The DUEWAG AG was one of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

's major manufacturers for rail
Rail transport
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on...

 vehicles. The business was sold in 1999 to Siemens transportation.


The company was founded in 1898 as Waggonfabrik Uerdingen AG in Uerdingen
Krefeld , also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located northwest of Düsseldorf, its centre lying just a few kilometres to the west of the River Rhine; the borough of Uerdingen is situated directly on the Rhine...

. After the merger with Düsseldorfer Waggonfabrik in 1935, railway vehicles were built in Uerdingen, whilst the Düsseldorf
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 plant produced mainly local traffic vehicles, namely tram
A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

way and light rail
Light rail
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Since 1981, the company officially carried the name DUEWAG.
DUEWAG was sold to Siemens
Siemens AG
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company....

 in 1989 by Talbot and the company was consequently dissolved in 2000.

DUEWAG vehicles were close to a monopoly
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 market in West Germany
West Germany
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, as nearly every tram and light rail vehicle purchased from the 1960s onward was built by DUEWAG.


  • Uerdingen railbus
    Uerdingen railbus
    The Uerdingen railbus is the common term for the multiple units which were developed by the German firm of Waggonfabrik Uerdingen for the Deutsche Bundesbahn and private railways after the Second World War. These vehicles were diesel-powered, twin-axle railbuses of light construction...

  • GT8 tramcar
  • GT6 tramcar
  • TW 400
    TW 400
    The TW 400 is a type of tram vehicle formerly used on the tramways of Hanover, Germany, built from 1956 to 1958 by Düwag. Some units underwent remodeling to prepare them for being used on the Hanover Stadtbahn network but they were never used for this purpose....

  • TW 6000
    TW 6000
    The TW 6000 is a type of articulated light rail vehicle used on the Hanover Stadtbahn system, originally manufactured by Düwag, AEG, Kiepe and Siemens, the later batches being built by LHB ....

    A ' is a tramway or light railway that includes segments built to rapid transit standards, usually as part of a process of conversion to a metro railway, mainly by the building of tunnels in the central city area....

     car (Hanover
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  • Stadtbahnwagen B
    Stadtbahnwagen B
    The Stadtbahnwagen Typ B is a light rail vehicle used by several Stadtbahn networks in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was mainly developed by Düsseldorf-based DUEWAG, who also built the majoritiy of vehicles in a consortium with Siemens and Kiepe...

  • Y-trains

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