THE GS TRAM SITE

GENÈVE - GENEVA

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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11 Dec. 2011

The network after the extension of line 14 to Bernex and the reorganization of all routes.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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Geneva 2011 downtown tram map



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ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Transports publics genevois (TPG)

12 Palettes - Bachet-de-Pesay - Carouge - Augustins - Plainpalais - Place-Neuve - Rive - Chêne-Bourg - Moillesullaz (some trams have their terminus at Chêne-Bourg)
14 CERN - Hôpital la Tour - Meyrin - Avanchet - Gare Cornavin - Coutance - Bel Air - Stand - Rue du Stand - Route de Chancy - Bernex
14A Meyrin Gravière - Meyrin - Avanchet - Gare Cornavin - Coutance [back: Stand] - Bel Air
15 Palettes - Lancy-Pont Rouge - Acacias - Plainpalais - Stand - Gare Cornavin - Place des Nations

Note: The tram line designation 14A is for the convenience of users of this site. The operator simply uses 14 for this line.

LRT ROUTE

Operator: Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF)

Gare Cornavin - Satigny - Russin - La Plaine


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Trams - 35 km.
  • LRT - 15 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn tramways: 1862 - 1903.
  • Steam tramways: 1877 - 1902.
  • Electric tramways: 1894 - today.
  • LRT (RER): 1994 - today.

GAUGE

TRAMS

  • 1862 - 1902 :1435 mm.
  • 1889 - today: 1000 mm.

LRT

  • (mainline rail track): 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Boegl, W., Dietschy, M., Kallmann, R., Lacreuse, J.-M., Longet, R. & Rahm, E. Le tram à Genève: histoire imagée de la Compagnie Genevoise des Tramways Electriques et de ses précurseurs. Genève: Ed. de Tricorne, 1976.
  • 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.
  • Choisy, M.E.G. "Modernization in Geneva" (translation), The Modern Tramway, Nov. 1950 (13:155), p.237-241.
  • Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse. Köln (Germany): Schweers + Wall, 2004.
  • Kellett, N. "Genève: Where to go, anmd what you'll see", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2004 (67:801), p.336-338.
  • Primatesta, A. Les tramways genevois - L'histoire continue demain. Genève: Mythraz, 2005.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.102 - Geneva, Switzerland", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2016 (79 :939), p.104-108.
  • Russell, M. "Classic Trams: Genève - 150-year milestone reached", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2012 (75 :897), p.360-361.
  • "Systems Fact file No.237: Geneva, Switzerland", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2009 (72 :860), p.308-310.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Geneva: The city that puts quality first", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, July 1997 (60:715), p.250-252.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Geneva: Ten years of solid expansion", Tramways and Urban Transit, Aug. 2002 (65:776), p.297-299.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Geneva: International tramway?", Tramways and Urban Transit, Dec. 2007 (70:840), p.458-461.
  • Wiseman, R.J.S. & Wyse, W.J. "The Swiss vicinal [Part 1]", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Review, Feb. 1969 (32:374), p.53-59.

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