First line opened 1904. Tramway comprises three main lines with branches radiating from Hauptbahnhof; the network is operated by five service routes, serving 60 stops. Many sections have been upgraded to light rail standards on segregated alignment.

On December 11 2016 the Mainzelbahn line opened, running southwest to the university, Marienborn and Lerchenberg (9·2 km, 16 stops). A short branch from Bismarckplatz to Zollhafen north of the city centre opened on October 16 2017 (0·9 km, 2 stops).

In planning is the CityBahn project to link north to Wiesbaden. From MVG’s network at Hauptbahnhof West, the line would cross the Rhein on the Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, then run northwest via Mainz-Kastel, Amöneburg and Biebrich to link to a new tram network serving Wiesbaden, and possibly on to a reopened and regauged Aartalbahn. CityBahn GmbH has been set up as a joint venture by MVG’s parent company Mainzer Stadtwerke AG to develop the project.

Address
Mozartstraße 8
55118 Mainz
Germany
Phone
+49 6131 126030
Fax
+49 6131 126080
Email
verkehrscenter@mvg-mainz.de
Website
www.mvg-mainz.de
 

Traffic

Passenger journeys
56 million (all modes)
Information year
2018
 

Network data

Gauge
1000 mm
Length
29·7 km
Electrification
29·7 km - 750 V DC
Rolling stock
41 LRV/tram cars