THE GS TRAM SITE

TURKU / ÅBO

SUOMI / FINLAND

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SUOMI - FINLAND

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TURKU / ÅBO


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ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Turun kaupungin liikennelaitos (Turku Tramways)

  1 Turun satama / Åbo hamn (Turku Harbour) - Linnankatu / Slottsgatan - Eerikinkatu / Eriksgatan - Kauppatori / Salutorget - Aninkaistenkatu / Aningaisgatan - Pohjola / Norrstan
  2 Korppolaismäki / Korpolaisbacken - Stålarminkatu / Stålarmsgatan - Martinkatu / Martinsgatan - Eerikinkatu / Eriksgatan - Kauppatori / Salutorget - Uudenmaankatu / Nylandsgatan - Hämeenkatu / Tavastgatan - Nummi / Nummis
  3 Rautatieasema / Järnvägstation (Railway Station) - Humalistonkatu / Humlegårdsgatan - Eerikinkatu / Eriksgatan - Kauppatori / Salutorget - Uudenmaankatu / Nylandsgatan - Itäinen pitkäkatu / Österlånggatan - Martinkatu / Martinsgatan - Puistokatu / Allégatan - Rautatieasema [Circular route, in both directions]

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramways: 16.7 km.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: (horse-drawn) 4 May 1890 - 31 Oct. 1892; (electric): 22 Dec. 1908 - 1 Oct. 1972.

GAUGE

  • Horse tramways: 1436 mm.
  • Electric tramways: 1000 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Lamb, M.V. & Wyse, W.J. "The tramways of Turku (Åbo)", Modern Tramway, Apr. 1965 (28: 328), p.128-136.
  • Laaksonen, M. Turun Raitiotiet - Abo sparvangers - Turku Tramways, Helsinki: Kustantaja Laaksonen, 2009.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Patrick Greifswald in Germany for information obtained through personal communication (e-mail, 16 March 2010).



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