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MarkusPuettmann

Buses in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Hello there, i'm new to this discussion board. I'm a bus enthusiast from Germany (near Dortmund) and last year i visited the US for the first time, where your CPTDB Wiki helped me a lot.

For me it is always something very special to see vehicles from other continents and I guess it's the same thing to you, so I decided to share some photos from where I live with you.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. ;)

HSK-KR 72; Knipschild Reisen (Meschede); Setra S 415 LE Business (LE = Low Entry)

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UN-WV 32; Vehling Reisen (Bergkamen); MAN NL 283 Lion's City (A21) as a rail replacement bus in Dortmund

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UN-VK 1467; VKU (Kamen); Mercedes-Benz Citaro G (C2) in Lünen

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HSK-KR 200; Knipschild Reisen (Meschede); Setra S 516 MD in Münster

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UN-VK 356; VKU (Kamen); NG 313 Lion's City (A23) in Lünen

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COE-T 2003; Althoff Reisen (Lüdinghausen); Setra S 315 NF

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SO-AC 850; Stehrenberg Reisen (Geseke); Mercedes-Benz O 405 in Lippstadt - this old one from 1995 is still in service! :) 

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LH-UL 6; Lücke Reisen (Nordkirchen); Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MidCity at Bönen Station

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And the last one for today: HSK-Z 8900; Zacharias Reisen (Meschede); MAN NG 313 (A23) in Meschede

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These pictures show some of the most common bus types in Germany - i really hope you like it.

Best regards,
Markus

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Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing! 

Do you take photos of trams as well?

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Excellent photos. Welcome to the Discussion Board.

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Those are nice photos. German buses are especially intriguing to me because of how their technologies have influenced bus manufacturing in North America (I'm thinking of Voith transmissions, early low floor designs, and my personal favourite, MAN axles). 

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On 2017-03-10 at 8:41 PM, M. Parsons said:

Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing! 

Do you take photos of trams as well?

Here are some rail pictures from this area as well.

Duisburg Verkehrsgesellschaft Düwag type GT 10 NC-DU low-floor unit 1006, on duty on line 903 at Duisburg Hauptbahnhof station. The inner city tunnel is shared between tram lines 901, 903 (low-floor, street-running) and Düsseldorf Stadtbahn line U79 (high-floor, dedicated corridor). Stations feature a succession of low and high platform to accommodate boarding on  both vehicles.

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A ramp between high and low platform sections at Steinsche Gasse station. CC BY-SA 3.0 ReferenceBK.

A SNCB/NMBS/Belgian Rail AM7x DMU unboarding passengers at Aachen Hauptbahnhof. The eccentric Aachen―Spa-Géronstère Omnibus (local) line has this type of vehicle assigned to it, while more central L-routes that serve Bruxelles, Leuven and Antwerpen see more contemporary rolling stock, manufactured either by Siemens or Bombardier. Belgian Rail also operates via Aachen, in partnership with SNCF and DB, the Lille-Dortmund Thalys high-speed line.

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A Deutsche Bahn Regio NRW Bombardier Dopplestockwaggen, operated on behalf of Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Rurh, waiting for passengers on line RE4 (Wupper-Express), headed for Dortmund. VRR handles a tight mesh of 28 express SPNV-lines (public regional rail transit) throughout NRW, with frequencies around 30-60 minutes.

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The Duisburg-Nord Landschaftspark is a must-see if you have some interest in post-industrial design/planning stakes, such as urbanism, heritage and landscape architecture. Duisburg in general is traingeek-material, with a minimum of 1 train every few minutes at Hauptbahnhof, even at 4 AM.

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All pictures by me, CC BY-SA 3.0 except when specified.

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