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Ghent 1950 tram map

ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Electrische Tramwegen van Gent (ETG)

  1 Moscou - Ledebergplein - Korenmarkt - Zuid - Rabot - Van Beverenplein
  2 Sint-Pietersstation - Zuid - Ledeberg - Gentbrugge-Zuid
  3 Mariakerke - Korenmarkt - Bij Sint-Jacob - Dampoort - Meersemdries
  3b Rooigemlaan - Korenmarkt - Bij Sint-Jacob - Dampoort - Gentbruggestraat
  4 Sint-Pietersstation - Korenmarkt - Muide
  4b Sint-Pietersstation - Korenmarkt
  5 Muide - Bij Sint-Jacob - Zuid - Zwijnaarde
  6 Muide - Meulestede
  7 Sint-Pietersstation - Zuid - Dampoort - Darsen
  8 Sint-Pietersstation - Sterre
  9 Sint-Pietersstation - Ledebergplein - Ledeberg - Gentbrugge-Zuid
10 Sint-Pietersstation - Rabot - Muide
20 Gentbrugge-Zuid - Arsenaal - Melle

Routes marked b are actually barré (the number with a line drawn across it).

INTERURBAN (VICINAL) TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Société nationale des chemins de fer vicinaux (SNCV) / Nationale Maatschappij van Buurtspoorwegen (NMVB)

  E Sint-Pietersstation - Rabot - Evergem - Bassevelde*
  G* Sint-Pietersstation - Sterre - Merelbeke/Geraardsbergen
  L Sint-Pietersstation - Dampoort - Lochristi
  M Zuid - Merelbeke
  N Sint-Pietersstation / Rabot - Drongen - Nevele
  O Sint-Pietersstation - Dampoort - Oostakker - Zaffelare*
  W Sint-Pietersstation - Dampoort - Wetteren
  Z Sint-Pietersstation - Rabot - Zomergem

* Routes/served localities marked with an asterisk were not electrified

Lines M & Z, although part of the Vicinal network, were operated by ETG.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: 53 km.
  • Interurban (Vicinal) trams: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Urban trams: (horse-drawn) 24 May 1874 - ?; (battery) 1898 - 1904; (electric) 1 Dec. 1901 - today.
  • Interurban trams: (steam) 1887 - 1956; (electric) 1901 - 30 May 1959.

GAUGE

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

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Koenot, L., Justens, S. & Hamal, T. Tram 2000 - Flash 1996. Bruxelles: Hamal, 1996.
  • Pulling, N. "Gent - Expansion and modernisation", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2008 (71:851), p.423-425.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.62 - Ghent, Belgium", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2012 (75:899), p.423-426.
  • Vancraeynest, B.R. "The Gent tramways", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, Jan. 1991 (54: 637), p.11-22.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Gent: Small but perfectly formed", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2002 (64:769), p.8-11.

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