The cable car runs every 20 minutes from about 9 o'clock. Driving time about 3 minutes. The clock can be reduced to up to 9 trips per hour, depending on the number of passengers. The mountain station is at 382 meters, the track is 536 meters long and has a slope of 28.2%. The cars have a curb weight of 7.8 tonnes and carry a comfortable 11km / h maximum 75 people.
The track is also called "Erbschleicher-Express" :-)
January 9, 2017
The cable car runs every 20 minutes from about 9 o'clock. The mountain station is located at 382 meters at the cemetery. The track is 536 meters long and has a gradient of around 28%. The cars carry a comfortable 11km / h maximum 75 people. The track is also called "Erbschleicher-Express".
March 18, 2019
The funicular Stuttgart connects since 30 October 1929 the Südheimer Platz in the district Heslach (valley station 48 ° 45 '21.2 "N, 9 ° 8' 32" O) without intermediate stop with the forest cemetery in the district Degerloch (mountain station 48 ° 45 ' 6.1 "N, 9 ° 8 '43.6" O). It is operated by the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) and in Stuttgart itself usually referred to only as a "cable car". Since the late 1990s, she is also included as "Line 20" in the line number system of the light rail Stuttgart. At Südheimer Platz there is connection to their lines U1 and U14.
In contrast to comparable facilities, the Stuttgart cable car serves little tourism purposes, but mainly the local public transport. It is integrated in the tariff of the traffic and tariff association Stuttgart (VVS) and can be used at its regular tariff.
It is also popularly referred to as the "Erbschleicher Express", "Funny Widow Train" (this name was introduced in 2004) or "Widow Express". Another nickname alluding to their feature as a funicular is "Schnürlesbahn".
April 16, 2019
Today's funicular was built by the Esslingen machine factory in 1928/1929. At the time, it replaced a bus line “W”, like the Waldfriedhof, which was established in 1914, the year the cemetery opened. The connection made it easier for cemetery visitors to overcome the height difference of 85 meters between Heslach and the Degerloch forest cemetery.more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standseilbahn_Stuttgart
December 30, 2019
The "cable car" from Stuttgart:
- Interesting information at: ssb-ag.de/unternehmen/informationen-fotos/fahrzeuge/seilbahn
- See driving times. VVSTip: Combination of "Zacke" and cable car "in one hike: vvs.de/download/schul_ausflug_seilbahn_und_zacke.pdf
August 11, 2020
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