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    Rhein-Ruhr - region map

    Rhein-Ruhr region, Germany: urban area rail network map
    covers: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Mülheim/Ruhr, Oberhausen and Wuppertal

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    Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen AG (Bogestra)

    First tram lines opened in 1890s. The network now comprises 2 Stadtbahn light metro and nine tram routes. See Bochum-Gelsenkirchen network on the Rhein-Ruhr region map. The original network of street-running tram routes has seen some upgrading to segregated light rail, and a single route (U35) runs as ‘Stadtbahn’ light ...

  • Stadler has signed a contract to supply Bogestra with six light rail vehicles and to modernise 25 older vehicles.

    Stadler wins further Bochum light rail vehicle order


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen transport operator Bogestra has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of six light rail vehicles for use on Route U35 in Bochum. The contract, announced by Stadler on April 2, also covers modernisation of Bogestra’s existing fleet of 25 B80D LRVs supplied by ...

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    Bochum tram extension opens


    GERMANY: An extension of the Bochum tram network opened on October 7. Construction of the 2·6 km route between Unterstrasse and Langendreer S-Bahn station in eastern Bochum began in September 2012, and includes five stops and a new traction substation. This is the first phase of a ...

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    Variobahn arrives in Bochum


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra has taken delivery of the first of 30 Stadler Variobahn low-floor trams. These were ordered in 2004 under a €80m contract which included six Tango high-floor cars (RG 10.07 p602). The metre-gauge trams are 29·62 m long and 2 300 mm wide, ...