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(Switzerland )GENEVE

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Geneve is located in the south of the omonimous lake, near to the French border; because of its geographical crucial position (it's near to France, it's on the railway route to Lausanne and it has an important airport) and the high percentage of cars per inhabitant (close to 50%) Geneve has shown in the years many traffic congestion problems.
In 1925 Geneva had a 125 km long public transport system (tramway+local railways), almost completly dismissed in the next years; in 1969 there was only a single tramway line (line 12, 9 km).
From 1995 the original tramway network has been upgraded again (thanks also to the local Masterplan 2002-2003); that year the existing tramway line was extended north to Cornavin railway station (1.6 km), while in 1996-1997 it has be extended south to Palettes (1 km).
In 2003 another branch was opened (tram Secheron, 2.2 km) along the route Cornavin-Place de Nations (ONU palace).
At the end of 2004 the so-called tram Acacias extension (Lancy Pont Rouge-Acacias-Plainpalais, 2.3 km, 7 stops) started its service, followed in 2006 by tram Lancy, which closes into a ring the southern part of the net thanks to Grand-Lancy new section (Lancy Pont Rouge-Palettes, 1.5 km, 5 stops) and at the end of 2007 by the first section of tram Meyrin (Cornavin-Avanchets). Tram Meyrin was extended in 2009 with Avanchet-Meyrin Graviere section; a further extension from Jardin Alpin to CERN opened on 2 May 2011.
Works are going on for another tram line (the so-called tram Cornavin-Onex-Bernex or TCOB) which will connect the city center to Lancy, Onex and Bernex agglomerations (at Bernex it will be also located an important interchange parking).
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description uptaded on Sep 5th, 2011

map created on Sep 5th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
1995original network NW extension up to Cornavin
1997-1998original network S extension up to Palettes
2003Tram Secheron (Cornavin-Place des Nations)
2004Tram Acacias (Lancy Pont Rouge-Acacias-Plainpalais)
2006Tram Lancy (Lancy Pont Rouge-Palettes)
2007Tram Meyrin (Cornavin-Avanchets)
13-12-2009Tram Meyrin (Avanchet-Meyrin Graviere)
12-12-2010Gare Cornavin-Coutance
02-05-2011Jardin Alpin-CERN

CountrySwitzerland
Linetram Secheron, tram Acacias, tram Lancy, tram Meyrin
InhabitantsCity 180.000, District 415.000
Date opening1995
Future development:Tram Cornavin Onex Bernex (TCOB, new line, under construction))
Length (km)25
Track sections9 km existing (pre 1995)+1.6 km (ext. Cornavin)+1 km (ext. Palettes)+2.3 km (tram Acacias)+2.2 km (tram Secheron)+1.5 km (tram Lancy)+9 km (tram Meyrin); mostly ground level in reserved lanes
Stops61 average distance 400 m
Platforms--
Platform doors--
general characteristics--
n. of vehicles67
n. of cars per vehicle--
Typesteel wheels bidirectional
Vehicle dimensions (m)--
Vehicle capacity (pax)--
Frequency --
Current/Voltage --
Guide/gauge tram Secheron, tram Acacias, tram Lancy: standard gauge rails (1435 mm); tram Meyrin: metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Speed Km/hComm. 18-20, Max --
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity--
Ridership80.000 pax/day
Total cost35 M CHF/km
Staff--
Model--
NOTERolling stock: 46 Vevey/Duewag/ABB, 21 Bombardier; former Vevey/Duewag/ABB rolling stock (now Siemens)
technical data uptaded on Sep 5th, 2011