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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:26 AM   #21
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Is this trams going between small towns which are pretty close to each others? Or? Very nice system. Big maps though
Rhein-Ruhr area is one of Europe's major metropolitan areas. It's made up of some 15 big cities (>100,000, including Düsseldorf, Essen, and Dortmund) and many smaller ones and is said to have about 7 million inhabitants. Directly attached to the south is the Rhein-Sieg metropolitan area (including Cologne and Bonn).

Together it's 12 million inhabitants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine-Ruhr) and can almost be called a German New York City, though much more spread out and with less common identity. It also lacks the skyscrapers and the feel of a real metropolis. It consists of 25 big cities and has 45 universities, 3 airports, 12 S-Bahn lines, and some 20-40 metro tram lines.

It's hard to count the metro tram lines because many of them share tracks. You can find anything from genuine trams to metro tram lines that run partly underground and partly share tracks with road traffic. None of the lines can be called a full metro (except perhaps U35). Among the more interesting lines are U35, U11, U18, U79 and Cologne's line 4 and line 18 which runs from Cologne into the underground stretch of Bonn.

It's a bit silly but the transportation and tariff system is still separated into a northern part (Rhein-Ruhr, or VRR) and a southern part (Cologne/Bonn and vicinity, or VRS).

The clearest map of the northern part is the VRR map below:

blue = metro or metro tram lines
orange = S-Bahn lines
purple and green = RE and RB (heavy-rail regional express lines and regional lines)



The same as PDF: http://efa.vrr.de/vrr/linienplan_schnellverkehr.pdf
And, again, the VRS part as PDF: http://www.kvb-koeln.de/german/fahrp...s_ges_1204.pdf

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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:31 AM   #22
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Impressive railway/stadtbahn networks, depressing cities, to say the least. The mining industry hasn't done the region much good over there. Last year, I drove to Dortmund a couple of times for business reasons. I was always glad to leave that town and head back west to Holland.
Cologne's Dom is quite OK, though
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:48 AM   #23
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The coal mining industry has made the area big but the mining itself is history today. The smog is long gone and mining facilities have been turned into museums or avant-garde cultural centres. I think the region is on the rise...
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Old August 21st, 2006, 04:59 PM   #24
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3DO in Dortmund (RheinRhur)

Here are some renderings of Dortmunds new trainstation.
The construction start will be in the summer of 2007




this is the old UFO design which I would have preffered:

http://humanhub.nl/3DO_UFO_byday.jpg
http://humanhub.nl/3DO_UFO_bynight.jpg

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Old August 21st, 2006, 05:04 PM   #25
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I like the garden and the tower looks cool too!
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Old August 21st, 2006, 06:27 PM   #26
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After the Berlin Hauptbahnhof another great project for the DB! WoW
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 03:02 PM   #27
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Essen will also get a new Mainstation
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 06:02 PM   #28
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more pics and information can be found here:

http://deutsches-architektur-forum.d...ead.php?t=5260
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 06:06 PM   #29
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Essen will also get a new Mainstation
Yeah but I guess that will take some time.

this was one of the proposals for the new mainstation in Essen btw:

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Old August 22nd, 2006, 08:52 PM   #30
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the proposal for essen looks really cool
as for dortmund, i dont know. i think its ok, but i would prefer the old version too
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 01:04 PM   #31
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I like the new Dortmund station plans, but I did prefer the original plan which was a big dome type construction.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 02:38 PM   #32
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the proposal for essen looks really cool
as for dortmund, i dont know. i think its ok, but i would prefer the old version too
Yes, Essen looks much better than Dortmunds design.
I would also have preferred the UFO design for Dortmund.
The current design is ok, but it looks too much like a mall or something.
a bit bland.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #34
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:57 PM   #35
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S-Bahn under Beach of Bremer Strasse in Dusseldorf

New S-Bahn-Tunnel (Tube) under Beach of Bremer Strasse in Dusseldorf

Open Samstag, 30. Juni 2007 / clock 11am


Tube - S-Bahn - Station "Medienhafen / Lausward"
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 02:10 PM   #36
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ist da eigentlich ein FKK strand?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 02:32 PM   #37
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Nice Photoshop...

No such thing as an S-Bahn tunnel under the Düsseldorf beach on Google...
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #38
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maybe because it has to be built first.....
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:49 PM   #39
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That would have meant it would be a project - with plenty of official info on Google. The only links I get when searching for "Strand Bremerstrasse Tunnel" are the ones to threads on this forum...
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:29 PM   #40
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maybe you should look up some other postings by mspelter first

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