We are a modern service provider with a long-standing tradition. In 1897, the Stadtwerke were founded as the first municipal service provider for tramway operation. In the same year, the first "electric" tram began to travel the streets of the city. Today, there are 122 buses and 6 trams which ensure environmentally compatible mobility in Oberhausen. Almost 460 employees guarantee good connections and good service.
The heart of our network is a public transport route known as Trasse that is independent of individual traffic and which is served by buses and trams, travelling at a speed of up to 80 km/h and thus making sure that passengers can travel conveniently and quickly to and from the main train station, Neue Mitte Oberhausen with CentrO. shopping centre and leisure park and the Sterkrade district. Trams and express buses (SchnellBus) provide direct and comprehensive connections between the city districts and the most important and interesting establishments of Oberhausen and neighbouring cities. Night express lines (NachtExpress, NE) ensure that party-goers reach their destinations safely on weekends around the clock.
The passengers ride in modern buses, which are on average about five years old and all of which are equipped with low-floor technology and air conditioners: a comfort for passengers both in the summer and during wet seasons.
Passengers with limited mobility can also make full use of the public transport system in Oberhausen. All buses and trams are designed without any steps. The buses are also equipped with fold-away ramps that are used when required for wheelchair users. The boarding areas are sufficiently wide.
Important stops have dynamic passenger information systems that provide the current departure times of buses and trams. The Neue Mitte stop, with its forward-looking roof structure designed with steel and glass to resemble a spillikins stack, is still a highlight of modern architecture fifteen years after its unveiling.