where the trains can run 100 km/h. That's the reason why most cars of Bonn's Stadtbahn car pool are able to reach 100 km/h. Most cars are Stadtbahn cars type B (B100S or B100T).
There are two Stadtbahn operators in Bonn: SWB (Stadtwerke Bonn) and SSB (Bahnen der Stadt Bonn und des Rhein-Sieg Kreises).

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B100S series 1 of SWB at station Deutsche Telekom:



Same station, same type of car, but a train of SSB:



B100S series 1 at Bad Godesberg station:



Station Heussallee:



On the bridge over the river Sieg:



Bad Godesberg:



B100S series 2, station Bad Honnef:



B100S series 2 leaving the tunnel Robert-Schuman-Square:



B100S series 2 leaving station Hochkreuz:



B100T at Siegburg station:



B100T on Bonn's south bridge:



B100T between K÷nigswinter Clemens-August-Stra▀e and Longenburg, this train has WLAN on board:



B100T in front of the Tulpenfeld-Hochhaus of the Bundesnetzagentur:



B100T at station Deutsche Telekom/Platz der Vereinten Nationen:



B100T approaching Ramersdorf, the "9" between the rails means 90 km/h speed limit:


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SWB has a few cars which can run only 80 km/h, these are the K5000.

Station Juridicum:



Station Hochkreuz/Deutsches Museum Bonn:


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I really like the underground stations in Bonn. Wonderful seventies architecture. The shapes, the colours... Even the clocks and train destination indicators are nicely integrated into the design.
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I really like the underground stations in Bonn. Wonderful seventies architecture. The shapes, the colours... Even the clocks and train destination indicators are nicely integrated into the design.
Yes, it's a little bit like some U-Bahn stations of the 70ies in Berlin.
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Bonn's Stadtbahn network has a length of 95,84 km. That's pretty much for a city of that size.

Here are more images of stations of the 70ies.

Museum Koenig:



Bundesrechnungshof/Auswńrtiges Amt:



Heussallee/Museumsmeile:



Universitńt/Markt:


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Two stations of the 90ies.

Wurzerstra▀e:



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Besides the Stadtbahn network, Bonn has a small tram network. It is 29,52 km long.

Here some images.

Konrad Adenauer Platz:



Hbf.:



Obere Wilhelmstra▀e:



Oxfordstra▀e:



Thomas Mann Stra▀e:


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the 70ties stations are great! They remind me a lot of Vienna's stations.
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the 70ties stations are great! They remind me a lot of Vienna's stations.
Right, some stations in Vienna are comparable.
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A special photo. Stadtbahn train of Stadtbahn Cologne running on the "Rheinuferbahn" racing an unrecognized Class 120 pulling an Eurocity train near Bonn-Tannenbusch:


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Now we shall leave Bonn and go back to Cologne. This time we use the western Stadtbahn stretch to Cologne, it is called "Vorgebirgsbahn" and is part of Cologne's Stadtbahn network.

Some sections of the stretch have got only one track. Near Bornheim:





Station Bornheim Rathaus:



A car with advertising for Rheinuferbahn on Vorgebirgsbahn. Near Dersdorf:




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Back in Cologne. Wei▀hausstra▀e:

[IMG]http://www.**************/bilder/stadtbahn-koeln-hochflurstadtbahnen-183733.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.**************/bilder/stadtbahn-koeln-hochflurstadtbahnen-183732.jpg[/IMG]
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The Stadtbahn of Cologne consists of different kinds of stretch layouts.

The best – but most expensive – layout is the fully grade separated Stadtbahn. About 45 km of the network are fully grade separated Stadtbahn sections.
Then they have light railway sections. About 40 km of the network are light railway sections.
Another layout type are the railway sections. About 50 km are railway sections.

So 45 km Stadtbahn + 40 km light railway + 50 km railway
are 135 km of the network which are nearly completely independent from other traffic.

Then they have approximately 37 km of light rail sections
and circa 21 km are tram-like sections.

That means 37 km + 135 km = 172 km of the network are widely independent.

Only the residual 21 tram-like kilometers are dependent.
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Now I shall show you some images on the different kinds of stretch layouts in Cologne's network.

There are different options to create a fully grade separated Stadtbahn, one is to mount it on pillars.

Stadtbahn approaching station Neusser Stra▀e/GŘrtel:

[IMG]http://www.**************/bilder/stadtbahn-koeln-hochflurstadtbahnen-167959.jpg[/IMG]

Near Escher Stra▀e:

[IMG]http://www.**************/bilder/stadtbahn-koeln-hochflurstadtbahnen-104194.jpg[/IMG]

Between Nu▀baumer Stra▀e and Escher Stra▀e:

[IMG]http://www.**************/bilder/stadtbahn-koeln-hochflurstadtbahnen-75178.jpg[/IMG]
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Station Escher Stra▀e:


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Another option is an embankment.

Amsterdamer Stra▀e/GŘrtel:


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Also possible is a trough.

At Fixheider Weg:


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Or a cleft.

Bensberg – sorry, only a small image:


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Another option is a fully grade separated Stadtbahn stretch at ground level.

At Deutzer Freiheit in the middle of a street:


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