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LAUSANNE

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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21 JAN. 2006

The system after the introduction of the LRT line in 1991, the prolongation of the LEB line to Flon in 2000 and the elimination of the rack railway on 21 Jan. 2006.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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Lausanne 2006 tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAP

PO Place de l'Ours SF Saint-François

ROUTES

Operator: Transports publics de la région Lausannoise (TL)

LRT ROUTE

M1 Lausanne-Flon - Malley - UNIL - EPFL - Renens-Gare CFF

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

INTERURBAN ROUTE

LEB Lausanne-Flon - Echallens - Bercher


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • LRT - 8 km.
  • LEB - 24 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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