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LAUSANNE

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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1938

The system at its greatest extent.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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Lausanne 1938 tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

PO Place de l'Ours SF Saint-François
R Riponne      

ROUTES

Operator: Tramways Lausannois (TL), ancestor of Transports publics de la région Lausannoise (TL)

TRAM ROUTES

1/11 Epinettes - Gare CFF - Georgette - Saint-François - Riponne - Parc des Sports
2/12 Bois-de-Vaux - Gare CFF - Georgette - Saint-François - Riponne - Bergières
3/13 Gare CFF - Georgette - Saint-François - Chauderon - Prilly
4/14 Ouchy - Georgette - Saint-François
6/16 Gare CFF - Saint-François - Riponne - Tunnel – Place de l'Ours - La Sallaz
7/17 Gare CFF - Chauderon - Saint-François - Place de l'Ours - Chailly - La Rosiaz
8/18 Port de Pully - Montchoisi - Georgette - Saint-François
9/19 Lutry - Pully - Saint-François - Chauderon - Malley - Renens-Gare CFF
20 Tunnel – Le Mont - Cugy - Montheron
21 Tunnel – Place de l'Ours - La Sallaz - En Marin – Chalet-à-Gobet
22 Tunnel – Place de l'Ours - La Sallaz - En Marin – Chalet-à-Gobet - Mézières – Moudon
23 Tunnel – Place de l'Ours - La Sallaz - En Marin – Savigny

NB: In the case of double route numbering (e.g. 7/17) the second was used for the reverse trip.

RACK RAILWAY ROUTES

LO Ouchy - Gare CFF - Flon
LG Gare CFF - Flon

Operator: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher (LEB)

INTERURBAN ROUTE

LEB Lausanne-Chauderon - Echallens - Bercher


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways - 66 km.
  • Rack railway - 1.5 km.
  • LEB - 23 km.


HISTORY

  • Lausanne trams: (electric) 29 Aug. 1896 - 6 Jan. 1964.
  • Interurban rail (Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Jorat, merged with TL in 1910): (electric) 16 May 1902 - 3 Mar. 1963.
  • Interurban rail (LEB): (steam) 1 June 1874 - 11 Jan. 1936; (electric) 11 Jan. 1936 - today.
  • Light rail (Métro-Ouest (TSOL), later called M1: (electric) 24 May 1991 - today.
  • Funicular [after 1959: Rack Railway] (Lausanne-Ouchy [LO], "La Ficelle"): 15 Mar. 1877 - 21 Jan. 2006.
  • Funicular [after 1959: Rack Railway] (Lausanne-Gare [LG]): 5 Dec. 1879 - 21 Jan. 2006.
  • Métro (M2): 28 Sept. 2008 - today.

GAUGE

  • TL/LEB: 1000 mm.
  • TSOL/Funicular/Rack Railway/Métro: 1435 mm.

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.
  • Comte, T. "Un siècle de transports urbains à Lausanne / Hundert Jahre Verkehrsbetriebe Lausanne", Endstation Ostring, June - Nov. 1996, No.17, p.4-15.
  • Cross, B. & Hofmann, P. "The Lausanne - Echallens - Bercher light railway", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Dec. 1993 (56: 672), p.311-317.
  • Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse. Köln (Germany): Schweers + Wall, 2004.
  • Grandguillaume, M., Jutterand, J., Merminod, Y. et al. Les tramways lausannois, 1896-1964. Lausanne: BVA, 1977.
  • Honegger, A. "Switzerland's trolley interurban [Lausanne-Moudon] closes", Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, June 1963 (26: 306), p.216-217.
  • Wyse, W.J. "Tramway du Sud-Ouest Lausannois (TSOL, alias Métro Ouest)", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Feb. 1992 (55: 650), p.33-38.

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