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Cologne (Koln) Transportation System
Author(s):
i + d Verkehrsplanungs- und Design-GmbH
Institution:
VRS Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg
Year:
2004
URL:
http://www.vrsinfo.de/
Project Description:
U-Bahn is the German abbreviation for Untergrund-Bahn (literally, underground railway), referring to a means of urban rapid transit, internationally known as subway, underground or metro. The term was created at the beginning of the 20th century in Berlin, where the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (German Imperial Railways Company) - predecessor of today's Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways Inc.) created a system of urban and suburban railway lines with fast electric trains and short service intervals, called the S-Bahn (abrev. for Schnellbahn - Fast Railways).

This map represents both U-Bahn and S-Bahn routes in the city of Cologne (Koln) in Germany. Cologne started to build tunnels for their existing tramway cars, rebuilding existing tramway lines under ground. Those systems of classical tramways routed through tunnels in downtown areas do not meet the criteria for a metro; they are light rail systems. Nonetheless, they are usually referred to as U-Bahn. Officially, they are called Stadtbahn (City Railways) or U-Stadtbahn.

Comments (1):
How do I get from Cologne to Kolner Strasse 114 in Frechen 50226?

Posted by Lissette Macfarlane on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:32 AM (GMT)

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