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SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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Geneva tram map 1948

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

BA Bel-Air PN Place Neuve
PMB Pont du Mont-Blanc QP Quai de la Poste

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Compagnie Genevoise des Tramways Electriques (CGTE)

  1 Cornavin - Pont du Mont-Blanc - rue du Rhône - blvd. des Philosophes - Plainpalais - Stand - blvd. James Fazy - Cornavin (circular route, both directions)
  2 Cimetière / Jonction - rue du Stand - Rive - rue des Eaux-Vives - Genève-Plage
  4 Palais Wilson (Pl. Châteaubriand) - Bel-Air - Stand - Plainpalais - Acacias - Grand-Lancy
  5 Sécheron (BIT) - rue de Lausanne - Cornavin - Pont du Mont-Blanc - Molard
  6 Vernier - rte de Vernier - rue de Lyon - Cornavin - Chantepoulet - Pont du Mont-Blanc - rue du Rhône - rte. de Florissant - Conches - Veyrier [On Sundays: Vernier - Chantepoulet]
  8 Rive - rte. de Florissant - Conches - Veyrier [Sundays only]
  9 Rive - rue des Eaux-Vives - Genève-Plage - Vésenaz - Hermance
12 Croix-de-Crozon - Carouge - rue de Carouge - Rd-Pt. de Plainpalais - Place Neuve - rue du Marché - Rive - rue de la Terrassière - rte de Chêne - Chêne-Bougeries - Moillesullaz [Change of vehicle] - Annemasse (Gare)
13 Quai de la Poste - Bel-Air - Place Neuve - Rd-Pt. de Plainpalais - rue de Carouge - Carouge - Plan-les-Ouates - Perly
15 Quai de la Poste - Bel-Air - rte de Chancy - Onex - Bernex


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • CGTE - ? 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.
  • 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.

WIKI

WEB SITES


PHOTOGRAPHS

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No.13 tram at its new terminus on Place des Nations (Dec. 2003).
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No.16 tram at its terminus near the Cornavin railway station (Jan. 2004).
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Promenade of trams on rue de Lausanne during the opening of the extension of route No.13 (13 Dec. 2003).


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