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Köln-Bonn Trams
KVB - Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
SWB - Stadtwerke Bonn



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The Köln Stadtbahn is a light rail system in the German city of Köln (Cologne), including several surrounding cities of the Köln Bonn Region (Bergisch Gladbach, Bonn, Bornheim, Brühl, Frechen, Hürth, Leverkusen-Schlebusch, Wesseling). The term Stadtbahn denotes a system that encompasses elements of trams as well as an underground railway network (U-Bahn) and interurban rail, even including three lines that are licensed as heavy rail and used by freight trains as well as Stadtbahn vehicles. Two of these lines connect the Köln Stadtbahn to the Bonn Stadtbahn. These lines (16 and 18) are jointly operated by both cities' transport authorities, resulting in both systems and the lines connecting them sometimes collectively referred to as Stadtbahn Rhein-Sieg. The Köln Stadtbahn is operated by the Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe (KVB) and the Bonn Stadtbahn is operated by the Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB - City of Bonn Utilities Division). The KVB and SWB are members of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS - Rhein-Sieg Transit Authority), formed in 1987 to consolidate the transit authorities in the metropolitan Cologne area and operate a joint fare structure. There are 38 underground stations, 4 more are currently under construction.

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Köln-Bonn Trams
KVB - Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
SWB - Stadtwerke Bonn



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Köln Trams
My first visit to Köln & Bonn was in 1974 whilst on an Inter-Rail trip around Germany and Austria. The few images of trams from this trip were not brilliant but are attached for the record. I returned to Köln & Bonn in 1980 and 2017.

The Köln Stadtbahn is a light rail system in the German city of Köln (Cologne), including several surrounding cities of the Köln Bonn Region (Bergisch Gladbach, Bonn, Bornheim, Brühl, Frechen, Hürth, Leverkusen-Schlebusch, Wesseling). The term Stadtbahn denotes a system that encompasses elements of trams as well as an underground railway network (U-Bahn) and interurban rail, even including three lines that are licensed as heavy rail and used by freight trains as well as Stadtbahn vehicles. Two of these lines connect the Cologne Stadtbahn to the Bonn Stadtbahn. These lines (16 and 18) are jointly operated by both cities' transport authorities, resulting in both systems and the lines connecting them sometimes collectively referred to as Stadtbahn Rhein-Sieg. The Köln Stadtbahn is operated by the Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe (KVB) and the Bonn Stadtbahn is operated by the Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB - City of Bonn Utilities Division). The KVB and SWB are members of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS - Rhein-Sieg Transit Authority), formed in 1987 to consolidate the transit authorities in the metropolitan Köln area and operate a joint fare structure. There are 38 underground stations, 4 more are currently under construction in 2017.

Bonn Trams
The Bonn tramway network (German: Straßenbahn Bonn) forms part of the public transport system in the city Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, along with the Bonn Stadtbahn with which the tramlines are heavily integrated. The tram network consists of three tram lines which makes Bonn's tramway relatively small, as it comprises only 29.52 kilometres (18.34 mi) of route. The tramway is operated by 24 low-floor tramcars


Ref: Wikipedia: Köln-Trams  -  Bonn Trams



Pre-Stadtbahn Köln Trams

KVB Tram 1326+1328

KVB trams 1326+1328 on route 6 (Fordwerke - Marienburg)
Westwagen 1326 & 1328 were single-ended 4-axle bogie trams built in 1956 (originally Nos.325 & 327)
Photos: © Ian Boyle August 1974

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KVB Tram 3001

KVB tram 3001 on route 4 (Schlebusch - Sulz)
DUEWAG 3001 was a single-ended 8-axle bogie tram built in 1960
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3006

KVB tram 3006 on route 4 (Schlebusch - Sulz)
DUEWAG 3006 was a single-ended 8-axle bogie tram built in 1960
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3018

KVB tram 3018 on route 12 (Melenich - Zollstock)
DUEWAG 3018 was a single-ended 8-axle bogie tram built in 1968
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3029

KVB tram 3029 on route 4 (Schlebusch - Sulz)
DUEWAG 3029 was a single-ended 8-axle bogie tram built in 1969
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3704

KVB tram 3704 on route 4 (Schlebusch - Sulz)
DUEWAG 3704 was built as single-ended 6-axle articulated tram 3604 in 1963and rebuilt in 1968 as 8-axle tram 3704
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3758

KVB tram 3758 on route 4 (Thielenbruch-Rodenkirch)
DUEWAG 3758 was built as single-ended 6-axle articulated tram 3658 in 1963and rebuilt in 1968 as 8-axle tram 3758
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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KVB Tram 3xxx

Unidentified DUEWAG KVB tram 3xxx on route 1 (Bensberg - Junkersdorf)
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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Pre-Stadtbahn Bonn Trams

SWB Tram 205

SWB tram 205 on route 1 (Rheindorf - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 205 was a single-ended 4-axle bogie tram built in 1960 (originally No.105)
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980

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SWB Tram 211

SWB tram 232 on route 2 (Beuel - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 211 was a single-ended 6-axle articulated tram built in 1959 (originally No.131)

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 232

SWB tram 232 on route 2 (Beuel - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 233 was a single-ended 6-axle articulated tram built in 1959 (originally No.131)

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 233

SWB tram 233 on route 2 (Beuel - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 205 was a single-ended 6-axle articulated tram built in 1959 (originally No.131)

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 237

SWB tram 237 on route 2 (Beuel - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 205 was a single-ended 6-axle articulated tram built in 1959 (originally No.137)

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram & Trailer 287

SWB tram  and trailer 287 on route 2 (Beuel - Dottendorf)
DUEWAG 205 was a single-ended 6-axle articulated tram built in 1959 (originally No.137)

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 301

SWB tram 301 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 301 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1965

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 401

SWB tram 401 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 401 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1959

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 402

SWB tram 402 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 402 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1959

Photos: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 403

SWB tram 403 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 403 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1959

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 406

SWB tram 406 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 301 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1959

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 408

SWB tram 408 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 301 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1959

Photos: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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SWB Tram 413

SWB tram 413 on interurban route H (Bad Godesberg - Bad Honnef)
Duewag 301 was a double-ended 8-axle articulated tram built in 1969

Photos: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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Köln-Bonn Stadtbahn-B Trams

Stadtbahn-B - 2009

Stadtbahn-B tram 2009 was from batch 2003-2054 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1976-77. These followed the two prototypes numbered 2001-2002 built 1972  he tram is on route 15 to Thielenbruch. Withdrawal of the 2000 series trams began in 1993.
Slabystraße is an interchange station on the Cologne Stadtbahn lines 13 and 18, located in the Cologne district of Nippes. The station lies within the western feeder to the Cologne Mülheim Bridge.
The station was opened in 1974 and consists of four side platforms with four rail tracks.

Photos: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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Stadtbahn-B - 2015

Stadtbahn-B tram 2015 was from batch 2003-2054 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1976-77. These followed the two prototypes numbered 2001-2002 built 1972
The tram is on route 16 to Bad Godesberg (Bonn)
Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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Stadtbahn-B - 2019

Stadtbahn-B tram 2019 was from batch 2003-2054 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1976-77. These followed the two prototypes numbered 2001-2002 built 1972
The tram is on route 15 to Thielenbruch

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
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Stadtbahn-B - 2022

Stadtbahn-B tram 2009 was from batch 2003-2054 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1976-77. These followed the two prototypes numbered 2001-2002 built 1972.
The tram is on route 15 to Thielenbruch.
Slabystraße is an interchange station on the Cologne Stadtbahn lines 13 and 18, located in the Cologne district of Nippes.
The station lies within the western feeder to the Cologne Mülheim Bridge.The station was opened in 1974 and consists of four side platforms with four rail tracks.

Photo: © Ian Boyle August 1980
Koln-Bonn Stadtbahn Trams - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1980 Ian Boyle




Stadtbahn-B - 2113

Stadtbahn-B tram 2113 was from batch 2101-2122 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1984-85.
Withdrawals of this batch began in 2003. This tram at Dom/Hauptbahnhof on route 18 to Buchheim
Photos: © Ian Boyle October 2017
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Stadtbahn-B - 2202

Stadtbahn-B tram 2202 was from batch 2201-2240 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1987-92 which had only one drivers cab.
This tram at Dom/Hauptbahnhof is on route 5 Ossendorft to Reichenspergerplatz
Photos: © Ian Boyle October 2017
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Stadtbahn-B - 2204-2309

Stadtbahn-B tram 2204 was from batch 2201-2240 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1987-92 and which had only one drivers cab.
Stadtbahn-B tram 2309 was from batch 2301-2333 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1995-96 drivers cabs at both ends.
This tram is at Aachenerstrasse on semi-circular route 13 from S
űlzgűrtel to Holweide
Photos: © Ian Boyle October 2017
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Stadtbahn-B - 2206-2222

Stadtbahn-B trams 2206 & 2222 were from batch 2201-2240 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1987-92 and which had only one drivers cab.
This tram is at Barbarossaplatz on route 16 from
Niehl to Bad Godesberg (Bonn)
Photos: © Ian Boyle October 2017
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Stadtbahn-B - 2207-2224

Stadtbahn-B trams 2207 & 2227 were from batch 2201-2240 of Duewag 6-axle sets built1987-92 and which had only one drivers cab.
This tram is at Sűlzgűrtel on route 18 to Brűhl

Photos: © Ian Boyle October 2017
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