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Bochum

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Date of opening26 May 1979
Network length21.53 km (13.38 mi)
Stations29 (27*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line14.50
Avg. station distance797 m (0.50 mi)
Avg. line length10.77 km (6.69 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
Rhein-Ruhr Stadtbahn Album 2
System typeLRT, known as Stadtbahn
Daily ridership
Fare collection
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 660 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 bus-und-bahn.de


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Photo: Lohring metro tram station from 2006 in the city of Bochum with a platform made of frosted glass, illuminated from below.

  More Rhine-Ruhr photos...




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Line U35 as a light rail is almost a real metro and has some decent underground stations, but priority should be given to visiting the modern underground stations of Lohring, Rathaus (Süd), and Bochumer Verein on tram lines 302 or 310. An interesting technical detail on line U35 is the door mechanism that opens a door automatically when someone stands close to it.




Other Rail Transport in Bochum

S-Bahn (suburban metro)





Metro City Hopping

Bochum is part of the Rhine-Ruhr cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:

  Bochum    Tram line 302 (tram)    Gelsenkirchen      7 km
  Cologne    Line 16 or 18 (LRT)    Bonn      24 km
  Cologne    Lines S6 or S11 (commuter metro)    Duesseldorf      34 km
  Dortmund    Line S1 (commuter metro)    Bochum      18 km
  Duesseldorf    Line U79 (LRT)    Duisburg      23 km
  Duesseldorf    Line S8 (commuter metro)    Wuppertal      28 km
  Duisburg    Tram line 901 (tram)    Muelheim      8 km
  Essen    Line U11 or tram 107 (LRT)    Gelsenkirchen      10 km
  Essen    Line U18 (metro)    Muelheim      9 km





Relationships with Other Metros

Rhine-Ruhr LRT family
Members: Bochum, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Essen, Muelheim,
Characteristics: Using very similar (Type B) trains.



24-Hour Services

Friday, Saturday night: LRT.





Photos

  Bochum photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

bogestra.de Official website




Generic Links for Bochum Stadtbahn

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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