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The public transport network within the city consists of 5 tram lines and 25 bus lines in the daytime and 8 night buses. The main lines run every 10 minutes in the day time but some buses run only once per hour.
So far trams cover mostly the Southern half of the city. There are big plans and big construction works going on to extend the tram network far out into the surrounding countryside, though. A lot of improvement can be expectected in the next couple of years.
The modern trams are excellent and comfortable, spacious and easy to board because they have no stairs. There are still some old DDR models around, though, and these have steep and high stairs at the doors.
Fares are moderate: a single ticket is 1.80 ?, a day ticket 3.80 ? (fares of September 2011, see the CVAG website linked at the bottom for up-to-date fares). If you plan 3 or more rides the day ticket is worth having.
Chemnitz is part of the regional network, Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS), hence VMS tariff applies.
Blue and yellow are the heraldic colours of the city, hence the colours for buses and trams, unless they covered in advertisements.
For connections, an important stop is Zentralhaltestelle in the heart of the city, one block from the market square, corner Bahnhofstraße/Rathausstraße, where all trams and several bus lines meet. Attention, it consists of two stops, one in Rathausstraße and another round the corner in Bahnhoftrtraße, so check where your bus or tram departs. The stops are well signposted.
The central bus station is located in Schillerplatz two blocks West of the central train station. This is the central stop for the overland bus lines. Construction works are going on in the streets around it at the moment, so there might be deviations and changes in stops.
Website of CVAG in English
Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen - website in German only
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