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Freiburg extension

Despite the upheaval of losing the Combinos, the opening of the Haslach extension on route 5 took place as planned on 20th March. Both operator VAG and citizen must be grateful that GT8 cars 205-14 were not disposed of after withdrawal so were able to return to service and enable the opening to take place. Route 5 now forms a large U-shape turned on its side and runs from Rieselfeld via Haslach and Bertoldsbrunnen on new track and then past the Hauptbahnhof to Bissierstrasse.

The routes are now as follows:

  • 1  Littenweiler – Bertoldsbrunnen – Hauptbahnhof – Landwasse
  • 4  Günterstal – Lorettostraße – Bertoldsbrunnen – Hauptbahnhof – Hornusstraße
  • 5  Rieselfeld – Haslach – Bertoldsbrunnen – Bissierstraße
  • 6  Zähringen – Bertoldsbrunnen – Hauptbahnhof – Haid

As a result line 7 and bus route 12 no longer operate and bus route 10 is rerouted to leave Bertoldsbrunnen and Kaiser-Joseph-Straße tram only.

24 March 2004

Opening day pictures from Andreas Kaufhold.

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