List of tram track gauges

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Track gauges
By transport mode
Tram · Rapid transit
Miniature · Scale model
By size (list)
Graphic list of track gauges

Minimum
  Fifteen inch 381 mm (15 in)

Narrow
  Two foot and
600 mm
597 mm
600 mm
603 mm
610 mm
(1 ft 11 12 in)
(1 ft 11 58 in)
(1 ft 11 34 in)
(2 ft)
  750 mm,
Bosnian,
Two foot six inch,
800 mm
750 mm
760 mm
762 mm
800 mm
(2 ft 5 12 in)
(2 ft 5 1516 in)
(2 ft 6 in)
(2 ft 7 12 in)
  Swedish three foot,
900 mm,
Three foot
891 mm
900 mm
914 mm
(2 ft11 332 in)
(2 ft 11 716)
(3 ft)
  Metre 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  Three foot six inch,
Cape, CAP, Kyōki
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  Four foot six inch 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)

  Standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Broad
  Russian,
Five foot
1,520 mm
1,524 mm
(4 ft 11 2732 in)
(5 ft)
  Irish 1,600 mm 5 ft 3 in)
  Iberian 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in)
  Indian 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
  Brunel 2,140 mm (7 ft 14 in)
Change of gauge
Break-of-gauge · Dual gauge ·
Conversion (list) · Bogie exchange · Variable gauge
By location
North America · South America · Europe
World map, rail gauge by region

Broad gauge[edit]

Country
code
Network Broad gauge Comment
 
US Baltimore Streetcar System 1,638 mm (5 ft 4 12 in)[1] Defunct. This track gauge is not used by the Baltimore Light Rail system, but is confined to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.
AU Adelaide horse tram network 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) Defunct, Port Adelaide to Albert Park only
US New Orleans streetcar system 1,588 mm (5 ft 2 12 in)
US Pittsburgh Railways Defunct, parts of it are replaced by the Pittsburgh Light Rail system which continues to use the same track gauge.
US Streetcars in Cincinnati Defunct
US SEPTA 1,588 mm (5 ft 2 12 in)
1,581 mm (5 ft 2 14 in)
LV Trams in Riga 1,524 mm (5 ft)
RU Trams in Moscow
CA Toronto streetcar system 1,495 mm (4 ft 10 78 in)
DE Trams in Leipzig 1,458 mm (4 ft 9 1332 in)
DE Trams in Dresden 1,450 mm (4 ft 9 332 in)
IT Trams in Milan 1,445 mm (4 ft 8 78 in)
Italian gauge
IT Orvieto Funicular
IT Trams in Rome
IT Trams in Turin

Standard gauge[edit]

Country
code
Network Standard gauge Note
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
TR Istanbul modern tram 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
FR Trams in Paris
FR Trams in Strasbourg
FR Nantes Tramway
NO Oslo Tramway
GB Croydon Tramlink Some street running in Croydon
GB Supertram (Sheffield)
GB Nottingham Express Transit
GB Manchester Metrolink
GB Blackpool Tramway
PT Trams in Porto Heritage streetcar
NL Trams in Amsterdam Originally 1,422 mm (4 ft 8 in)
NL Trams in The Hague
NL Trams in Rotterdam Some parts originally 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
and 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
BE Trams in Brussels
US Chicago Surface Lines Defunct
US Pacific Electric Defunct
US Historic Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Planned
US San Diego Electric Railway Defunct, 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) until 1898
US San Diego Trolley
US Cincinnati Streetcar Under construction
US Baltimore Light Rail Some street running
US San Francisco Municipal Railway
US F Market & Wharves Heritage streetcar, part of
San Francisco Municipal Railway
US Old Pueblo Trolley Heritage streetcar
US Streetcars in Boston
US DC Streetcar
US Streetcars in Washington, D.C. Defunct
US River Rail Streetcar Heritage streetcar
US Port of LA Waterfront Red Car Heritage streetcar
AT Trams in Graz
AT Trams in Vienna
AU Trams in Adelaide Defunct, but one remaining, one line was 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
AU Glenelg Tram in Adelaide Current
AU Trams in Brisbane Defunct
AU Gold Coast G:link
AU Trams in Melbourne
CZ Trams in Prague
DE Trams in Berlin
DE Trams in Rostock
DE Trams in Hamburg Defunct
DE Trams in Frankfurt am Main
DE Trams in Munich
CA BC Electric Railway Defunct, a part is used by the Southern
Railway of British Columbia
for freight.
CA Ottawa Electric Railway Defunct
CA Edmonton Radial Railway Defunct
CA Edmonton High Level Bridge Streetcar Heritage streetcar
CA Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway Heritage streetcar
CA Nelson Electric Tramway Heritage streetcar
CA Calgary C-Train Street running in Downtown Calgary
IE Luas
BA Sarajevo Tramway Horsecar till January 1, 1885
760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Bosnian gauge until 1960
ES Parla Tram
NZ Christchurch tramway system Currently a heritage streetcar

Narrow gauge[edit]

Country
code
Network Narrow gauge Comment
 
JA Toden Arakawa Line 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
JA Tōkyū Setagaya Line
JA Hakodate City Tram
BR Santos tramways[2] 1,350 mm (4 ft 5 532 in)[1] Closed 1971[3]
DE Trams in Braunschweig 1,100 mm (3 ft 7 516 in)
BR Santa Teresa Tramway
US San Francisco cable car system 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) Part of San Francisco Municipal Railway
US Los Angeles Railway Defunct
US San Diego Electric Railway Defunct, converted to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge in 1898
HK Hong Kong Tramways
BG Sofia Tramway 1,009 mm (3 ft 3 2332 in) New lines 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
SR Belgrade tram system 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
TR Istanbul nostalgic tram
Public transport in Istanbul
Heritage streetcar system
TR Trams in Eskişehir
DE Trams in Frankfurt (Oder)
DE Trams in Mainz
DE Trams in Krefeld
CH Trams in Zürich
CH Trams in Bern
CH Trams in Geneva
CH Trams in Basel
FI Helsinki tram
BE Trams in Antwerp
BE Trams in Ghent 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) until 1904
AT Gmunden Tramway
CA Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley 914 mm (3 ft) Heritage streetcar
ES Tranvía de Sóller Heritage streetcar
IM Manx Electric Railway Heritage streetcar
PT Trams in Lisbon 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in) 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) until 1888
AT Trams in Linz
CH Riffelalp tram 800 mm (2 ft 7 12 in)
BA Sarajevo Tramway 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Horsecar till January 1, 1885
converted to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge in 1960

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Railroad Gauge Width". Паровоз ИС. Российский железнодорожный портал. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ The Tramways of Santos (São Paulo state), Brazil Allen Morrison. June 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-18
  3. ^ Morrison, Allen (1989). The Tramways of Brazil: A 130-Year Survey. New York: Bonde Press. pp. 134–138. ISBN 0-9622348-1-8.