Control Center



The vehicles of the H-Bahn operate automatically without a driver. Even in the stations, no personnel are needed.

Monitoring and supporting tasks are administered from the control center. The movements inspector is in control of the vehicles' position and status at any time.

Infrastructure and Operational Characteristics


H-Bahn Dortmund

Network length (single track) approx. 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Track length approx. 3.0 km (1.9 miles)
Route length approx. 3.8 km (2.4 miles)
Stations 5
Switches 6
Vehicles 5, including one special-purpose vehicle
Passengers since opening approx. 16,8 Mio

Traffic Performance per Year

Hours of operation
approx. 3,700
Driven distance approx. 200,000 km (125,000 miles)
Passengers approx. 1.6 Mio
Average availability approx. 99.5 %