Brussels tram route 7

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STIB/MIVB
Route 7
Heysel/Heizel – Vanderkindere
T4004 at Legrand, 2010.
T4004 at Legrand, 2010.
Overview
System Brussels tramway network
Operator STIB/MIVB
Depot Ixelles
Vehicle T3000, T4000
Status Operational
Began service 14 March 2011 (2011-03-14)
Route
Locale Brussels, Belgium
Communities served Schaerbeek
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
Etterbeek
Bruxelles-ville
Ixelles
Uccle
Start Heysel/Heizel
End Vanderkindere
Length 16.0 km (9.9 mi)
Service
Journey time 50 minutes
Route map

Map of route 7.

Route 4 ←   → Route 19

The Brussels premetro- and tramline 7 connects the stop Vanderkindere in Uccle with the stop Heizel/Heysel in Laeken, where connecting services of tram 51, metro 6, bus 84 and bus 88 depart. The colour of the signage for this line is bright yellow.

Route[edit]

Heysel/Heizel - Centenaire/Eeuwfeest - De wand - Araucaria - Buissonets/Braambosjes - Heembeek - van Praet - Teichmann - Princesse Elisabeth/Prinses Elizabeth - Demolder - Hôpital Paul Brien/Paul Brien-ziekenhuis - Louis Bertrand - Héliotropes/Heliotropen - Chazal - Léopold III/Leopold III - Meiser - Diamant - Georges Henri - Montgomery - Boileau - Pétillon - Hansen-Soulie - Arsenal/Arsenaal - VUB - Etterbeek Gare/Etterbeek station - Roffiaen - Buyl - Cambre-Étoile/Ter Kameren-Ster - Legrand - Longchamp - Gossart - Cavell - Churchill - Vanderkindere

History[edit]

This line was formed on March 14 2011, to replace tram 23 and tram 24. Tram 23 followed the same route, as well as tram 24 between Vanderkindere and Princesse Elisabeth/Prinses Elizabeth, where it deviated towards Schaarbeek railway station, 1 stop further. Together with tram lines 3 and 4, it is one of three 'chrono' lines, which means that this line is served with low-floor high-capacity trams with a high frequency. The line number was therefore also altered to line 7, which shows that it is either a metro line or a chrono line.

Timetabling[edit]

During the daytime, a tram passes every 7½ minutes, rising to every 6 minutes during peak hours.

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is fully served by the Brussels low-floor trams (the T3000 and T4000).

See also[edit]

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