THE GS TRAM SITE

MARSEILLE

FRANCE

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1968

The post-war Marseille tram network at its minimum extent.




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Marseille tram map 1968




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Operator: Régie des transports de Marseille (RTM)

TRAM ROUTE

68 Noailles - La Blancarde - St. Pierre

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 3 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse tramway: 21 Jan. 1876 - 1903?
  • Steam tramway: 1891 - 1904.
  • Urban electric tramway (Marseille): May 1892 - today.
  • Interurban electric tramway: 13 Aug. 1903 - 1948.
  • Electric tramway (Aubagne): 1 Sept. 2014 - today
  • Métro: 26 Nov. 1977 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways (horse trams and first-generation electric): 1430 mm.
  • Tramways (second-generation electric and Aubagne): 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Jackson, A.A. "The tramways of Marseille", The Modern Tramway, June 1950 (13: 150), p.134-139.
  • Laupiès, J. & Martin, J. Les tramways de Marseille ont cent ans Marseille: P. Tacussel, 1990.
  • Malterre, P. "The tramways of Marseille today", Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, May 1963 (26: 305), p.160-163.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.41 - Marseille, France", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2011 (74: 878), p.59-62.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Light rail the key to mobility in Marseille", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 1999 (62: 744), p.455-458.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Marseille - Two new tramlines, another French light rail triumph", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2007 (70: 838), p.377-380.

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