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22 Apr. 2014

Brussels after the extension of tram route 62 to Eurocontrol (on 22 Apr.) and some other changes (on 10 March).




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I created the above map by overlaying an OpenStreetMap (OSM) map with my own data. Copyright on the OSM map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for this map corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

AL/KW Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet PE Princesse Élisabeth / Prinses Elisabeth
CJ/KJ Cimetière Jette / Kerkhof van Jette PN/NP Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort
DB De Brouckère      

ROUTES

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

TRAM ROUTES

  3 Esplanade – De Wand – Heembeek – G. du Nord / Noordstation – Rogier - De Brouckère – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – St. Gilles / Sint-Gillis - Albert – Vanderkindere – Churchill
  4 G. du Nord / Noordstation – Rogier - De Brouckère – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – St. Gilles / Sint-Gillis – Albert – Vanderkindere – Uccle / Ukkel – Stalle
  7 Heysel / Heizel – Centenaire / Eeuwfeest - De Wand – Heembeek – Princesse Élisabeth / Prinses Elisabeth - Meiser - Diamant – Montgomery – Etterbeek – Buyl – Legrand – Churchill – Vanderkindere
19 Groot-Bijgaarden – Berchem-Ste-Agathe / Sint-Agatha- Berchem – Simonis – Jette - Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette – De Greef – Centenaire / Eeuwfeest - De Wand
25 Rogier – G. du Nord / Noordstation – Liedts - Bienfaiteurs / Weldoeners - Meiser - Diamant – Montgomery – Etterbeek – Buyl – Marie-José – Boondael / Boondaal [Operates between Rogier and Buyl in the evenings and all day on Sundays and holidays]
(31) G. du Nord / Noordstation – Rogier - De Brouckère – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – Saint-Guidon / Sint-Guido – Marius Renard [Evenings only]
(32) Da Vinci – Tilleul / Linde - Verboekhoven - Liedts - G. du Nord / Noordstation – Rogier - De Brouckère – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – Wiels - Forest / Vorst – Uccle / Ukkel – Stalle – Drogenbos [Evenings only]
39 Montgomery – Woluwe – Stockel / Stokkel – Ban-Eik
44 Montgomery – Woluwe – Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud – Tervuren
51 Stade / Stadium - De Greef – Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette – Yser / IJzer – Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – St. Gilles / Sint-Gillis - Albert – Uccle / Ukkel - Uccle Calevoet / Ukkel Kalevoet - Van Haelen
55 Da Vinci – Tilleul / Linde - Verboekhoven - Liedts - G. du Nord / Noordstation – Rogier
62 Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette - Bockstael - Liedts - Bienfaiteurs / Weldoeners - Meiser - Evere - Da Vinci - Eurocontrol
81 Montgomery – Merode – La Chasse / De Jacht – Flagey – Bailli / Baljuw - Janson – St. Gilles / Sint-Gillis – Verhaegen – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – Saint-Guidon / Sint-Guido – Marius Renard [Day service only]
82 Drogenbos – Stalle – Forest / Vorst – Wiels – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort – Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Berchem-Ste-Agathe / Sint-Agatha-Berchem – Berchem [Day service only]
(83) Montgomery – Merode – La Chasse / De Jacht – Flagey – Bailli / Baljuw - Janson – Barrière / Bareel – Verhaegen – G. du Midi / Zuidstation – Porte de Ninove / Ninoofse Poort – Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Berchem-Ste-Agathe / Sint-Agatha-Berchem – Berchem [Evenings only]
92 Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek – Princesse Élisabeth / Prinses Elisabeth - Verboekhoven - Botanique / Kruidtuin – Louise/ Louiza – Janson – Vanderkindere – Uccle / Ukkel – Dieweg – Fort Jaco
93 Stade / Stadium – De Greef - Cim.Jette / Kerkhof van Jette – Bockstael – Liedts - Botanique / Kruidtuin – Louise / Louiza – Bailli / Baljuw - Legrand
94 Louise / Louiza – Bailli / Baljuw - Legrand – Buyl – Marie-José – Boondael / Boondaal – Wiener – Hermann-Debroux - Woluwe (Musée du Tram / Trammuseum)
97 Louise/ Louiza – Janson – Horta - St. Gilles / Sint-Gillis – Wiels - Forest / Vorst – Stalle – Uccle / Ukkel – Dieweg

METRO ROUTES

  1 Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Beekkant – De Brouckère – Gare Centrale / Centraal Station – Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet – Merode – Montgomery – Stockel / Stokkel
  2 Elisabeth – Rogier – Botanique / Kruidtuin – Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet – Louise/ Louiza – Gare du Midi / Zuidstation – Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Beekkant – Simonis
  5 Erasmus – Saint-Guidon / Sint-Guido – Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Beekkant – De Brouckère – Gare Centrale / Centraal Station – Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet – Merode – Hermann-Debroux
  6 Elisabeth – Rogier – Botanique / Kruidtuin – Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet – Louise/ Louiza – Gare du Midi / Zuidstation – Gare de l’Ouest / Weststation – Beekkant – Simonis – Bockstael – Heysel / Heizel - Roi Baudouin/ Koning Boudewijn


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Trams: 139 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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