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|3||Bern Bahnhof - Weissenbühl|
|6||Fischermätteli - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Muri bei Bern - Gümligen - Worb|
|7||Bümpliz - Loryplatz - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Ostring|
|8||Brünnen Westside Bahnhof - Bethlehem - Loryplatz - Mattenhof - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Helvetiaplatz - Murifeld - Saali|
|9||Wabern - Schönegg - Bern Bahnhof - Zytglogge - Kursaal - Breitenrain - Bahnhof Wankdorf|
Operator: Gurtenbahn Bern AG
|Wabern - Gurten Kulm|
Operator: Drahtseilbahn Marzili-Stadt Bern AG
|Bundeshaus (Swiss Federal Parliament) - Marzili|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Urban tramway: 34.5 km.
- Gurtenbahn (funicular): 1059 m.
- Marzilibahn (funicular): 105 m.
- City trams: compressed air: 1890-1901; steam: 1894-1914; electricity: 1902 - today.
- LRT: steam: 1898 - 1910; electricity: 1910 - 12 Dec. 2010 (integrated into the municipal system).
- Gurtenbahn: 12 Sept. 1899 - today.
- Marzilibahn: 18 July 1885 - today.
- City trams/LRT: 1000 mm.
- Gurtenbahn: 1000 mm.
- Marzilibahn: 750 mm. (until 1974); 900 mm. (1974 - today)
There is a Tram Museum in Bern, operated by Tramverein Bern (TVB). It has a large collection of preserved trams, some of which regularly run as musum trams through city tracks.
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- Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse Köln (Germany): Schweers + Wall, 2004.
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