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DESCRIPTION
Bern tram network opened in 1892 (initial pneumatic/steam tram) and it was totally electrificated in 1901. After the world war II many routes were closed and substituted by ordinary bus service; last closure took place in 1965 reducing the track length to 13,6 km.
Network was extended on December 2010 with the so-called Bern West Tram addiction. It consists in a 7 km extension, which mostly lies along the alignement of 2 former trolleybus lines; the new track is connected to the existing tram system by a common section (Kaufmannischer Verband-Unterfuhrung). At Unterfuhrung it branches in 2 stretches: the northern one serves Bethlehem area and terminates at Brunnen (connecting the high speed railway station and a shopping and leisure center), the southern one runs along a pre-existing trolleybus track terminating at Bumpliz.
A further extension (Guisanplatz-Wankdorf Bahnhof) was completed in 2012.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1892initial pneumatic/steam tram opening--
1901electrification completed--
1908network extension--
1925network extension--
1965last closure of an existuing section due to bus service conversion--
12-12-2010network extension:Kaufmannischer Verband-Bumpliz/Brunnen--
09-12-2012network extension:Guisanplatz-Wankdorf Bahnhof--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
Line 3:2.05
Line 6:13.1
Line7:8.1
Line 8:10.4
Line 9:6
Single line stops
Line 3:7
Line 6:24
Line7:23
Line 8:27
Line 9:21
Single line avg. distance (km)
Line 3:0.35
Line 6:0.55
Line7:0.35
Line 8:0.4
Line 9:0.3
Total track length (km)
27.5
Total network stops
67
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.4
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600 V DC overhead
Guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
SCHINDLER HOLDING/SIG HOLDING/ABB,VEVEY/ABB/DUEWAG,SIEMENS
Model
Be 4/10,Be 4/8,Combino
Operator
BERNMOBIL
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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