Line 10 (BLT)

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Line 10 at Flüh (Bättwil, Canton of Solothurn)

BLT's tram line 10 is the third longest tramway line in Europe[citation needed] (it held the record for the longest for many years) at 25.6 km in length. The line in the region of Basel, Switzerland, is operated by Baselland Transport (BLT).

The line opened in 1902 when it terminated at Aeschenplatz in Basel as part of the Birseckbahn (BEB). It was extended to Rodersdorf when BLT took control of the former Birsigtalbahn (BTB) 17 line from Rodersdorf (Canton of Solothurn) to Heuwaage in 1986. In 2001, both the 10 and 11 lines were redirected via Basel SBB, when BLT completed an extension from Münchensteinerstrasse to Basel SBB.

The line 10 is Basel's only direct tram line between the train station SBB and the main entrance to the Zoo Basel. It also has the almost-unique distinction of crossing an international border, as it passes through French territory for two miles and calls at the commune of Leymen in Alsace.[1] There are just two other known international tram lines: Saarbrücken's Saarbahn from Germany to France (Sarreguemines), and Basel's line 8 from Switzerland to Germany (Weil am Rhein).

On Wednesday 2 November 2011 at 23.35 on the way to Dornach the tram derailed and crashed into a house at Tramstrasse after the Münchenstein Dorf stop injuring six and causing damages of over CHF 100,000 Swiss Francs [2]

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BLT Line 10
Rodersdorf
Canton of SolothurnSwitzerland / Haut-RhinFrance
Leymen
Haut-RhinFrance / Canton of SolothurnSwitzerland
Flüh
Bättwil
Witterswil
Sonnenrain
Canton of Solothurn / Basel-Landschaft
Ettingen
Känelmatt
Therwil
Hüslimatt| Depot Hüslimatt BLT
Oberwil
Stallen
Bottmingen
Batteriestraße
Bottmingermühle
Binningen
Binningen Oberdorf
DorenbachBasel-Landschaft / Basel-Stadt
Dorenbach (Zoo)BVB line 2
Zoo
BVB lines 1 & 8
BVB lines 16 & 6
Heuwaage-Viadukt
Heuwaage
Theater
BLT line 11, BVB lines 3, 6, 8, 14 & 16
BVB line 2
Bankverein
AeschenplatzBVB lines 3 & 14
Bahnhof SBB
BVB line 8
Denkmal
Peter Merian
Großpeterstraße
Over SBBCFFFFS railway
BVB lines 15 & 16
Münchensteinerstraße
M Parc| Depot Dreispitz
Dreispitz
Basel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft
Depot Ruchfeld BLT
BLT line 11
Neuewelt/Grün 80
Birseckstraße
Zollweiden
Hofmatt
Elektra Birseck
Münchenstein Dorf
Brown Boveri
Baselstraße
Im Lee
Arlesheim Dorf
Stollenrain
Dornach Bahnhof

Stops (approximate travel time in minutes)

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