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ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

AL/KW Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet PN/NP Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort
CJ/KJ Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette R Rogier
DB De Brouckère      

Abandoned route segment since Apr. 2007:

  • G. du Midi / Zuidstation - G. de l’Ouest / Weststation (route 83)

ROUTES

Operator: Société des transports intercommunaux bruxellois (STIB) / Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel (MIVB)

TRAM ROUTES

  4 Esplanade - De Wand - Heembeek - G. du Nord / Noordstation - De Brouckère - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Horta - Albert - Vanderkindere - Danco - Stalle
19 Groot-Bijgaarden - Schweitzer - Simonis - Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette - De Greef - De Wand
23 Heysel / Heizel - De Wand - Heembeek - Diamant - Montgomery - Etterbeek - Buyl - Legrand - Churchill - Vanderkindere - Albert - Horta - G. du Midi / Zuidstation
24 Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek - Diamant - Montgomery - Etterbeek - Buyl - Legrand - Churchill - Vanderkindere [Daytime only]
25 Rogier - G. du Nord / Noordstation - Diamant - Montgomery - Etterbeek - Buyl - Marie-José - Boondael / Boondaal
32 Drogenbos - Stalle - Uccle / Ukkel - Forest / Vorst - Verhaegen - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - De Brouckère - G. du Nord / Noordstation [Evenings only]
39 Montgomery - Woluwe - Stockel / Stokkel - Ban-Eik
44 Montgomery - Woluwe - Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud - Tervuren
55 Bordet - G. du Nord / Noordstation - De Brouckère - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Horta - Albert - Silence / Stilte
56 Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek - G. du Nord / Noordstation - De Brouckère - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Saint-Guidon / Sint-Guido - Marius Renard
81 Montgomery - Merode - La Chasse / De Jacht - Flagey - Janson - Barrière / Bareel - Verhaegen - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort - Yser / IJzer - Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette - De Greef - Heysel / Heizel
82 [Daytime only: Drogenbos - Stalle - Uccle / Ukkel - Forest / Vorst - Verhaegen - ] G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort - G. de l’Ouest / Weststation - Schweitzer - Berchem
92 Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek - Botanique / Kruidtuin - Louise/ Louiza - Janson - Vanderkindere - Danco - Dieweg - Fort Jaco
94 Stade / Stadium - Cim.Jette/Kerkhof van Jette - Bockstael - Botanique / Kruidtuin - Louise/ Louiza - Legrand - Buyl - Marie-José - Boondael / Boondaal - Wiener - Hermann-Debroux
97 Louise/ Louiza - Janson - Barrière / Bareel - Forest / Vorst - Stalle

METRO ROUTES

  1A Roi Baudouin/ Koning Noudewijn - Bockstael - Simonis - Beekkant - De Brouckère - G. Centrale / Centraal Station - Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet - Merode - Hermann-Debroux
  1B Erasmus - Saint-Guidon / Sint-Guido - Beekkant - De Brouckère - G. Centrale / Centraal Station - Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet - Merode - Montgomery - Stockel / Stokkel
  2 Simonis - Rogier - Botanique / Kruidtuin - Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet - Louise/ Louiza - G. du Midi / Zuidstation - Delacroix


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Trams: 130 km.
  • Métro: 40 km.


HISTORY

  • Urban trams: (horse-drawn) 1 May 1869 - ?; (steam) 1879 - ?; (electric) 1 May 1894 - today.
  • Interurban trams: (steam) 8 Sept. 1887 - 25 July 1937; (electric) 21 June 1894 - 31 July 1978.
  • Métro: (pré-métro) 1969 - today; (true métro) 20 Sept. 1976 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams (TB, then STIB): 1435 mm.
  • Trams (CFE): 1000 mm.
  • Interurban trams (SNCV): 1000 mm.
  • Métro: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Brussels Tram Museum (Le musée du Transport Urbain Bruxellois / Het Brussels Trammuseum) in Woluwe has a large number of preserved Brussels trams and runs some of them regularly on the Brussels tram network for tourists.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Brussels: Railway & tramway map. Exeter [England]: Quail Map Co., 1984.
  • Davies, W.J.K. The Vicinal story - Light railways in Belgium, 1885-1991.Scarborough [England]: Light Rail Transit Association, 2nd ed., 2006.
  • De Meurs, J. "The 1958 World Fair and the Brussels tramways", The Modern Tramway, Sept. 1958 (21:249), p.198-209.
  • Decock, P. La STIB quadragénaire: aspects divers d'une histoire mouvementée. Bruxelles. STIB, 1994.
  • Hansart, Y.-L. & Skelsey, G. "Brussels: Tramways plan for a rosy future", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2005 (68:811), p.260-265.
  • Historique des lignes des tramways bruxellois. Bruxelles: Musée privé de documentation ferroviaire (MUPDOFER), 1990.
  • Kirk, D.D. "Vicinal Route List", Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, Jan. 1963 (26:301), p.27-28.
  • Koenot, L., Justens, S. & Hamal, T. Tram 2000 - Flash 1996. Bruxelles: Hamal, 1996.
  • Skelsey, G. "Brussels tramways: The last three years", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2002 (64:769), p.12-15.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.50: Brussels, Belgium", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2011 (74: 887), p.435-438.
  • Skelsey, G. "The end of the Brussels 7000-class PCCs", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2010 (73: 868), p.142-143.
  • Skelsey, G. "Tramways of the STIB since the Second World War", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 1999 (62:739), p.252-255.
  • Skelsey, G & Hansart, Y.-L. "Brussels: Developing the Metro", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2014 (77: 916), p.165-167.
  • Skelsey, G & Hansart, Y.-L. "Still growing: Brussels' tramway expands", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2014 (77: 915), p.112-116.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Guy Cools (from Brussels, Belgium) for information obtained through personal communication.


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