THE GS TRAM SITE

ANTWERPEN / ANVERS – ANTWERP

BELGIË / BELGIQUE – BELGIUM

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7 Sept. 2015

The Antwerp tram system after the reintroduction of trams to Brusselstraat (line 4) on 6 Dec. 2014 and the opening of new track between Deurne and Wommelgem, part of new route No.8, on 7 Sept. 2015.




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ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: De Lijn

  2 Schoten (Keizershoek) – Merksem – Sportpaleis – Handel – Centraal Station – Plantin – Harmonie – Olympiade – Zwaantjes – Hoboken
  3 Zwijndrecht (Krijgsbaan) – Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Handel – Sportpaleis – Merksem – Schoten (Keizershoek)
  4 Hoboken – Zwaantjes – Station Zuid – Bolivarplaats – Tropisch Instituut – Groenplaats – Meir – Nationale Bank – Berchem Station – Eksterlaar – Deurne - Silsburg
  5 Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Handel – Sportpaleis – Ruggeveld – Wijnegem
  6 Metropolis – Sportpaleis – Handel – Centraal Station – Plantin – Harmonie – Olympiade
  7 St. Pietersvliet – Meir – Nationale Bank – Harmonie – Mortsel
  8 Centraal Station / Astrid - De Roma - Deurne - Wommelgem
  9 Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Plantin – Berchem Station – Eksterlaar
10 Melkmarkt – Rooseveltplaats – Centraal Station – De Roma – Borgerhout – Ruggeveld – Wijnegem
11 Melkmarkt – Rooseveltplaats – Centraal Station – Plantin & Moretus – Berchem Station
12 Sportpaleis – Gasstraat – Centraal Station – Rooseveltplaats – Opera – Nationale Bank – Bestorming – Bolivarplaats
15 Linkeroever – Brabotunnel – Groenplaats – Meir – Opera – Centraal Station – Plantin – Harmonie – Mortsel – Boechout
24 Silsburg – Deurne – De Roma – Centraal Station – Opera – Nationale Bank – Bestorming – Zuidstation – Zwaantjes – Schoonselhof


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: 79 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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