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16 Jan. 1930

Strasbourg on the day of inauguration of the Strasbourg - Ottrott interurban tramway.




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INSET: URBAN STRASBURG

Strasbourg 1930 urban tram map




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URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Compagnie des tramways strasbourgeois (CTS)

  1 Gare centrale - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf - Pont du Rhin
  2 Breuschwickersheim - Wolfisheim - Koenigshoffen - Place Blanche - Place Kléber - Place de la République - Av. des Vosges - Place Brant - Place Arnold - Pont d'Anvers
  3 Gare centrale - Rue Kuhn - Place Kléber - La Poste - Place Brant - Orangerie / Robertsau Ste. Anne
  4 Hoenheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf - Neuhof
  5 Place Arnold - Quartier des XV - Vieux Pont du Canal
  6 Gare centrale - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf Ouest - Meinau - Graffenstaden
  8 Wacken - Porte de Schiltigheim - Rue Oberlin - Place Kléber - R. de Molsheim - Roethig - Lingolsheim
  9 Bischheim - Schiltigheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Arsenal
10 Gare centrale - Bd. du Président Wilson - Av. des Vosges - Place de la République - Av. des Vosges - Place Brant - Place du Corbeau - Porte de l’Hôpital - Gare centrale [Circular route, both directions]
15 Oberhausbergen - Cronenbourg - Porte de Saverne - Place Kléber - La Poste

Note: There is some doubt as to the extact termini of lines 5 and 15. I will gladly change the information given here if someone can supply more accurate data.

INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Compagnie des tramways strasbourgeois (CTS)

M Strasbourg (Place du Corbeau) - Graffenstaden - Erstein (branch to Erstein gare) - Boofzheim (branch to Rhinau) - Marckolsheim
O Strasbourg (Ancienne Gare) - Gare centrale - R. de Molsheim - Roethig - Lingolsheim - Obernai - Ottrott
T Strasbourg (Ancienne Gare) - Porte de Saverne - Cronenbourg - Oberhausbergen - Dingsheim - Truchtersheim
W Strasbourg (Ancienne Gare) - Porte de Saverne - Cronenbourg - Oberhausbergen - Dingsheim - Westhoffen

The interurban route designations M, O, T and W are used for convenience only, and were not used by the operator.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramway: 83 km.
  • Interurban tramways:
    • Strasbourg - Marckolsheim line: 55 km. (of which about 7 km. shared with the urban network) (+ Erstein branch: 3.2 km., Boofzheim - Rhinau branch: 2 km.)
    • Strasbourg - Ottrott line: 34.7 km. (of which 7 km. shared with the urban network)
    • Strasbourg - Dingsheim: 6.5 km. line: 15 km. (of which 5.2 km. shared with the urban network)
    • Dingsheim - Truchtersheim: 8.5 km.
    • Dingsheim - Westhoffen: 21 km.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramway (first generation): (horse-drawn): 22 July 1878 - 2 Feb. 1926; (steam) 1878 - after 1895; (electric) 13 July 1895 - 30 Apr. 1960.
  • Urban tramway (second generation): 26 Nov. 1994 - today.
  • Interurban trams:
    • Strasbourg - Marckolsheim line (steam originally, then electric after 1925/26): 20 Oct. 1886 - 1 Oct. 1955 (interrupted in 1944 due to war damage, restarted 4 Nov. 1945, but only as far as Boofzheim)
    • Strasbourg - Ottrott line (always electric): 16 Jan. 1930 - 31 March 1955
    • Strasbourg - Truchtersheim line (steam originally, then electric after 1925/26): 30 Sept. 1887 - 4 Oct. 1953 (with interruption, 1 Oct. 1937 - 7 Aug. 1938) (branch Dingsheim - Westhoffen, 1 July 1903 - 19 Aug. 1953)

Note: As Strasbourg belonged to Germany before 1918, its tram network originally extended across the Rhine to the city of Kehl and the countryside beyond. But these connections were interrupted in 1918, and never restarted. Therefore, dates and other information related to the right bank of the Rhine are not mentioned on this page.

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GAUGE

  • Tramway (first generation): mostly 1000 mm. (horse tramways, some steam tramways and some early electric tramways: 1435 mm.)
  • Tramway (second generation): 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Haydock, D. "French progress: Strasbourg's futuristic tramway", Light Rail Review 6, 1994, p. 41-50.
  • Muller, G. Génération tram. Strasbourg: Oberlin, 2000.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.15: Strasbourg, France", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2008 (71: 852), p.463-465.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.48: Strasbourg, France", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2011 (74: 885), p.355-358.
  • Robert, J. Histoire des transports dans les villes de France Neuilly-sur-Seine: J. Robert, 1974.
  • Wilson, J.S. "Strasbourg opens its Eurotram service", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Apr. 1995 (58: 688), p.90-92.

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