THE GS TRAM SITE

ZÜRICH

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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11 Dec. 2011

(UP-TO-DATE)

The system after the opening of the new Zürich-West tram line between Escher-Wyss–Platz and Altstetten (assigned to tram line 4) and the creation of tram line no.17 between Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) and Werdhölzli.




SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA / SVIZRA - SWITZERLAND

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Zurich tram map


INSET: CENTRAL ZÜRICH

Zurich tram map

ABBREVIATION ON THE MAPS

PT Polyterrasse      


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ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ)

  2 Farbhof - Albisriederplatz - Staufferacher - Paradeplatz - Bahnhofstrasse - Quaibrücke - Bellevue - Opernhaus (Opera) - Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen
  3 Albisrieden - Albisriederplatz - Staufferacher - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Central - Kunsthaus (Art Museum) - Römerhof - Klusplatz
  4 Bh. Zürich Altstetten - Pfingstweidstrasse - Hardbrücke - Escher-Wyss-Platz - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Central - Limmat Quai - Bellevue - Opernhaus (Opera) - Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen
  5 Laubegg - Saalsporthalle - Bahnhof Enge - General-Guisan-Quai - Quaibrücke - Bellevue - Kunsthaus (Art Museum) - Platte - Kirche Fluntern (- Zoo [On Sunday afternoons])
  6 ([Weekdays, except late in the evening:] Bahnhof Enge - Paradeplatz - Bahnhofstrasse -) Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Central - ETH/Universitätsspital (ETH/University Hospital) - Platte - Kirche Fluntern - Zoo
  7 Bahnhof Stettbach - Schwamendingen - Milchbuck - Schaffhauserplatz - Central - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Bahnhofstrasse - Paradeplatz - Bahnhof Enge - Morgental - Wollishofen
  8 Hardplatz - Helvetiaplatz - Staufferacher - Paradeplatz - Bahnhofstrasse - Quaibrücke - Bellevue ([except late in the evening:] - Kunsthaus (Art Museum) - Römerhof - Klusplatz)
  9 Triemli - Staufferacher - Paradeplatz - Bahnhofstrasse - Quaibrücke - Bellevue - Kunsthaus (Art Museum) - ETH/Universitätsspital (ETH/University Hospital) - Milchbuck - Schwamendingen - Hirzenbach
10 Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Central - ETH/Universitätsspital (ETH/University Hospital) - Milchbuck - Messe - Bh. Oerlikon Ost - Leutschenbach - Glattpark - Bh. Glattbrugg - Flughafen Kloten (Zürich Airport)
11 Auzelg - Glattpark - Leutschenbach - Messe - Bahnhof Oerlikon - Bucheggplatz - Schaffhauserplatz - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Bahnhofstrasse - Paradeplatz - Bahnhofstrasse - Quaibrücke - Bellevue - Bahnhof Stadelhofen - Kreuzplatz - Hirslanden - Rehalp
12 Bahnhof Stettbach - Giessen - Bahnhof Wallisellen - Auzelg - Glattpark - Bh. Glattbrugg - Flughafen Kloten (Zürich Airport)
13 Frankental - Escher-Wyss-Platz - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Bahnhofstrasse - Paradeplatz - Saalsporthalle - Laubegg - Albisgütli
14 Triemli - Staufferacher - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Schaffhauserplatz - Milchbuck - Messe - Bahnhof Oerlikon Ost - Seebach
15 Bucheggplatz - Schaffhauserplatz - Central - Limmat Quai - Bellevue - Bahnhof Stadelhofen - Kreuzplatz - Römerhof - Klusplatz
17 Werdhölzli - Hardturm - Escher-Wyss-Platz - Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station)

SUBURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Sihltal-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn (SZU)

  S4 Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Sihlwald
S10 Hauptbahnhof (Zürich Station) - Uetliberg

Operator: Forchbahn (FB)

S18 Bahnhof Stadelhofen - Kreuzplatz - Hirslanden - Rehalp - Forch - Esslingen

FUNICULARS AND RACK RAILWAYS

Operator: Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (ZVV)

Seilbahn Rigiblick - 23 Oberstrass - Rigiblick
24 - Polybahn Central - Polyterrasse

Operator: Dolderbahn-Betriebs-AG

25 - Dolderbahn Römerhof - Dolder Bergstation


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramway: 84 km.
  • FB: 13 km. (+ 3 km. shared with the city tramway)
  • SZU: 27 km.
  • Seilbahn Rigiblick: 385 m.
  • Polybahn: 176 m.
  • Dolderbahn: 1.3 km.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: (horse-drawn): 1882 - 1896; (electric): 1894 - today.
  • Forchbahn: (electric): 27 Nov. 1912 - today.
  • Sihltakbahn: (steam) 1892 - 1924; (electric) 1924 - today.
  • Uetlibergbahn: (steam) 1875 - 1923; (electric) 1923 - today.
  • Dolderbahn: (funicular) 1895 - 1973; (rack-railway): 1973 - today.
  • Polybahn (funicular): (water-driven) 1889-1897; (electric) 1897 - today.
  • Seilbahn Rigiblick (funicular): 1901 - today.

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways: 1000 mm.
  • Forchbahn: 1000 mm.
  • Sihltalbahn / Uetlibergbahn: 1435 mm.
  • Dolderbahn: 1000 mm.
  • Polybahn: 1000 mm.
  • Seilbahn Rigiblick: 1000 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Zürich Tram Museum has a large number of preserved trams. One of these historic trams is run through city streets, April to October, as Museum Tram Line 21.


SOURCES

PRINT

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  • 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.
  • Moglestue, A. "The Cobra rules, all above ground", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2005 (68:809), p.180-184.
  • Moglestue, A. "Glattalbahn: Trams for a new city", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2009 (72:856), p.142-143.
  • Moglestue, A. "Tram Zürich West unlocks regeneration", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2012 (75:896), p.300-301.
  • Moglestue, A. "Zürich: Top city - thanks to light rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, April 2005 (68:808), p.130-134.
  • "Systems Fact file No.17: Zürich, Switzerland", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2009 (72 :854), p.59-61.
  • Taplin, M. "The Zürich way". In: Light Rail Review 3. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 2001 [p.5-11].
  • Trüb, W. Die Zürcher Strassenbahnen. Zürich: Eisenbahn-Amateur (Separatdruck), 1961/1978.
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