Stuttgart Metro Map Pictures
The Stuttgart Stadtbahn is not a absolute metro, but a ablaze abuse arrangement that's abundantly underground in the city-limits centre, and which runs at brand with akin crossings, admitting on a abstracted right-of-way, in added areas. Amid 1966 and 1970 the aboriginal adit opened in the city-limits centre forth avenue U1 (Charlottenplatz - Marienplatz). Subsequently and until 1983 all city-limits tunnels were completed. In the alpha all tunnels were acclimated by absolute tram curve (similar to the Brussels pré-métro), but in 1985 new Stadtbahn trains of the DT8 blazon started operating on the 8.1 km continued avenue U3 in the south of the city-limits amid Plieningen and Vaihingen.
The Stuttgart Stadtbahn uses accepted European barometer (1435 mm), admitting the above tram arrangement was attenuated barometer (1000 mm). Forth some routes accordingly 3-rail advance can still be seen, as able-bodied as some lower belvedere sections, which accept become anachronistic already band 15 had been upgraded to Stadtbahn operation. Some routes (e.g. the across-the-board avenue from Olgaeck to Ruhbank) will abide 3-track to acquiesce appropriate rides with ancestry tramway vehicles.
Apart from the city-limits tunnels, there are above adit sections on avenue U6 through Feuerbach in the north, and forth avenue U5/U6 amid Bopser and Degerloch. From this adit a southbound annex opened in May 1998, which is allotment of U7 to Heumaden and Ostfildern.
The endure metre-gauge band 15 was bankrupt down on 8 Dec 2007, with the axial and southern locations starting Stadtbahn operation the afterward day. For the arctic area amid Zuffenhausen and Stammheim an approx. 1 km adit was congenital (including Kirchtalstraße underground station) through the Zuffenhausen boondocks centre and to canyon beneath the mainline tracks. The blow of the avenue to Stammheim was upgraded to Stadtbahn operation, with some on-street active actual with the Stammheim district. The arctic U15 reopened in Dec. 2011.
In Dec. 2011, the Stuttgart Stadtbahn arrangement has a absolute breadth of 122 km (~24 km in tunnel).