Stadtwerke Solingen

The Verkehrsbetrieb der Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH, or SWS, is a public transport company in the German city of Solingen and its surrounding area. Stadtwerke Solingen operates the Solingen trolleybus system as well as various bus lines and is a member of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr transport agency.

Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH
Logo
Former logo of Stadtwerke Solingen
Overview
OwnerCity Solingen
Area servedSolingen and Wuppertal
LocaleNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Transit type
Number of lines
  • 6 (Trolleybus)
  • 19 (Bus)
  • 6 (Night bus)
Line number
Number of stations508
Daily ridership65,000
HeadquartersWeidenstraße 10, 42655 Solingen
Websitewww.sobus.net/
Operation
Began operation30 December 1896
Technical
System length
  • 219.4 kilometres (136.3 mi) (total)
  • 162.8 kilometres (101.2 mi) (bus)
  • 56.6 kilometres (35.2 mi) (trolleybus)

HistoryEdit

Solingen city tramwayEdit

The metre gauge Solingen city tramway began operations on December 30, 1896, by the Union-Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (UEG) from Berlin. The first route began by Stöckerberg near the tollgate, and down cologne street to the Südbahnhof, service began on June 7, 1897. Another line followed the same day, beginning at Neumarkt near the Kaiserstraße, next to Schützenstraße and down Burger Straße to Krahenhöhe it was 2.4 kilometers in length.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

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  1. ^ "Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH - Verkehrsbetrieb". Sobus.net. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Solingen: Kleinbusse und Taxi-Linien erschließen Wohngebiete". M.rp-onlnie.de. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Tramtrack - Gleisarchäologie - Auf den Spuren stillgelegter Straßenbahnstrecken". Tramtrack.de. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Obus-Museum Solingen e.V. - 20 Jahre elektrisch nach Aufderhöhe". Obus-museum-solingen.de. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Obus-Museum Solingen e.V." Obus-museum-solingen.de. Retrieved 25 July 2017.