Line 10 is another curiosity: it's not a tram, but a cog-wheel railway running between Marienplatz and Degerloch. The vehicles (built by MAN and SLM) on this 1000mm-gauge service look like half a DT8, but in fact they were built when only the MAN prototype DT8 existed.
The small flatcar in front of the cog-wheel car is for the bicycles. It was a shock to me that after we've climbed up on the steep hillside, I saw underground Stadtbahn stops on the top! These services go everywhere around the city, climbing, winding and travelling htough kilometers of tunnels - it was pretty impressive, I think!
This is not the cog-wheel railway, it's the Stadtbahn line in Hohenheimer Strasse!
A stop called Bopser.
Ruhbank/Fernsehturm is on top of another hill, of course reachable with the Stadtbahn, and also with the last remaining tram service, route 15!
The trams first go through a forest, then enter an area full with villas.
After that they reach the inner city via Alexanderstrasse, which is probably the steepes slope in the network with 8.5 percents!
The tram passes through the inner city in tunnels. The stops here have both low platforms for the trams...
... and high ones for the Stadtbahn cars.
Earlier models of the DT8 had folding stairs like the one on the picture, for stops with low platform or with no platform at all, but as the Stadtbahn network evolved, most stops received high platforms, so they became unneccessary on some services, and new vehicles were ordered without the stairs.
Charlottenstrasse, where route 15 and the Stadtbahn services merge.
Kelterplatz, on the other side of the city, where route 15 and Stadtbahn diverge.
H÷lderlinplatz, terminus of the Stadtbahn line U2. This is the lates converted service to date. As the place was too small for the curves of both directions before teh terminus, the tracks overlap each other.
Russische Kirche, just one station away. This street is also too narrow, so when there's a train in the stop, cars cannot pass.
Berliner Platz, another junction on the surfave. I'd like to show you all 200 pictures I've taken in Stuttgart, but my webspace is limited, so we will now move over to our next destionation, Heidelberg!