THE GS TRAM SITE

BUCUREŞTI - BUCHAREST

ROMÂNIA - ROMANIA

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ROMÂNIA - ROMANIA

BUCUREŞTI - BUCHAREST

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Bucharest tram map 1973


INSET: CENTRAL BUCHAREST

Bucharest downtown tram map 1973

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


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

Bd.Ex. Bd. Exposiţiei SB Str. Buzeşti
CD Cal. Dorobanţilor SI Splaiul Independenţei
PSV P. Sfânta Vineri      


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 maps 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: Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti (RATB)

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  1 Şos. Colentina – Obor – Calea Moşilor - P. Sfânta Vineri - Timpuri Noi - Splaiul Unirii
  2 16 Februarie – Calea Giuleşti – Gara de Nord – Bd. Dinicu Golescu - Podul Izvor – Str. Uranus – Calea Rahovei – Alexandria
  3 Str. Mezeş – Şos. Chitilei – Cal. Griviţei – Bd. Exposiţiei - Bd. Mărăşti - Bd. Ion Mihalache - Str. Buzeşti – Podul Izvor - Str. Uranus – Cal. 13 Septembrie – Cartier T. Vladimirescu
  4 Piaţa Presei Libere – Bd. Mărăşti - Bd. Ion Mihalache - Bd. Iancu de Hunedoara – Şos. Ştefan cel Mare – Obor - Şos. Colentina
  5 Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe – Calea Moşilor – Piaţa C.A. Rosetti - Str. Vasile Lascăr - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Cal. Dorobanţilor – Cal. Floreasca – Şos. Pipera
  6 Nuferilor - Cal. Griviţei – Bd. Bucureşti Noi - Laromet
  7 Podul Izvor – Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria - Parcul Carol – P. Eroii Revoluţiei - Şos.Giurgiului - C.F.R. Progresul
  8 Cartier T. Vladimirescu - Cal. 13 Septembrie – Str. Uranus - Podul Izvor - Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria - Bd. George Coşbuc - Calea Rahovei – Cal. Ferentari – P. Ferentari
  9 Stăv. Ciurei - Splaiul Independenţei – Grădina Botanică – Şos. Panduri – Şos. Viilor - P. Eroii Revoluţiei - P. Sudului – Şos. Berceni - IMGB
10 Nuferilor - Cal. Griviţei – Şos. Chitilei - Str. Mezeş
11 16 Februarie – Calea Giuleşti – Grozăveşti – Grădina Botanică - Şos. Panduri – Şos. Viilor – P. Eroii Revoluţiei - P. Sudului
12 Bd. Regiei – Gara de Nord – Bd. Dinicu Golescu - Podul Izvor – Splaiul Independenţei - Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria - Parcul Carol – P. Eroii Revoluţiei - Şos.Giurgiului - C.F.R. Progresul
13 ITB Militari – Bd. Iuliu Maniu - Grădina Botanică - Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria – Hala Traian – Bd. Pache Protopopescu - Şos. Iancului – Şos. Pantelimon
14 Stăv. Ciurei - Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria – Hala Traian – Bd. Ferdinand I – Şos. Pantelimon - Granitul
15 Alexandria - Calea Rahovei – Bd. George Coşbuc - Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria – Hala Traian – P. Muncii
16 Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe – Calea Moşilor – Piaţa C.A. Rosetti - Str. Vasile Lascăr - Str. Viitorului – Bd. Lacul Tei – Platf. Industrială Pipera
17 Bd. Lacul Tei – Str. Viitorului – Str. Vasile Lascăr - Piaţa C.A. Rosetti - Calea Moşilor – P. Sf. Gheorghe - P. Sfânta Vineri – Timpuri Noi - Parcul Carol – P. Eroii Revoluţiei - Şos.Giurgiului - C.F.R. Progresul
18 Alexandria - Calea Rahovei – Str. Uranus – Podul Izvor - Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria – Bd. George Coşbuc - Calea Rahovei – Alexandria [Loop route, clockwise]
19 P. Sfânta Vineri - Calea Dudeşti - Bd. Camil Ressu – Complex RATB Titan
20 Laromet - Bd. Bucureşti Noi - Cal. Griviţei – Bd. Ion Mihalache - Str. Buzeşti – Podul Izvor - Str. Uranus – Cal. 13 Septembrie – Şos. Viilor - P. Eroii Revoluţiei - Str. Şura Mare
21 Şos. Colentina – Obor – Calea Moşilor - Piaţa Sf. Gheorghe
22 P. Sfânta Vineri - Timpuri Noi - Parcul Carol – P. Eroii Revoluţiei - P. Sudului – Şos. Berceni - IMGB
23 Uzina Republica - Bd. Basarabia - P. Muncii - Hala Traian - Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria - Bd. George Coşbuc - Calea Rahovei – Cal. Ferentari – P. Ferentari
24 Uzina Republica - Bd. Basarabia - P. Muncii - Şos. Mihai Bravu - Obor - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare – Bd. Iancu de Hunedoara – Gara de Nord - Cal. Griviţei - Bd. Bucureşti Noi - Str. Coralilor
25 ITB Militari – Bd. Iuliu Maniu - Şos. Panduri – Cal. 13 Septembrie - Str. Uranus - Podul Izvor
26 Palatul Cotroceni - Şos. Panduri - Şos. Viilor - P. Eroii Revoluţiei - Parcul Carol Timpuri Noi - Splaiul Unirii - Şos. Mihai Bravu - Obor - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Bd. Iancu de Hunedoara - Str. Buzeşti – Bd. D. Golescu - Grozăveşti - Grădina Botanică - Palatul Cotroceni [Circular route, both directions]
27 Gara de Nord - Bd. Iancu de Hunedoara - Şos. Ştefan cel Mare - Obor - Şos. Mihai Bravu - Bd. Camil Ressu - Complex RATB Titan
28 Granitul - FCME
29 C.F.R. Progresul - Jilava
30 Podul Izvor – Splaiul Independenţei – Piaţa Unirii – Bd. Regina Maria - Calea Dudeşti - Bd. Camil Ressu – Str. Liviu Rebreanu – Barajul Dunarii


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: ca.175 km.


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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