Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany : 30th March, 1996
The Altstadtstrecke was still in operation almost 10 years after its closure had been announced and new low-floor tramcars had been delivered : surface tramways were now to be regarded as an integral part of Frankfurt's transport network.

The "C" tunnel had been extended eastwards to Johanna-Tesch-Platz and the Enkheim branch upgraded with high-level platforms. Construction work continued on the problematic tunnel between Hauptbahnhof and Bockenheimer Warte. The Bergen branch had closed in 1992. Developments continued, but the first substantial improvement to the tram network, the much debated link for route 12, across Konstablerwache on Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse to link with the Altstadtstrecke, was edging closer to reality. Laying new surface tracks in the city centre would indicate a change in the political climate for trams in Frankfurt.

Not so favourable were the authorities in the neighbouring town of Offenbach, and 1996 was to see the closure of the short link along Frankfurter Strasse which had brought Frankfurt's trams to Offenbach's Marktplatz.

The low-floor "R" - type trams came not without numerous teething troubles, but on the Offenbach to Ginnheim line, they introduced a new turquoise livery which was to replace the orange, grey and cream which had been the city's standard since the delivery of the first "P" - type cars in 1972.

 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
30/03/1996 960161 1 Hauptbahnhof In Out 004 Approaching Hauptbahnhof
30/03/1996 960161 2 Platz der Republik Out In 018 New "skyscrapers" on Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage
30/03/1996 960161 3 Messe Out Out

30/03/1996 960161 4 Messe Out In 010 Tram at Messe terminus loop in background
30/03/1996 960161 5 Festhalle / Messegelande Out In 007
30/03/1996 960161 6 Festhalle / Messegelande In In 007
30/03/1996 960161 7 Adalbert-/Schlossstrasse In In

30/03/1996 960161 8 Bockenheimer Warte Out In
Tram on Adalbertstrasse
30/03/1996 960161 9 Adalbertstrasse In In
View west towards Schlossstrasse and Westbahnhof
30/03/1996 960161 10 Bockenheimer Warte In Out

30/03/1996 960161 11 Bockenheimer Warte Out Out

30/03/1996 960161 12 Sophienstrasse Out In 020
30/03/1996 960161 13 Juliusstrasse Out Out 014
30/03/1996 960161 14 Frauenfriedenskirche Out In 664
30/03/1996 960161 15 Frauenfriedenskirche In Out 015 Church in background
30/03/1996 960161 16 Markus-Krankenhaus Out In 014
30/03/1996 960161 17 Hauptbahnhof Out

View of two trams at Hbf, viewed from Munchenerstrasse
30/03/1996 960161 18 Munchenerstrasse Out In 606 606+1229 turning into Munchenerstr. from Hauptbahnhof
30/03/1996 960161 19 Munchenerstrasse In Out 602 602+1806 proceeding westwards from Willy-Brandt-Platz
30/03/1996 960161 20 Willy-Brandt-Platz In Out 618 618+1806 at tram stop formerly named Theaterplatz
30/03/1996 960161 21 Munchenerstrasse Out In 607 607+1233 approaching Willy-Brandt-Platz
30/03/1996 960161 22 Willy-Brandt-Platz Out In 607 607+1233
30/03/1996 960161 23 Romer / Paulskirche In Out 601 601+1807 on westbound track
30/03/1996 960161 24 Romer / Paulskirche Out In 619
30/03/1996 960161 25 Romer / Paulskirche Out In 610
30/03/1996 960161 26 Romer (Domstrasse)

106 Ebbelwei Express Party tram approaching from Allerheiligentor
30/03/1996 960161 27 Johanna-Tesch-Platz Out In 665
30/03/1996 960161 28 Johanna-Tesch-Platz In Out 735 Tram proceeding towards tunnel in the direction of the city centre
30/03/1996 960161 29 Hessen Center In Out
Borsigallee
30/03/1996 960161 30 Hessen Center Out Out 665
30/03/1996 960161 31 Eissporthalle

715 Tram passing closed tram stop on Saalburgstrasse
30/03/1996 960161 32 Eissporthalle

715 Includes entrance to underground station.
30/03/1996 960161 33 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee

715 View from Eissporthalle
30/03/1996 960161 34 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee

713 View in direction of Eissporthalle
30/03/1996 960161 35 Saalburg-/Wittelsbacherallee Out In 806 View towards Inheidenerstrasse terminus
30/03/1996 960171 1 Habsburger-/Wittelsbacherall. In Out 804
30/03/1996 960171 2 Habsburger-/Wittelsbacherall. Out In 825
30/03/1996 960171 3 Lokalbahnhof Out In 902
30/03/1996 960171 4 Lettigkautweg Out In

30/03/1996 960171 5 Lettigkautweg In In

30/03/1996 960171 6 Balduinstrasse Out In 905 Leaving Oberrad on Offenbacher Landstrasse
30/03/1996 960171 7 Balduinstrasse Out In 906
30/03/1996 960171 8 Stadtgrenze Offenbach Out Out

30/03/1996 960171 9 Stadtgrenze Offenbach In


30/03/1996 960171 10 Korner Strasse In Out 007 Offenbach
30/03/1996 960171 11 Korner Strasse Out Out
Offenbach
30/03/1996 960171 12 Ledermuseum Out In 018 Offenbach
30/03/1996 960171 13 Lokalbahnhof In Out 810
30/03/1996 960171 14 Obermainbrucke In In

30/03/1996 960171 15 Hospital zum Heiligen Geist In Out 806
30/03/1996 960171 16 Allerheiligentor Out In 601 601+1807
30/03/1996 960171 17 Allerheiligentor In Out 607 607+1233
30/03/1996 960171 18 Baseler Platz In Out 011
30/03/1996 960171 19 Schweizer-/Gartenstrasse In Out 906
30/03/1996 960171 20 Schweizer Platz Out Out 906
30/03/1996 960171 21 Schweizer Platz Out In 907
30/03/1996 960171 22 Schweizer Platz In Out 737
30/03/1996 960171 23 Subdahnhof

906 View eastwards of westbound tram
30/03/1996 960171 24 Sudbahnhof In Out 004 Approaching on Bruckenstrasse
30/03/1996 960171 25 Brucken-/Textorstrasse Out In 014
30/03/1996 960171 26 Textorstrasse

017 View eastwards of westbound tram
30/03/1996 960171 27 Darmstadter Landstrasse

815 View eastwards of westbound tram

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