Thielenbruch station

Thielenbruch station is a terminal and former depot of Cologne Stadtbahn located in the quarter of Dellbrück in Cologne. It is the northern terminus of Stadtbahn lines 3 and 18.

Thielenbruch Zeichen 224.svgU-Bahn.svg
KVB logo.svg KVB light rail station
Thielenbruch hal.JPG
Stadtbahn line 18 in Thielenbruch
LocationGemarkenstraße 149,
51069 Köln
Coordinates50°58′40″N 7°05′07″E / 50.97789°N 7.08527°E / 50.97789; 7.08527
Owned byKölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
Platforms2 bay platforms
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneVRS: 2100[1]
History
Opened1. June 1995
Services
Preceding station Cologne Stadtbahn Following station
Dellbrück Hauptstraße Line 3 Terminus
Dellbrück Hauptstraße
towards Bonn Hbf
Line 18
Route map
Location

TerminalEdit

The former depot Thielenbruch for the tram network consisted of one hall from 1906 and another from 1926. The older hall was rebuilt to the terminal of the Stadtbahn lines. There are today two platforms of which each serve two tracks, so the station totally offers four tracks.[2]

MuseumEdit

 
Outside view of the museum

Since 1997, the hall from 1926 is used as a transport museum to document the development of tramways and Stadtbahn in the Cologne region.[3] Its collection contains several tram cars that were used by the Cologne transport authority (Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe, KVB), among them a horse-drawn tram, an "Achtachser" (lit. eight-axler), an articulated tram with eight axles, which was the last classical tram of Cologne, yet a very common type as it was used almost throughout the entire network, as well as the prototype of the Stadtbahn car B.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VRS-Gemeinschaftstarif" (PDF) (in German). Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg. 20 April 2020. p. 202. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.kvb-koeln.de/german/unternehmen/ausstellung/index.html (German)
  3. ^ http://www.kvb-koeln.de/german/unternehmen/museum/wissenswertes.html (German)
  4. ^ http://www.hsk-koeln.de/self/strabmuseum_09.pdf (pdf, German)