First line opened 1872; network now comprises 12 routes with 196 stops. See Hannover network map.

The first of three cross-city tunnels was opened in 1975, since when some 18·6 km of underground route has been completed and all but two routes (10 and 17) now run in tunnel in the city centre with high-level platforms at stops.

A 1·5 km surface extension east to Misburg opened on December 14 2014. Planned extensions include east from Roderbruch to Misburg and south from Wallensteinstraße to Hemmingen.

Üstra has 143 type TW2000 modern LRVs, and since 2015 also has an expanding fleet of TW3000s being delivered from a consortium of Kiepe Electric and Alstom; to the 146 already on order a further seven cars were ordered in March 2018, allowing further withdrawal of older TW6000 cars.

Address
Am Hohen Ufer 6
30159 Hannover
Germany
Phone
+49 511 1668 0
Fax
+49 511 1668 2666
Email
info@uestra.de
Website
www.uestra.de
 

Traffic

Passenger journeys
176 million (all modes)
Information year
2019
 

Network data

Gauge
1435 mm
Length
123 km
Electrification
123 km - 600 V DC
Rolling stock
330 LRV/tram cars (143 x TW2000; up to 153 x TW3000 being delivered; fewer than 90 x TW6000, being withdrawn)