THE GS TRAM SITE

LUZERN - LUCERNE

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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1959

Line 2 closed on 15 Nov. 1959; Line 1 closed on 11 Nov. 1961, since when there has been no tram service in Lucerne.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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Lucerne 1959 tram map

ROUTES

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (VBL)

  1 Maihof - Luzernhoff - Bahnhof - Pilatusplatz - Kriens Dorf
  2 Bahnhof - Pilatusplatz - Gütsch - Fluhmühle - Emmenbrücke - Gerliswil

FUNICULAR ROUTES

Dietschibergbahn Halde - Dietschiberg
Gütschbahn Luzern - Gütsch
Sonnenbergbahn Kriens - Sonnenberg


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways - 11 km.
  • Dietschibergbahn - 1.2 km.
  • Gütschbahn - 180 m.
  • Sonnenbergbahn - 839 m.


HISTORY

  • Tramways: (steam) 1886 - 1926; (electric) 8 Dec. 1899 - 11 Nov. 1961.
  • Funicular (Dietschibergbahn): 10 Aug. 1912 - 30 Sept. 1978.
  • Funicular (Gütschbahn): 22 Aug. 1984 - today.
  • Funicular (Sonnenbergbahn): 5 May 1902 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways: 1000 mm.
  • Funiculars: 1000 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.
  • Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse. Köln (Germany): Schweers + Wall, 2004.
  • Jacques, P.J. "The tramways of Luzern (Switzerland)", The Modern Tramway, Dec. 1961 (24: 277), p.351-358.

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