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URBAN TRAM ROUTES
Operator: De Lijn
|1||Flanders Expo - Sint-Pietersstation - Korenmarkt - Rabot - Wondelgem - Heinakker - Evergem|
|2||Zwijnaarde - Zwijnaardebrug - Sint-Pietersstation - Rozemarijnbrug - Kouter - Zuid - Stelplaats - Melle Leeuw|
|4||UZ Gent - Sint-Pietersstation - Rozemarijnbrug - Rabot - Muidebrug - Korenmarkt - Zuid - Gentbrugge Moscou|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Urban trams: 29 km.
- 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.
- Trams : 1000 mm.
- Interurban trams (SNCV): 1000 mm.
- Davies, W.J.K. The Vicinal story - Light railways in Belgium, 1885-1991. Scarborough [England]: Light Rail Transit Association, 2nd ed., 2006.
- 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.
Thanks to Guy Cools (from Brussels, Belgium) for corrections made to this page.
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