List of town tramway systems in Switzerland

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

Tramways[edit]

The first electric tramway in Switzerland, that became the Vevey–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve tramway, c.1890
Location System (operator) See also
article
Traction
type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Altdorf Strassenbahn Altdorf–Flüelen   Electric 25 August 1906 26 March 1951 [1]
Basel Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe Trams in Basel Electric 6 May 1892   [2]
Baselland Transport Steam 4 October 1887 2 June 1905 [2]
Electric 6 October 1902   [2]
Bern Bernmobil
(Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe Bern)
Trams in Bern Compressed Air 1 October 1890 15 November 1901 [2]
Steam 17 May 1894 6 February 1902 [2]
Electric 1 July 1902   [2]
Bex Bex–Bévieux   Electric 10 September 1898 14 June 2002 [2]
Bex–Villars–Bretaye Railway Electric     [3]
Biel/Bienne Tramway de Bienne   Horse 18 August 1877 30 December 1902 [2]
Electric 31 December 1902 9 December 1948 [2]
Clarens Clarens–Chailly–Blonay   Electric 23 November 1911 31 December 1955 [2]
La Chaux de Fonds Tramway de La Chaux de Fonds   Electric 1 January 1897 15 June 1950 [2]
Fribourg Tramways de Fribourg   Electric 28 July 1897 31 March 1965 [2]
Geneva Transports Publics Genevois Trams in Geneva Horse 19 June 1862 21 February 1902 [2]
Steam 20 July 1877 2 January 1902 [2]
Electric 22 September 1894   [2]
Lausanne Tramways Lausannois   Electric 1 September 1896 6 January 1964 [2]
Tramway du sud-ouest lausannois Lausanne Metro Electric 2 June 1991   [2]
Locarno Tramvie di Locarno   Electric 3 July 1908 30 April 1960 [2]
Lugano Azienda comunale del traffico Lugano Trams in Lugano Electric 1 June 1896 17 December 1959 [2]
Lugano–Cadro–Dino railway (part) Electric 27 June 1911 31 December 1964 [2]
Luzern Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern   Electric 8 December 1899 11 November 1961 [2]
Martigny Tramway Martigny-Bourg   Electric 24 October 1906 31 December 1956 [2]
Meiringen Meiringen–Reichenbach–Aareschlucht   Electric 24 August 1912 16 September 1956 [2]
Mendrisio Tramway Bellavista   Horse 1891 1913 or 1938 [4][5]
Tram Elettrici Mendrisiensi   Electric 19 May 1910 31 December 1950 [2]
Montreux Vevey–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve   Electric 6 June 1888 19 January 1958 [2]
Mürren Rollbahn Mürren   Horse 10 July 1894 31 December 1945 [2]
Neuchâtel Tramways de Neuchâtel   Steam 16 December 1892 24 December 1902 [2]
  Horse 22 December 1894 15 July 1897 [2]
Trams in Neuchâtel Electric 16 May 1897   [2]
St. Gallen Verkehrsbetriebe St. Gallen   Electric 20 May 1897 1 October 1957 [2]
St. Moritz Strassenbahn St. Moritz   Electric 5 July 1896 18 September 1932 [2]
Schaffhausen Verkehrsbetriebe der Stadt Schaffhausen   Electric 11 May 1901 23 September 1966 [2]
Schwyz Schwyzer Strassenbahn   Electric 6 October 1900 15 December 1963 [2]
Spiez Spiezer Verbindungsbahn   Electric 2 August 1905 25 September 1960 [2]
Stans Strassenbahn Stanstad-Stans   Electric 28 August 1893 30 September 1903 [2]
Vevey Vevey–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve   Electric 6 June 1888 19 January 1958 [2]
Winterthur Verkehrsbetriebe Winterthur   Electric 30 July 1898 2 November 1951 [2]
Zug Zuger Berg und Strassenbahn   Electric 20 March 1907 11 May 1959 [2]
Zürich Dolder Waldhaus–Dolder Grand Hotel Trams in Zürich Electric 5 July 1899 31 December 1930 [2]
Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich Horse 5 September 1882 4 October 1900 [2]
Electric 8 March 1894   [2]
Stadtbahn Glattal Electric 10 December 2006    

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Vevey–Altdorf–Flüelen". www.eingestellte-bahnen.ch. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao Buckley, pp. 23–24.
  3. ^ "Bex-Villars-Bretaye". Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  4. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. 2012. pp. 58–59. 
  5. ^ "Tramway Bellavista" (in German). www.eingestellte-bahnen.ch. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

References[edit]

  • Bernet, Ralph (2000). Trams in der Schweiz: von Basel bis Zürich: Strassenbahn-Betriebe einst und jetzt [Trams in Switzerland: from Basel to Zurich: Tramway Operators Then and Now]. München: GeraMond-Verlag. ISBN 393278507X.  (German)
  • Buckley, Richard (2000). Tramways and Light Railways of Switzerland and Austria. UK: Light Rail Transit Association. ISBN 0-948106-27-1. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Switzerland at Wikimedia Commons