Berlin Light Rail (Tram)

Facts, Tickets and Tricks

Light-Rail (Tram)

  • Company: BVG
  • Since 1865
  • 803 Stations
  • 193,6 km
  • 22 Lines
  • 193,6 Million passengers a year

Operation:

  • Trams are seperated into Normal Trams and Metro Trams
  • Metro-Trams (M) run 24h all week long, cycle time vary from 3 to 20 minutes depending on line and day, nighttime they run every 30 minutes
  • Normal Trams run 21h from 4 in the morning to 1 in the night, cycle time vary in between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on line and day

Tickets & Tricks

  • Ticket conditions are the same like for Metro, Urban-Rail, Trains and Bus, please check this article for more information
  • As you might have seen, Trams run (mostly) just in the former East-Berlin – Reason for this is, that West-Berlin dismantled the Tram system and replaced it by a bus system after the 2nd WorldWar
  • Still started building Tramways in the former West again since the Wall came down
  • There are some Trams in the C Area, including a historic line, which are not on the map – Check „City Trips“ for an article about it
  • There is a „Drink&Drive“-Tram that can be rented for Partys or Company Events – it will circle around the city on several lines and has a bar, music and tables inside
  • Tram line 68 to „Alt-Schmöckwitz is rated to one of the 10 most beautiful tram lines in the World as it runs beside lakes and through the forest

Downloads

Tram-Map: https://www.bvg.de/de/index.php?section=downloads&cmd=58&download=401

The „BVG Fahrinfo Plus“ App I mentioned in the Metro-Article will also work for Trams

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