Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : 29th-31st March and 10th April, 1987
By March 1987, tram services had had six months in which to adapt to the major changes brought about in October 1986. Trams had been removed from much of central Frankfurt, but line 11, running through the Altstadt, had survived as a result of massive public pressure on the city authorities, both its political leaders and transport managers. Bu 1987 it was posible to reach central Franhfurt from Industriehof entirely in tunnel, and trams were no longer to be seen on Bockenheimer Landstrasse, at Opernplatz, Goetheplatz and Hauptwache. Tracks had been realigned at Bockenheimer Warte as the area around the famous watchtower was redeveloped and at the outer end of the new underground line a start had been made on upgrading the remaining surface alignments by equipping the Hausen branch, cut back from Praunheim, with high-level platforms.

The new city centre terminus for line 12 at Konstablerwache (Grosee Friedberger Strasse) was now in operation and a newly-designed tram station had been opened at Zoologischer Garten. Pending further expansion of the new underground line eastwards, and the aim was to use tram services from the eastern suburbs as feeders to the new underground line at the Zoo. It was expected to be only a matter of time before the new network changed traffic patterns and by cutting off its lifeblood, allow line 11, the last tram route through the city centre, to be closed.

Although the underground has subsequently been expanded beyond Zoo, 1986 was to become a watershed in the tramway's history and the policy of retrenchment was withdrawn if not entirely reversed. A period of stability was being entered and the next casualty was not until 1992 when the lightly-used Bergen branch was closed as a consequence of the upgrading of the line to Enkheim.

 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
29/03/1987 870011 1 Monchhofstrasse Out
901 Tram on service terminating at Monchhofstrasse
29/03/1987 870011 2 Tillystrasse Out In 827
29/03/1987 870011 3 Luthmerstrasse Out In 815
29/03/1987 870011 4 Galluswarte In Out 239 239+1235. Picture slightly out of focus
29/03/1987 870011 5 Schwanheim Out In 901 Tramway museum and station building of the former Frankfurter Waldbahn
29/03/1987 870011 6 Harthweg In In 901
29/03/1987 870011 7 Waldfriedhof Goldstein Out In 824
29/03/1987 870011 8 Kiesschneise In Out 234 234+1242 on alignment via Niedderrad opened in June 1975
29/03/1987 870011 9 Burostadt Niederrad In Out 233 233+1233 leaving the new office developments at Niederrad
29/03/1987 870011 10 Universitatsklinikum In In 711
29/03/1987 870011 11 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr. In Out 683
29/03/1987 870011 12 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr. Out In 705
29/03/1987 870011 13 Stresemannallee/Gartenstr.

688 View eastwards along Gartenstrasse
29/03/1987 870011 14 Hauptbahnhof Out In 689 View northwards at Hauptbahnhof
29/03/1987 870011 15 Platz der Republik Out In 702 Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and disused link east onto Mainzer Landstr.
29/03/1987 870021 1 Adalbertstrasse/Schlossstr Out In 711 Adalbertstrasse inbound platform
29/03/1987 870021 2 Bockenheimer Warte Out In 902 New platforms for track linking Ludolfusstrasse and Adalbertstrasse
29/03/1987 870021 3 Juliusstrasse Out Out 706 View on Ginnheim route
29/03/1987 870021 4 Industriehof In Out 673 673+674 at mouth of tunnel
29/03/1987 870021 5 Industriehof Out Out 746
29/03/1987 870021 6 Industriehof Out In 667 667+745
29/03/1987 870021 7 Industriehof In In 745 667+745 descending ramp
29/03/1987 870021 8 Industriehof In In 660 View from outbound platform
29/03/1987 870021 9 Hausen In

Trams at both faces of the high-level centre platform at Hausen terminus
29/03/1987 870021 10 Hausen In

Hausen terminus, trams at both platform faces
29/03/1987 870021 11 Grosse Nelkenstrasse In Out 745 Tram at new high-level outbound platform on Hausen branch
29/03/1987 870021 12 Sudbahnhof Out Out 692 Eastwards view of tram departing eastbound to Stadtgrenze Offenbach
29/03/1987 870021 13 Sudbahnhof In Out 644 644+1825 approaching westbound on a service to Neu Isenburg
29/03/1987 870021 14 Brucken-/Textorstrasse In Out 643 643+1823 westbound on Textorstrasse en route to Neu-Isenburg
29/03/1987 870021 15 Schweizer Platz In Out 686 View north on Schweizerstrasse
29/03/1987 870021 16 Otto-Hahn-Platz Out Out 692 View eastwards along Gartenstrasse
29/03/1987 870021 17 Bornheim Mitte In Out 802 View along Saalburgstrasse
29/03/1987 870021 18 Bornheim Mitte In In 696
29/03/1987 870021 19 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee. Out In 204 204+1210 crossing Wittelsbacherallee on Saalburgallee
29/03/1987 870021 20 Schafflestrasse In In 700
29/03/1987 870021 21 Schafflestrasse In Out 829
29/03/1987 870021 22 Borsigallee/Gwinnerstrasse Out In 696 Tram turns on to Borsigallee from Bergen route on Gwinnerstrasse
29/03/1987 870021 23 Wilhelmshoherstrasse In Out 700
30/03/1987 870031 1 Riederhofe Out In 642 642+1814
30/03/1987 870031 2 Daimlerstrasse Out In 609 609+1811
30/03/1987 870031 3 Schiesshuttenstrasse Out In 645 Tram at Fechenheim terminus turning triangle
30/03/1987 870031 4 Fechenheim Post In Out 632
30/03/1987 870031 5 Ostbahnhof Out In 622
30/03/1987 870031 6 Ostbahnhof In Out 609
30/03/1987 870031 7 Zobelstrasse In Out 625
30/03/1987 870031 8 Zobelstrasse Out In 636
30/03/1987 870031 9 Zobelstrasse Out In 636
30/03/1987 870031 10 Zoo Out In 623
30/03/1987 870031 11 Zoo In Out 618
30/03/1987 870031 12 Waldschmidtstrssse In Out 622
30/03/1987 870031 13 Habsburger-/Wittelsbacherall. Out In 623 On route 18 (Inheidenerstrasse-Zoo-Enkheim)
30/03/1987 870031 14 Freiligrathstrasse In Out 601
30/03/1987 870031 15 Burgstrasse Out In 722
30/03/1987 870031 16 Rothschildallee In In 695 On Rohrbachstrasse
30/03/1987 870031 17 Preungesheim In In 734
30/03/1987 870031 18 Marbachweg Out Out 733 Tram on Eckenheimer Landstrasse returning to Schwabstrasse depot
30/03/1987 870031 19 Hauptfriedhof Out Out 718
30/03/1987 870031 20 Lokalbahnhof Out In 688
30/03/1987 870031 21 Textorstrasse In Out 690
30/03/1987 870031 22 Frankensteiner Platz Out In 633 633+1817 on Dreieichstrasse
30/03/1987 870031 23 Hospital zum Heiligen Geist In Out 808 View along Lange Strasse showing disused link to Rechneigrabenstrasse
31/03/1987 870041 1 Romer / Paulskirche

604 604+1803 approaching eastbound, viewed westwards
31/03/1987 870041 2 Romer / Paulskirche

621 621+1805 approaching westbound, viewed eastwards
31/03/1987 870041 3 Theaterplatz In Out 621
31/03/1987 870041 4 Wilhelm-Hauff-Strasse Out In 705 Track repair work following closure of link to Bockenheimer Landstrasse
31/03/1987 870041 5 Festhalle / Messegelande Out In 715 Tram on Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage at junction with Theodor-Heuss-Allee
31/03/1987 870041 6 Hamburger Allee Out Out 711 At Theodor-Heuss-Allee
31/03/1987 870041 7 Messe In Out 708 Ginnheim-bound tram at the points for the terminus loop at Messe
31/03/1987 870041 8 Bockenheimer Warte In In 708 New platforms built after closure of tracks on Bockenheimer Landstrasse
31/03/1987 870041 9 Konstablerwache In
696 Tram at terminus in Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse
31/03/1987 870041 10 Konstablerwache Out
696 Tram at terminus in Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse
31/03/1987 870041 11 Vilbeler Strasse Out In 704 Approaching left-turn into Grosse-Friedberger-Strasse terminus
31/03/1987 870041 12 Munchenerstrasse In Out 616 616+1808 en route from Theaterplatz to Hauptbahnhof
31/03/1987 870041 13 Munchenerstrasse In Out 604 Tram approaching Hauptbahnhof on Munchenerstrasse
10/04/1987 870092 1 Karlsruher Strasse Out In 623
10/04/1987 870092 2 Hauptbahnhof In Out 609 Tram approaching on Munchenerstrasse
10/04/1987 870092 3 Hauptbahnhof Out Out 705 Hauptbahnhof
10/04/1987 870092 4 Hauptbahnhof Out In 694 Also shows 705 at outbound platform
10/04/1987 870092 5 Hauptbahnhof Out In 237 Grossraum tram and unidentified trailer
10/04/1987 870092 6 Hauptbahnhof

471 U3-type Stadtbahn car at terminus platform for underground route U4

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