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2 Sept. 2002

The system after the prolongation of line 3 to Keizershoek.




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INSET: DOWNTOWN ANTWERP

Antwerp 2002 downtown tram map

ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: De Lijn

  2 Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Plantin – Harmonie – Driehoek – Olympiade – Zwaantjes – Hoboken
  3 Zwijndrecht (Krijgsbaan) – Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Schijnpoort – Merksem – Schoten (Keizershoek)
  4 St. Pietersvliet – Meir – Groenplaats – Marnixplaats – Zuidstation – Kiel – Zwaantjes – Hoboken
  7 St. Pietersvliet – Meir – Nationale Bank – Harmonie – Berchem – Mortsel (Oude God)
  8 Lambermontplaats – Groenplaats – Meir – Nationale Bank – Groenenhoek – Eksterlaar
10 Melkmarkt – Rooseveltplaats – Borgerhout – Deurne
11 Melkmarkt – Rooseveltplaats – Draakplaats – Groenenhoek – Eksterlaar
12 Saerensplein – Schijnpoort – Centraal Station – Opera – Nationale Bank – Zuidstation – Kiel – Zwaantjes – Schoonselhof
15 Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Plantin – Harmonie – Berchem – Mortsel (Oude God)
24 Silsburg – Borgerhout – Centraal Station – Opera – Nationale Bank – Zuidstation


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: ? km.
  • Pre-metro (underground tramline): 7.5 km


HISTORY

  • Urban trams: (horse-drawn) 1 May 1873 - ?; (electric) 2 Sept. 1902 - today.
  • Pre-metro (underground tramline): 25 March 1975 - today.
  • Interurban trams: (horse-drawn) 20 July 1879 – 9 Sept. 1908; (steam) 15 Aug. 1885 – 6 March 1932; (electric) 21 June 1908 – 25 May 1968.

GAUGE

  • Urban trams: 1000 mm.
  • Interurban trams (SNCV): 1000 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Brosteaux, M. "Antwerpen - A new era", Modern Tramway & Rapid Transit Review, Sept.-Oct. 1975 (38:453-454), p.308-314 and 339-341.
  • Floyd, J.D.A. "Tramways in Antwerp", The Modern Tramway, March 1949 (12: 135), p.56-61.
  • Koenot, L., Justens, S. & Hamal, T. Tram 2000 - Flash 1996. Bruxelles: Hamal, 1996.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.112 - Antwerp, Belgium", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2017 (80: 950), p.63-68.
  • Russell, M. "Groenenhoek glory", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2007 (70: 832), p.152-153.
  • "Systems Factfile No.32 - Antwerp, Belgium", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2010 (73: 869), p.179-182.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Antwerpen: 100 years of electric trams", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2002 (65: 777), p.334-337.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Thanks to Peter Zondag (from Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Guy Cools (from Brussels, Belgium) for information obtained through personal communication.


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