Facts & Figures

Facilities Depots 1
  Section length 13,3 km
  Track length 28 km
  Stops 20
     
Line network Line length 13,3 km
  Average distance between stops 698m
  Average transit speed 27,5 km/h
  Highest point Vohwinkel 180 m above sea level
  Lowest point Sonnborner Kreuz 142 m above sea level
  Largest incline 3,02%
     
Engineered structures Number of supporting frames 464 (not including depots)
  Anzahl der Weichen 7 transfer tables, 2 swivel arms
     
Vehicles Articulated suspension railway trains GTW 72 24
  Articulated suspension railway trains G15 31
  Special vehicles 1 Imperial Carriage
     
Operational performance Vehicle kilometres 1,86 Mio. km
  Passenger space kilometres 235,1 Mio. km
     
Scheduled trains During peak times 18
  During off-peak times 18
  Evenings 11
  Average kilometre performance 71.583 km
     
Personnel Transport personnel 257
  Of which Drivers and operators 83
  Workshops 123
  Administration 51
     
Transport performance Passengers 23,9 Mio.
  Personen km 112,5 Mio.
  Passengers per weekday 65.479
  Space utilisation 47,8 %
  Average journey length 4,7 km
     
Energy consumption Traction current 4,99 Mio. kWh
  kWh / train km 2,68 kWh/km
  kWh / 100 passenger km 2,12 kWh/km
     
The Vehicles    
     
Train structure GTW 1972 Generation 15
Length of articulated train over end walls 24.060 mm 24.060 mm
Length of A section and B section 9.700 mm 9.700 mm
Width over side walls 2.200 mm 2.200 mm
Height of articulated train 2.729 mmtment 2.750 mm
Clear height of passenger compartment 2.087 mm 2.050 mm
Distance between bogie centres over A and B carriages 7.645 mm 7.645 mm
Wheelbase in the bogies 1.280 mm 1.280 mm
Wheel rim diameter (new) 800 mm 800 mm
Total carriage weight 35.500 kg 38.260 kg
Empty carriage weight 22.175 kg 23.408
Seating capacity 43 42 + 3
Approved standing capacity 156 130
Total capacity 199 175
4 doors, width 1.300 mm 1.100 mm
Maximum swing limit 15° 15°
     
Electrical equipment    
oltage at the conductor rail 600 V direct current 600/750 V DC
Voltage of the on-board power supply 24 V direct current 24 V DC/230/3
Control system Continuously variable DC chopper Direktpulsumrichtung
     
Control system for transit and braking    
Drive motors 4 direct current medium-voltage motors per articulated train, self-ventilating 4 umrichtergesteuerte Drehstrom- asynchronmotoren
Motor capacity each 50 kW at 26 km/h each 75 kW
Hourly current 187 A 187 A
Hourly revolutions 1.700 min-1 1.700 min-1
Maximum speed 60 km/h 60 km/h
Maximum acceleration 1.1 m/s2 1.2 m/s2
Maximum braking deceleration 1.2 m/s2 2,3 m/s2
     
The route Section above the riverbed of the Wupper 10.0 km
  Section above the road in Vohwinkel 3.3 km
  Curve radius of end loops 9 m
  Curve radius on track ≥ 75 m
  Height above the Wupper (standard elevation) 12 m
  Height above road level ≥ 8 m
  bottom edge of train to top of raile 3.5 m
  and free clearance height on the road ≥ 4.5 m
  max. height difference 37.8 m
  max. incline (in Hammerstein – Vohwinkel section) 1 : 25
  Distance between rails 4 m
  permits swinging of 15° to each side  
     
The signals    
Signal pattern meaning red stop
  unlit stop
  red flashing stop
  green go
  yellow go by sight