List of town tramway systems in Belgium

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Belgium by province. It includes all tram systems, past and present.

Antwerp[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Antwerp Horse 25 May 1873  ?  
Electric 2 September 1902    
  Mechelen Electric 1913 30 April 1957 Reintroduction discussed[1]

Brussels[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  City of Brussels Horse 1 May 1869 190_  
Steam 1876

1879

1877

1879

 
Accumulator (storage battery) 1883

1886

1883

1890

 
Electric 1 May 1894   see Brussels trams.

Note: The Brussels-Capital Region is not a province. Neither does it belong to one, nor does it contain any.

East Flanders[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ghent Horse 24 May 1874  ?  
Accumulator (storage battery) 23 January 1899  ?  
Electric 1 December 1901    

Flemish Brabant[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Leuven Horse  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 15 August 1952 Reintroduction discussed [2]

Hainaut[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Charleroi Urban Steam 1881  ?  
Electric 4 July 1904 29 June 1974  
  La Louvière Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ?  
  Vicinal (interurban tramway) system Steam 3 June 1887  ?  
Electric 28 March 1901   First Prémétro (Métro Léger de Charleroi, LRT) segment opened 24 May 1983.
  Mons Steam  ?  ?  
Petrol (gasoline)  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 3 June 1973  
  Péruwelz Horse  ?  ?  
  Tournai Electric  ? 21 May 1955  

Liège[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Eupen Electric  ? 30 July 1956  
  Liège Urban Electric  ? 23 December 1961  
  Liège – Seraing Horse  ?  ?  
Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 30 April 1968  
  Verviers Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 31 April 1900 [1] 31 December 1969  

Limburg[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  HasseltGenk Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 31 January 1958 Reintroduction (LRT) planned (Hasselt – Maastricht, Netherlands) Flemish television news, 12 February 2007

Namur[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Tramway de Han Han-sur-Lesse Diesel (1906)
Electric (2014)
1906 Tourist, historic cars (Caves of Han-sur-Lesse)
  Namur Electric  ? 26 May 1963  

West Flanders[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Brugge (Bruges) Electric  ? 1950 (or 1951 reintroduction discussed, see Kustlijn
  De Panne Horse  ?  ?  
Petrol (gasoline)  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ? see also Kustlijn.
  Knokke – Urban Horse  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 1951 see also Kustlijn.
  Koksijde Horse  ?  ? see also Kustlijn.
  Kortrijk Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 25 March 1963  
  NieuwpoortOostduinkerke Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ? see also Kustlijn.
  Oostende /Ostend urban Steam  ?  ?  
Accumulator (storage battery)  ?  ?  
Electric  ? 1 July 1958  
  Kustlijn (Coast Line, Adinkerke – De Panne – Oostende – Knokke) Steam 15 July 1885  ?  
Electric 1 October 1908   see Belgian coast tram.
  Tielt Horse  ?  ?  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Het Nieuwsblad, 2 December 2008
  2. ^ http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=UD29ADQN