Information about the
Luisenring 49, D-68157 Mannheim
(this is not an MVV-V publication, but information provided
by the association of "Bahnfreunde Rhein-Neckar Pfalz e.V.")
A part of the public local passenger traffic within the city of Mannheim
is beeing operated by the MVV-V: Tramway (1000mm track) and bus. Until autumn
1998, the corporation's name was "Mannheimer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft"
|Tramway:||4 own lines||1, 2, 7, 9|
|3 common lines with the VBL||3, 4, 6|
|Bus:||20 lines, some are served totally or partly by sub-companies||A - T|
|Tramway vehicles: (photo overview on photo page 9)|
|type||yr. of constr.||design||numbers||remarks||all-over ads.||in use on line|
|Gt 6||Duewag 1967||6axled unidir.||450||for driver school puposes||no||---|
|Gt 6 "Mannheim type"||Duewag 1970/71||6axled unidir.||451, 453, 455 - 457||air conditioned, 451 for driver school purposes, rest stored||no||---|
|Gt8||Duewag 1963||8axled unidir.||501 - 523||503, 506, 508, 519, 520, 521 and 523 with equipment corresponding to EBO (must not be used anymore), five cars stored||no||(1), 2, (3), (6), 7, 9|
|GT6N||Duewag 1994 - 1996||6axled unidir. low floor LRV||601 - 650||equipment corresponding to EBO, air conditioned||no||1, (2), 3, 4, 6, 7, 9|
|RNV8||Bombardier 2002 - 2003||8axled unidir. low floor LRV||701 - 710||Rhine-Neckar Variotram, equipment corresponding to EBO, air conditioned||no||1, (4), (7)|
|railgrinder car, 6axled||Duewag 1964||6axled bidir.||1301, 1302||railgrinder cars, former HSB Nos. 215, 217||no||--|
In the course of line no. 4, MVV-V and VBL serve the OEG railroad
line between Mannheim Kaefertal and Heddesheim. The vehicles used on this
line must therefore correspond to the guidelines of the german regulations
for construction and operation of railways ("Eisenbahn Bau- und Betriebsordnung",
|Different Buses, built by Daimler / Mercedes / Benz / Evobus. Some with natural gas drive.|
In the course of bus-line B, next to the "Neckarplatt" stop, there exists a short piece of track-bound busway in the subgrade of the tramway-track (line 7). For use on this line, most MVV buses are equipped with guide rollers.
MVV vehicles paint schemes:
The MVV-V trams and buses originally were painted in beige with black borders. On buses this lacquer isn't in use anymore. The older six-axled tramcars, however, still carry that design. They are also the only vehicles, which still carry some all-over advertisments. Start of the eighties, a new, green livery with white border was introduced, first on buses. This is still in use on the buses of the types O405 and O405N. As only one, bus no. 171 carries a blue "Wal-Mart" all-over-advertisment. Also the streetcars 501 to 523 received the green lacquer finish, when they were reconstructed from six-axled to eight-axled cars by inserting a new-built, low-floor middle section. With appearance of the new GT6N low-floor light-rail-vehicles in the year 1994 the colours changed again; to these cars and also the newer buses applies: basic colour white, borders in three different blue and turquoise colours.
|External link to the MVV: the official MVV homepage|
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