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Krefeld

Krefeld

The city of Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia) has about 220,000 inhabitants. It has a metre-gauge tram network with a system length of 35 kilometres, which is operated by → SWK (Stadtwerke Krefeld AG).

In addition, the Düsseldorf light rail line U76 goes to Krefeld. The 1.2 kilometre long section from Rheinstraße via Main Station to the intersection from the Krefeld tram network near the Voltastraße stop is equipped with a mixed-gauge track with four rails for the standard-gauge Düsseldorf Light Rail vehicles.
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Frankfurt (Main)

Frankfurt (Main)

The Frankfurt tram has a system length of almost 70 kilometres. In addition, there is a second system, called Underground, even if it mostly runs aboveground and often tramway-like outside the inner city. It has a network of about 65 kilometers. Both are operated by → VGF (Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt).

At the Frankfurt Airport, there also is an automatic so-called PeopleMover, called "SkyLine" by the operator, which is also a tram by law and was opened in 1994. The PeopleMover is free of charge and also open for visitors.
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Strausberg, Schöneiche, Woltersdorf

Strausberg, Schöneiche, Woltersdorf

In the Greater Berlin area, there are three small tram operators east from Berlin, which offer a nice contrast to the urban traffic in the city. The first is the 6 kilometre long → Strausberg railway, which is still called "railway", because it has emerged from a freight railway branch line. There is also an interurban tram from Berlin-Friedrichshagen to Rüdersdorf, the → Schöneiche-Rüdersdorf tram. The 14 kilometre long line is the only route with metre-gauge tracks in and around Berlin. The third is the → Woltersdorf tram, which runs on an approx. 6 kilometre long route from Berlin-Rahnsdorf to the Woltersdorf water lock.
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Dresden

Dresden

Dresden is the capital of Saxony in Germany and has approx. 500.000 inhabitants. It has an extensive tramway network with a route lenght of more than 130 kilometres. An unusual feature is the track gauge of 1,450 mm, this is 15 mm wider than the standard gauge. Operator of the tram and the city buses is → DVB (Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG).

A special attraction are the two funicular railways in the district of Loschwitz. Both start near at the bus stop Körnerplatz (or approx. 10 minutes walking distance from the tram stop Schillerplatz). The funiculars are only partly integrated into the fare system of the public transport: only weekly and monthly season tickets are accepted, otherwise seperate tickets must be bought. Therefore, the purchase of a weekly travel pass might be advisable also for a stay of two or more days in Dresden.
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