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INSET: URBAN STRASBURG

Strasbourg 1947 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 Vauban
  2 Koenigshoffen - Place Blanche - Place Kléber - Place de la République - Av. des Vosges - Place Brant - Place Arnold - Place d'Anvers
  3 Gare centrale - Place Kléber - La Poste - Place Brant - Robertsau Église
  4 Bischheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf - Polygone
  6 [At peak times: Gare centrale - ] Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf Ouest - Meinau
  7 Breuschwickersheim - Wolfisheim - Koenigshoffen - Place Blanche - Place Kléber - ...
  8 Wacken - Porte de Schiltigheim - Rue Oberlin - Place Kléber - R. de Molsheim - Roethig
  9 Route de Brumath - Schiltigheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - Porte de Saverne - Cronenbourg
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 - Place Blanche - Gare centrale [Circular route, both directions]
11 Gare centrale - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf - Pont Vauban - Pont du Rhin
12 Breuschwickersheim - Wolfisheim - Koenigshoffen - Place Blanche - Place Kléber - Place de la République - Av. des Vosges - Place Brant - Place Arnold - Place d'Anvers
13 Gare centrale - Place Kléber - La Poste - Place Brant - Robertsau Église - Robertsau / Ste Anne
14 Hoenheim - Bischheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf - Polygone - Neuhof - Neuhof Forêt
15 Place Arnold - Quartier des XV
16 Place Kléber - Place du Corbeau - Place de la Bourse - Neudorf Ouest - Meinau - Graffenstaden
18 Wacken - Porte de Schiltigheim - Rue Oberlin - Place Kléber - R. de Molsheim - Roethig - Lingolsheim
19 Route de Brumath - Schiltigheim - Porte de Pierre - Place Kléber - - Porte de Saverne - Cronenbourg - Oberhausbergen

INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Compagnie des tramways strasbourgeois (CTS)

B Strasbourg (Place de la Bourse) - Graffenstaden - Erstein (branch to Erstein gare) - Boofzheim (branch to Rhinau)
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 B, O, T and W are used for convenience only, and were not used by the operator.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramway: ca. 80 km.
  • Interurban tramways:
    • Strasbourg - Boofzheim line: 33 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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