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BUCUREŞTI - BUCHAREST

ROMÂNIA - ROMANIA

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1938




ROMÂNIA - ROMANIA

BUCUREŞTI - BUCHAREST

ORADEA - NAGYVÁRAD


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BUCHAREST AND SUBURBS

Bucharest tram map 1938


INSET: BUCHAREST - CENTRAL AREA

Bucharest downtown tram map 1938


INSET: BUCHAREST - DOWNTOWN CORE

Bucharest centre tram map 1938

Note: Names of streets, squares etc. used below and on the maps are as they were in 1938.


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

CD Cal. Dorobanţilor SBV Str. Barbu Văcărescu
CLT Calea Lacul Teiului SIF Str. Dr. Iacob Felix
SB Str. Buzeşti      


I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap & Contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

Operator: Societatea Comunală pentru construcțiunea și exploatarea tramvaielor în București

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  1 Com. Colentina – Halele Obor – Calea Moşilor - P. Sfânta Vineri - Splaiul Unirii - Abatorul Comunal
  3 Hipodromul Băneasa - Bd. Mărăşti - Bd. Filantropiei - Str. Buzeşti – Splaiul Independenţei - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Bd. Regina Maria - Antrepozite
  4 Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Splaiul Independenţei - Isvor - Cal. 13 Septembrie - Com. Lupeasca
  5 Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe – Bd. I.C. Brătianu - Cal. Dorobanţilor – Floreasca
  7 Colentina CFR - Halele Obor – Şos. Mihai Bravu - Bd. Ferdinand I - Str. Traian - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Splaiul Independenţei - Str. Uranus - Calea Rahovei - Parcul Rahovei
  9 Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe - Calea Moşilor - Str. Vasile Lascăr - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Str. Barbu Văcărescu - Calea Lacul Teiului
12 Regie – Gara de Nord – Bd. Dinicu Golescu - Splaiul Independenţei - Piaţa 8 Iunie – Calea Serban Voda - Parcul Carol – Cimit. Belu
14 Podul Cotroceni – Bd. Reg. Elisabeta - Bd. Regele Carol - Bd. Pache Protopopescu - Şos. Iancului - Şos. Pantelimon
15 Str. Bucegi - Cal. Griviţei - Gara de Nord - Bd. Lascar Catargiu - Bd. I.C. Brătianu [back: Str. Poincaré] - Splaiul Independenţei - Bd. Regina Maria - Calea Rahovei - Parcul Rahovei
16 Obor – Şos. Mihai Bravu - Halele Obor - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Str. Viitorului - [Bd. I.C. Brătianu - Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe] [back: Splaiul Independenţei - Str. Poincaré] - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Cal. Dudeşti – Str. Dristorului
17 Lacul Tei – Str. Viitorului – Str. Vasile Lascăr - Calea Moşilor - Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Bd. Regina Maria – Parcul Carol – Cimit. Belu - Şos.Giurgiului - Com. Progresul
18 Str. Dristorului – Bd. I. Gh. Duca – Com. Dudeşti Cioplea
19 Cal. Griviţei - Bd. Filantropiei - Bd. Lascar Catargiu - Bd. I.C. Brătianu - Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe - P. Sfânta Vineri - Cal. Dudeşti - Str. Theodor D. Speranţia - Bariera Vergului
20 Bufet - Bd. Filantropiei - Str. Dr. Iacob Felix - Bd. Lascar Catargiu - Bd. I.C. Brătianu [back: Str. Poincaré] - Splaiul Independenţei - Piaţa 8 Iunie - Bd. Regina Maria - Parcul Carol – Cimit. Belu
24 Regie – Gara de Nord – Bd. Dinicu Golescu - Bd. Reg. Elisabeta - Bd. Regele Carol - Bd. Ferdinand I - Gara de Est
25 Azilul El. Doamna - Şos. Pandurilor – Cal. 13 Septembrie - Str. Uranus - Splaiul Independenţei - Piaţa 8 Iunie – P. Sfânta Vineri - Cal. Călăraşilor - Bariera Vergului
26 Gara de Nord – [Cal. Griviţei - Bd. Basarab] [back: Str. Buzeşti] - Şos. Bonaparte - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Şos. Mihai Bravu – Str. Laboratorului
27 Griviţa CFR - Bd. Bucureşti Noi – Com. Bucureşti Noi


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: ?


HISTORY

  • City trams (horse-drawn): 28 Dec. 1872 - 1929; (electric): 9 Dec. 1894 - today.
  • Metro: 19 Nov. 1979 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams: 1435 mm. (standard gauge)
  • Metro: 1432 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Griffiths, N. "Bucuresti tramways in mid-1993" Light Rail & Modern Tramway. Oct. 1994 (57: 682), p.258-268.
  • Lehnhart, H. & Jeanmaire, C. Tramway systems of Eastern Europe II. Villigen AG (Switzerland): Verlag Eisenbahn, 1977.
  • Russell, M. "Romania's tramway revival: Bucureşti" Tramways & Urban Transit. May 2016 (79: 941), p.173-174.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Bucharest: New trams, line refurbishment" Tramways & Urban Transit. Aug. 2007 (70: 836), p.301-304.

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Enormous thanks are due to Mr Silviu-Costin Iancu of Bucharest for the large amount of useful information (consisting of maps, route lists, photos, personal communication) concerning the history of tramways in Bucharest.

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