Line: Line A, Line B, Line C, Line D, Line E, Line F
Inhabitants: City 270000, District 770000
DESCRIPTION(last modified June 26, 2018 )
The original Strasbourg tram network opened in 1878 (initial horse tram); electrification took place in 1894. The tram service was finally closed in 1960.
In the early years '90s it was decided to realize a modern LRT/tram system; the first modern tram line (Line A) opened in 1994. Its north-south track connects Hautpierre-Maillon (north-west) with the city center (where a tunnel section runs under Gare Centrale railway station) and with the southern areas (serving the main hospital, the stadium, the university and Baggersee suburb). Line A has been extended in 1998 from Baggersee to Illkirch Lixenbuhllatter.
Line B-C opened in 2000; their track is articulated in 3 branches converging in the city centre (Place de la Republique). Line B runs from south (Lingolsheim terminal, opened in May 2008 after Elsau-Lingolsheim extension) to north (Hoenheim Gare); Line C connects south-west areas (terminating at Elsau) to south-east areas (terminating at Rodolphe Reuss stop, opened in August 2007 after Esplanade-Rodolphe Reuss extension). Line B and C serves many important urban polarities; among them, the tram depot area (Elsau), the university (south-east), the congress center (north), the suburbs of Schlitigheim, Bischheim (north) and Ostwald, Lingolsheim (south).
Line D opened in 1998; the current route runs west-east from Poteries to Kehl-Bahnhof. Line E opened in 2007 running from Baggersee (south-east) to Robersau Boecklin (north-east), serving the European Parlament.
Line F opened in 2010. It runs from Elsau (west) to Place d'Islande (east) and it's considered the urban section of a future tram-train line Strasbourg-Bruche-Piemont des Vosges (using the existing TER Alsace railway tracks); Line F partly runs along Line B tracks (Elsa-Homme de Fer), Line B-C tracks (Homme de Fer-Republique section) and Line C tracks (Republique-Observatorie).
HISTORY(last modified June 26, 2018 )
|1878||initial horse tram opening||--|
|1960||tram network closure||--|
|25-11-1994||Cervantes/Hautepierre Maillon-Baggersee||Line A|
|04-07-1998||Baggersee-Illkirch Lixenbuhl||Line A|
|30-11-2013||Cervantes/Hautepierre Maillon-Parc des Sports||Line A|
|01-09-2000||Hoenheim Gare-Republique-Elsau||Line B|
|30-01-2008||Elsau-Ostwald Hotel de Ville||Line B|
|23-05-2008||Ostwald Hotel de Ville-Lingolsheim Tiergaertel||Line B|
|25-08-2007||Esplanade-Neuhof Rudolphe Reuss||Line C|
|27-11-2010||Homme de Fer-Gare Centrale||Line C|
|31-08-1998||Etoile Polygone-Rotonde||Line D|
|25-08-2007||Etolie Polygone-Aristide Briand||Line D|
|29-04-2017||Aristide Briand-Kehl Bahnhof||Line D|
|23-11-2007||Wacken-Robertsau Boecklin||Line E|
|28-11-2010||Elsau-Place d'Islande||Line F|
(last modified June 26, 2018 )
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Total track length (km)
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750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
COMPAGNIE DES TRANSPORTS STRASBOURGEOIS (CTS)
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lrt-tram - strasbourg; By Maximilian Dorrbecker (Chumwa) (Self made, based on a transport map from the CTS) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons