Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : 25th-30th March, 1984
In March 1984, construction work was nearing completion on two new extensions to the Frankfurt underground network - the link from Konstablerwache to Hauptwache for lines U6 and U7, which would run in a new tunnel parallel to the S-Bahn and on under Bockenheimer Landstrasse to Industriehof, and the extension of underground lines U1, U2 and U3 from Theaterplatz to Suedbahnhof.

This would be the second major stage, following the changes introduced in 1978, of the retrenchment of the Frankfurt surface tram network.

1. The "temporary" diversionary from Theaterplatz to Grosse Friedberger Strasse via Goetheplatz, Schillerstrasse and Stephanstrasse. This necessitated the truncation of route 12, which approached the city from the north-east along Friedberger Landstrasse, to terminate near Konstablerwache at a new single track line laid in Grosse Friedberger Strasse.

2. The heavily used route northwards from Goetheplatz via Opernplatz and along Bockenheimer Landstrasse to Bockenheimer Warte, Kurfurstenplatz and Industriehof. The consequences of this line being placed in a new tunnel alignment resulted in the following consequent closures:
- Mainzer Landstrasse from Opernplatz to Platz der Republik,
- Medelssohnstrasse from Siesmayer-/Mendelssohnstrasse to Messegelaende via Kettenhofweg
- Stub terminus at Hauptwache)
The single track line from Hausen via An den Pflanzlaendern to Praunheim/Bruecke was also closed as it was deemed unsuitable as the outer end of a "U" designated route. Most services using the loop at Westbahnhof were also withdrawn, but the surface alignment to Industriehof was retained so that P8t trams could reach Gutleut depot.

3. Southwards ftom Theaterplatz over the Untermainbruecke to Schweizer-/Gartenstrasse.

The consequences for the tram network might have been even more severe : only a massive protest by the citizens of Frankfurt led to the retention of the so-called "Altstadtstrecke" from Hauptbahnhof to Allerheiligentor, via Theaterplatz and Roemer. Although the line closely paralleled the U4 underground line, it did serve the old city centre and also linked the various remaining parts of the tram network, which otherwise could only be joined by a circuitous route through southern Frankfurt via Suedbahnhof. Despite it's importance, only one tram line was routed along the Altstadtstrecke. Clearly the authorities and the local transport operator were hoping that closure was only deferred and that the line and it's supporters would wither away. A short link along Rechneigrabenstrasse allowing trams bound south over the Obermainbruecke to avoid the busy interchange at Allerheiligentor was, however, closed.

More secure was the tram network in southern Frankfurt - in the south west and through Sachsenhausen to Suedbahnhof, Textorstrasse and Lokalbahnhof. From Lokalbahnof, services from the neighbouring town of Offenbach and Oberrad reach the city at Allerheiligentor via Dreieichstrasse, the Obermainbruecke and Lange Strasse .

Only in Offenbach was the future of the tram immediately insecure. That town had closed it's own system in 1967 and the four stops of Frankfurt's Route 16 on Frankfurter Strasse had long been a discussion point between the various authorities. The Offenbach council had refused to allow the line to be integrated into the Frankfurt ticketing structure and sent its own conductors to collect an additional fare for the short journey from the city boundary to Marktplatz. This section was ultimately to close in 1996.

 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
25/03/1984 840011 1 Triftstrasse Out Out 671
25/03/1984 840011 2 Harthweg Out Out

25/03/1984 840011 3 Waldfriedhof Goldstein Out Out 712
25/03/1984 840011 4 Burostadt Niederrad In In

25/03/1984 840011 5 Lyoner-/Hahnstrasse In Out 656
25/03/1984 840011 6 Lyoner Strasse Out Out

25/03/1984 840011 7 Melibocusstrasse Out In 712
25/03/1984 840011 8 Haardtwaldplatz

730
25/03/1984 840011 9 Schwarzwaldstrasse Out In 730
25/03/1984 840011 10 Schwarzwaldstrasse In In 730
25/03/1984 840011 11 Vogelweidstrasse

812
25/03/1984 840011 12 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr. In Out 712
25/03/1984 840011 13 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr. In Out

25/03/1984 840011 14 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr. In Out 714 Also shows 644 on the track leading into Gartenstrasse
25/03/1984 840011 15 Otto-Hahn-Platz In Out

25/03/1984 840011 16 Schweizerstrasse In In 656 Tram approaching the Untermainbrucke
25/03/1984 840011 17 Schwanthalerstrasse Out Out 708
25/03/1984 840011 18 Sudbahnhof


Shows hoardings for the construction of the U-Bahn station
25/03/1984 840011 19 Brucken-/Textorstrasse

644 View eastwards towards Lokalbahnhof
25/03/1984 840021 1 Lokalbahnhof In In 689
25/03/1984 840021 2 Lokalbahnhof Out In 685
25/03/1984 840021 3 Korner Strasse Out In 688
25/03/1984 840021 4 Marktplatz, Offenbach Out
683
25/03/1984 840021 5 Marktplatz, Offenbach Out
683
25/03/1984 840021 6 Frankfurter Strasse In In 694
25/03/1984 840021 7 Wiener Strasse In Out 689
25/03/1984 840021 8 Buchrainstrasse Out In 689 In Offenbacher Landstrasse
25/03/1984 840021 9 Buchrainstrasse In In 689
25/03/1984 840021 10 Dreieichstrasse In Out
View from Lokalbahnhof of Ebbelwei-Express party tram
25/03/1984 840021 11 Lokalbahnhof In Out 637 Also shows 626 on a city-bound service
25/03/1984 840021 12 Stresemannallee/Morfelderlstr



25/03/1984 840021 13 Morfelder Landstrasse Out Out

25/03/1984 840021 14 Louisa Out In 750
25/03/1984 840021 15 Opernplatz In Out 656
25/03/1984 840021 16 Opernplatz Out In 678
25/03/1984 840021 17 Goethestrasse In Out 654
25/03/1984 840021 18 Galluswarte In Out 806
25/03/1984 840021 19 Galluswarte In Out 664 Approaching on Mainzer Landstrasse
25/03/1984 840021 20 Galluswarte Out In 657
25/03/1984 840021 21 Hauptbahnhof In Out 693
25/03/1984 840021 22 Platz der Republik Out In 651
25/03/1984 840021 23 Platz der Republik Out In 694
25/03/1984 840021 24 Platz der Republik In Out 204 Grossraum tram set 204+1215 on Mainzer Landstrasse
26/03/1984 840031 1 Messe Out In 711 Also shows tram at Messe terminus in background
26/03/1984 840031 2 Messe In Out 681 Tram turning into Messe terminus
26/03/1984 840031 3 Adalbert-/Schlossstrasse Out In 223 Grossraum set 223+1226 approaching from Westbahnhof
26/03/1984 840031 4 Adalbert-/Schlossstrasse In Out 206
26/03/1984 840031 5 Kurfurstenplatz Out In 704 Reserved track in Schlossstrasse
26/03/1984 840031 6 Praunheim Brucke Out In 907 At Praunheim terminus
26/03/1984 840031 7 An den Pflanzlandern In Out 651 On Praunheim route
26/03/1984 840031 8 An den Pflanzlandern Out Out 651
26/03/1984 840031 9 Grosse Nelkenstrasse In Out 716
26/03/1984 840031 10 Industriehof Out In 651 Tram approaches from Praunheim route
26/03/1984 840031 11 Industriehof In Out 908 Passing workings on ramp for future Stadtbahn services
26/03/1984 840031 12 Heerstrasse In In 707
26/03/1984 840031 13 Egestr./Friedhof Westhausen In Out 748 On route to Heerstrasse
26/03/1984 840031 14 Bockenheimer Warte In In 729
26/03/1984 840031 15 Bockenheimer Warte Out In 740
26/03/1984 840031 16 Markus-Krankenhaus In In 726 On Ginnheim route
26/03/1984 840031 17 Ginnheim In In 730 At Ginnheim terminus with a route U1 car at an adjoining platform
26/03/1984 840031 18 Ginnheim Out
319 319 and 354, both U2 sets on route U1 at the Stadtbahn terminus
26/03/1984 840031 19 Ginnheim In
319 Panoramic view showing sets 319+322 and P8 tram 722
26/03/1984 840031 20 Heddernheim In Out 359
26/03/1984 840031 21 Lindenbaum Out Out 306 On Eschersheimer Landstrasse, with 384 approaching
26/03/1984 840031 22 Fritz-Tarnow-Strasse Out Out 328
26/03/1984 840041 1 Hauptwache Out

View of the terminus after closure of the tracks in Zeil
26/03/1984 840041 2 Goetheplatz Out
708
26/03/1984 840041 3 Goetheplatz In Out 740
26/03/1984 840041 4 Goetheplatz In Out 740
26/03/1984 840041 5 Schillerstrasse Out In 615 615+1801
26/03/1984 840041 6 Schillerstrasse In Out 617 617+1814 with Hauptwache in the background
26/03/1984 840041 7 Stephanstrasse



26/03/1984 840041 8 Hessen Denkmal

212 212+1213
26/03/1984 840041 9 Scheffeleck In Out
Tram emerging from the underground terminus of route U5
26/03/1984 840041 10 Allerheiligentor Out In 901
26/03/1984 840041 11 Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Out In 637
26/03/1984 840041 12 Obermainbrucke Out Out 690 Tram approaching the Obermain Bridge from Langestrasse
26/03/1984 840041 13 Hospital zum Heiligen Geist In In 689
26/03/1984 840041 14 Rechneigrabenstrasse In Out 811
26/03/1984 840041 15 Borneplatz In Out 693
26/03/1984 840041 16 Borneplatz Out In 824
26/03/1984 840041 17 Domstrasse

651 View eastwards
26/03/1984 840041 18 Rathaus/Pauluskirche

815 View eastwards
26/03/1984 840041 19 Konstablerwache

666 At underground station on route U5
28/03/1984 840061 1 Riederhofe Out Out 716
28/03/1984 840061 2 Rontgenstrasse Out Out 907 Outside the Hessen-Center shopping centre
28/03/1984 840061 3 Enkheim In Out 720 Approaching Enkheim terminus with the Hessen-Center in background
28/03/1984 840061 4 Enkheim Out In 906 At the terminus
28/03/1984 840061 5 Wilhelmshoherstrasse Out In 619 On the Bergen route
28/03/1984 840061 6 Wilhelmshoherstrasse In Out 600 Climbing towards Wilhelmshoherstrasse from Bitzweg
28/03/1984 840061 7 Johanna-Tesch-Platz Out Out

28/03/1984 840061 8 Roderbergweg Out In 821 At Roderbergweg terminus
28/03/1984 840061 9 Rhonstrasse/Luxemburgerall. In Out

28/03/1984 840061 10 Rhonstrasse/Habsburgerall. In Out

28/03/1984 840061 11 Friedberger Anlage



28/03/1984 840061 12 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee Out Out
View to Inheidenerstrasse terminus
28/03/1984 840061 13 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee In Out 240 240+1232 on Wittelsbacherallee
28/03/1984 840061 14 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacheralee.

600 View towards Prufling on Saalburgstrasse
28/03/1984 840061 15 Prufling

608 608+1802 at Prufling terminus
28/03/1984 840061 16 Prufling

602 602+1808
28/03/1984 840061 17 Bornheim Mitte

471 Underground station on route U4
28/03/1984 840061 18 Preungesheim In
659 659 and 679 at Preungesheim terminus
28/03/1984 840061 19 Giessener Strasse



28/03/1984 840061 20 Adickes-/Niebelungenallee In Out 679 On Preungesheim route on Eckenheimer Landstrasse
28/03/1984 840061 21 Glauburgstrasse In In 680 On Eckenheimer Landstrasse
28/03/1984 840061 22 Glauburgstrasse

227 227+1217 on peak-hour route V on Glauburgstrasse
28/03/1984 840061 23 Friedberger Platz Out In 602 602+808 on Friedberger Landstrasse
28/03/1984 840061 24 Hauptbahnhof


View of an S-Bahn train at Hauptbahnhof low-level station.
30/03/1984 840072 1 Kettenhofweg

722
30/03/1984 840072 2 Bockenheimer Landstrasee In In 733 Near Feuerbachstrasse
30/03/1984 840072 3 Taunusanlage


Taunusanlage S-Bahn station
30/03/1984 840072 4 Oper

698 Tram passing the Opera House
30/03/1984 840072 5 Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse Out In 671 Opera Houe and workings for future "Alte Oper" Stadtbahn station
30/03/1984 840072 6 Hauptwache In Out 743
30/03/1984 840072 7 Theaterplatz Out In 745 Tram approaching Hauptwache
30/03/1984 840072 8 Hauptwache In Out 741 Also shows 745 at Hauptwache terminus
30/03/1984 840072 9 Weserstr / Munchenerstrasse Out In 684 On Munchenerstrasse with Hauptbahnhof in background
30/03/1984 840072 10 Theaterplatz In Out 694
30/03/1984 840072 11 Opernplatz Out In 700 Tram approaching from Bockenheimer Landstrasse
30/03/1984 840072 12 Hauptbahnhof In In 686
30/03/1984 840072 13 Hbf / Karlsruher Strasse In Out 240 240+1232 at Hauptbahnhof (south side)
30/03/1984 840081 1 Baseler Platz In In 652

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