Chemnitz is the third largest city in Saxony after Dresden and Leipzig with almost 250,000 inhabitants. It has a tram network with a size of approx. 40 kilometres, most of which has a light rail system.
There are also several so-called Tram-Train lines that connect the tram Network with the neighbouring cities on railway lines. The first of these was the route to Stollberg at the end of 2002. The previously diesel-operated line was equipped with 750 V DC overhead wires. Since then, red painted Variobahn trams are running as line C11 to the town 20 kilometres away. Since the end of 2016, "Tramlink" vehicles with additional diesel engines are operation on the railway lines to Burgstädt, Mittweida and Hainichen.
The urban tram lines and buses are operated by → CVAG (Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG)
, the Tram-Trains under the brand name "ChemnitzBahn" by → City-Bahn Chemnitz GmbH