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Chemnitz
Chemnitz (important industrial town located in Saxony), as well as Zwickau, manteined the original metric gauge tramway set up during the DDR comunist regime.
At the end of years '90s it was decided to compatibilize the existing tramway and local diesel railways (with the addition of new shared track sections), giving the priority to the railways electrication.
The first route of this new integrated system opened in 2002 (Chemnitz Hbh-Stollberg, 23 km). Chemnitz Hbf-Altchemnitz section is tramlike (600 V CC, mostly running in the city center), while at Altchemnitz there's a system changement, wich proceedes in train mode up to Stollberg (750 V CC on a recently electrified elder single track railway, with electromechanical signalling).
Some important works at Chemnitz Hbh railway station have been planned in order to host future tram-train routes, to be obtained bringing suburban trains into the tramway urban net by new connecting sections.
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description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
2002Chemnitz Hbf.-Altchemnitz-Stollberg

CountryGermany
LineCity-Bahn (Line 522)
InhabitantsCity 250.000, District --
Date opening2002
Future development:--
Length (km)23.1
Track sectionsChemnitz Hbf-Altchemnitz (6.8 km) in tramway mode; Altchemnitz-Stollberg (16.3 km) in train mode
Stops26, average distance m 920
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristicsheight m 0,2
n. of vehicles6
n. of cars per vehicle3
Typesteel wheels
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 31,4width 2,65
Vehicle capacity (pax)196 (74 seated)
Frequency --
Current/Voltage600/750 V DC
Type of guide/gaugestandard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 75
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership--
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderBOMBARDIER
ModelNGT6LDZ
NOTEdual mode rolling stock (600/750 V DC)
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011