List of town tramway systems in Belgium

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Belgium by region and province. It includes all tram systems, past and present. Cities with currently operating systems, and those systems themselves, are indicated in bold and blue background colored rows. Those tram systems that operated on other than standard gauge track (where known) are indicated in the 'Notes' column.

Brussels[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Trams in Brussels Brussels Horse 1 May 1869 190_  
Steam 1876
1879
1877
1879
 
Accumulator (storage battery) 1883
1886
1883
1890
 
Electric 1 May 1894    

Flanders[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Trams in Antwerp Antwerp Horse 25 May 1873  ? Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electric 2 Sep 1902   Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Mechelen Electric 1913 30 Apr 1957 Reintroduction discussed[1]

East Flanders[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Trams in Ghent Ghent Horse 24 May 1874  ?  
Accumulator (storage battery) 23 Jan 1899  ?  
Electric 1 Dec 1901   Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

Flemish Brabant[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Leuven Horse  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 15 Aug 1952 Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Reintroduction discussed[2]

Limburg[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  HasseltGenk Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 31 Jan 1958 Reintroduction (LRT) planned: Hasselt – Maastricht (see: Netherlands)[3]

West Flanders[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn – i.e. Coast Line: Adinkerke – De Panne – Oostende – Knokke) Belgian coast Steam 15 Jul 1885  ?  
Electric 1 Oct 1908   Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Brugge (Bruges) Electric  ? 1950 (or 1951) Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Reintroduction discussed: see Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn).
  De Panne Horse  ?  ?  
Petrol  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ? See also: Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn).
  Knokke – Urban Horse  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 1951 See also: Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn).
  Koksijde Horse  ?  ? See also: Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn).
  Kortrijk Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 25 Mar 1963  
  NieuwpoortOostduinkerke Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ? See also: Coast Tram (Belgium) (Kustlijn).
  Oostende /Ostend urban Steam  ?  ?  
Accumulator (storage battery)  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 1 Jul 1958  
  Tielt Horse  ?  ?  

Wallonia[edit]

Hainaut[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Trams in Charleroi Charleroi Steam 1881  ?  
Electric 4 Jul 1904 29 Jun 1974[citation needed] Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Converted to light rail (see: Charleroi Metro).
Charleroi Metro Electric 21 Jun 1976   Light rail. Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
(Formerly known as the Charleroi Premetro.)
See also: List of Charleroi Metro former lines.
  La Louvière Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ?  
  Vicinal Steam 3 Jun 1887  ?  
Electric 28 Mar 1901   Interurban tramway system. First Premetro segment (i.e. Charleroi Metro, LRT) opened 24 May 1983.
  Mons Steam  ?  ?  
Petrol  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 3 Jun 1973  
  Péruwelz Horse  ?  ?  
  Tournai Electric  ? 21 May 1955  

Liège[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Eupen Electric  ? 30 Jul 1956  
Trams in Liège Liège Horse 20 Nov 1871  ?  
Electric 22 Oct 1896 23 Dec 1961 Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Liège – Seraing Horse  ?  ?  
Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 30 Apr 1968  
  Verviers Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1900(?)[4] 31 Dec 1969 Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

Namur[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Trams in Han-sur-Lesse Han-sur-Lesse Diesel 1906 (?) Gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Tourist historic cars (Caves of Han-sur-Lesse).
Electric 2014  
Trams in Namur Namur Electric  ? 26 May 1963  

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