THE GS TRAM SITE

BERN - BERNE

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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12 Dec. 2010

The network after the opening of lines 7 and 8 (Tram Bern West) and the integration of the LRT line to Worb into the Berne municipal system (line 6).




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

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ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: BERNMOBIL

3 Bern Bahnhof - Weissenbühl
6 Fischermätteli - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Muri bei Bern - Gümligen - Worb
7 Bümpliz - Loryplatz - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Ostring
8 Brünnen Westside Bahnhof - Bethlehem - Loryplatz - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Saali
9 Wabern - Schönegg - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Kursaal - Breitenrain - Guisanplatz (BEA-Expo)

FUNICULARS

GURTENBAHN

Operator: Gurtenbahn Bern AG

   Wabern - Gurten Kulm

GURTENBAHN

Operator: Drahtseilbahn Marzili-Stadt Bern AG

   Bundeshaus (Swiss Federal Parliament) - Marzili


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramway: 33.4 km.
  • Gurtenbahn (funicular): 1059 m.
  • Marzilibahn (funicular): 105 m.


HISTORY

  • City trams: compressed air: 1890-1901; steam: 1894-1914; electricity: 1902 - today.
  • LRT: steam: 1898 - 1910; electricity: 1910 - 12 Dec. 2010 (integrated into the municipal system).
  • Gurtenbahn: 12 Sept. 1899 - today.
  • Marzilibahn: 18 July 1885 - today.

GAUGE

  • City trams/LRT: 1000 mm.
  • Gurtenbahn: 1000 mm.
  • Marzilibahn: 750 mm. (until 1974); 900 mm. (1974 - today)

TRAM PRESERVATION

There is a Tram Museum in Bern, operated by Tramverein Bern (TVB). It has a large collection of preserved trams, some of which regularly run as musum trams through city tracks.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Buckley, R.J. Tramways and Light Railways of Switzerland and Austria. Milton Keynes (England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1st ed., 1984.
  • Buckley, R.J. Tramways and Light Railways of Switzerland and Austria. Milton Keynes (England): Light Rail Transit Association, 2nd ed., 2000.
  • Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse Köln (Germany): Schweers + Wall, 2004.
  • Moglestue, A. "Bern is boldly branching out again: Bern Tram West", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2011 (74:879), p.106-107.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.82: Bern, Switzerland." Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2014 (77: 919), p.294-298.
  • Russell, M. "Bern tramways at 125." Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2016 (79: 938), p.76-77.
  • Russell, M. "Steaming through Bern." Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2011 (74: 886), p.412-413.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Bern: The Swiss tram revival reaches the capital", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2004 (67:797), p.173-177.

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