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NEUCHÂTEL

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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11 Dec. 2013

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Neuchâtel routes after renumbering.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

BASEL

BERN / BERNE

FRIBOURG / FREIBURG

GENÈVE / GENEVA

LAUSANNE

LUZERN / LUCERNE

NEUCHÂTEL

ZÜRICH


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ROUTES

Operator: TransN (Transports publics neuchâtelois)

TRAM ROUTE

215 Place Pury - Auvernier - Areuse - Boudry

FUNICULAR ROUTES

110 Université - Gare CFF
111 La Coudre - Chaumont
112 Ecluse - Plan


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways - 19 km.
  • Funiculars - 2.8 km.


HISTORY

  • Neuchâtel trams: (steam) 1892 - 1902; (horse-drawn) 1894 - 1897; (electric) 1897 - today.
  • Funicular (Ecluse - Plan): (hydraulic) 1890 - 1907; (electric) 1907 - today.
  • Funicular (Chaumont): (electric) 1910 - today.
  • Funicular (Fun'ambule): (electric; fully automated) 2001 - today.

GAUGE

  • (All except the Fun'ambule): 1000 mm.
  • Fun'ambule: 1600 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 the Neuchatel area", The Modern Tramway, Nov. 1961 (24:287), p.324-327.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Neuchâtel: Swiss lakeside city with tram-train ambitions", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2005 (68: 816), p.476-479.

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