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Eichlinghofen station
DORTMUND
A suspended monorail system (the so-called H-Bahn) opened in Dortmund on 1984. This monorail (SAFEGE type) is articulated in 2 lines: the first one connects Eichlinghofen district to Technologiezentrum (with an intermediate stop at Do-Universitat, where H-Bahn interchanges with Bochum-Dusseldorf suburban railway line), the second one connects the 2 university campus (Campus North, Campus South) mostly running along the same alignement of the first line. H-Bahn system is completely driverless and carries about 1.5 millions passengers per year; fares and timetables are well integrated with the rest of public tranport.
A similar monorail operates also in Dusseldorf since 2002.
H-Bahn (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

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

CHRONOLOGY
02-05-1984Eichlinghofen-Campus Nord/Fraunhofen Institut Technologiezentrum

CountryGermany
LineH-Bahn
InhabitantsCity 590.000, District --
Date opening1984
Future development:--
Length (km)3.0
Track sectionstrack on viaduct
Stops5, average distange m 750
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles5
n. of cars per vehicle1
Type--
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 9.2, width 2.24
Vehicle capacity (pax)45 (16 seated)
Frequency 40 sec
Current/Voltage400 VAC
Type of guide/gaugesuspended monorail (SAFEGE)
Speed Km/hMax 50
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.0/1.0
System capacity--
Ridership1.6 million pax/year
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderSIEMENS
ModelSIPEM/H-Bahn
NOTE--
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011