Trams in Graz - B

Trams in Graz - B

Graz Tram Fleet

As of 2012, the Graz tramway network's fleet was:
Nos. Manufacturer Built Length(mm) Axles Wheelbase(mm) Seated/Standing Notes
261-283 (23) SGP/Lohner 963-1965 19,560 6 6,000 40/75 Tw 262 rebuilt as work vehicle, some vehicles already withdrawn, complete withdrawal scheduled from 2009.
291-293 (3) SGP Wien 1966-1976 20,335 6 6,000 Acquired from Vienna, in scheduled service since 12 November 2007.
501-510 (10) SGP Graz 1978 25,343 8 6,000 40/94
521-537 (17) Duewag 1971-1973 25,900 8 6,000 59/88 Acquired from Duisburg, withdrawal scheduled from 2010.
581-584 (4) Locally built 1995-1997 26,220 8 6,000 58/97 Rebuilt from series 260, middle segment installed 1999, withdrawal scheduled from 2010.
601-612 (12) SGP Graz 1986-1987 27,000 8 6,000 41/126 Low-floor middle segment installed 1999.
651-668 (18) Bombardier Transportation 2000-2001 27,000 6 6,000 54/90 To Bombardier's standard, 100% low-floor, Cityrunner design.
201-245 (45) Stadler Rail 2009-2015 27,000 6,000 54/90 To Stadler Rail's standard, 100% low-floor, Variobahn design.

Graz Tram Tickets and Fares

The Graz tramway network is entirely within zone 101 of the Verbund Linie, an integrated tariff for public transport throughout Styria. Zone 101 tickets are valid on all trams, and all city buses with single or double digit route numbers. They are also valid on regional buses, which have three digit route numbers, and trains, but only within the boundary of the zone.

Tickets are available for different periods of validity, including one hour, 24 hours, a week, a month or a year, and allow unlimited changes of vehicle within the validity period. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines on board the trams or at the major stops, from tobacconists, or from a central office. They are also available by SMS text message or via a smartphone app.

Aimed at visitors to the city, there is also a three-day ticket which allows unlimited travel within the city for three days, as well as giving reduced admission charges at selected attractions. The ticket is available at hotels and other accommodation, at the city tourist information office, at ticket sale counters at the Schloßbergbahn funicular, and at Graz Airport.

Trams in Graz Future

With the introduction of the full set of Variobahn trams, many of Graz's older high-floor trams will be retired. It is also planned to lengthen the new Variobahn trams by adding 2 further sections to the trams.

There are plans for a number of extensions to existing lines plus the building of 2 new lines.

On February 5, 2018, the co-financing of a comprehensive expansion program between the city and - for the first time - Land Steiermark was signed. By 2023, 117 million euros are to be spent on the construction and expansion of 6 routes. Third-party funding by the federal government is sought.

Reininghaus. 1.8 km new, with pedestrian and bicycle path, 44.1 million euros, 2019-2021.
Unbundling Herrengasse. via Belgiergasse, Vorbeckgasse to Annenstraße, about 1 km new, 27 million euros, 2021-2023.
Connection Smart-City Waagner-Biro-Straße; from Asperngasse (Ri N) to Peter-Tunner-Gasse, 1.1 km new, 22.4 million euros, 2020/2021.
Second track line 5: Central cemetery to Brauquartier Puntigam, x km, 15.3 million euros, 2022/2023.
Second track line 1: Hilmteich to Mariagrün, y km, 6.3 million euros, until 2023.
Second track line 1: Mariagrün to Mariatrost partially, z km, 2.3 million euros, until 2019.

Open and in preparation is still the project of the leadership of a new line after Don Bosco (Nahverkehrsknoten).

Graz Tramway Network Operation

Locale: Graz, Styria, Austria
Status: Operational
Lines: 6
Operator(s): Holding Graz (since 2007)
Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1/2 in) standard gauge
Electrification: 600 V DC
Stock: 86
Route Length: 67.2 km (41.8 mi)
2012 Rider: 53.56 million
Horse Tram Era: 1878-1899
Propulsion System(s): Horses
Electric Tram Era: since 1899
Status: Still running
Operator(s): Holding Graz (since 2007)
Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1/2 in) standard gauge
Propulsion System(s): Electricity
Electrification: 600 V DC

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