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DESCRIPTION
Antwerp transit network combines standard tram lines sections and premetro sections (partially underground). The first tram line opened in 1873 (horse tram) and it was totally electrified in 1902. The current tram/LRT network consists in 14 lines; Line 2, Line 3, Line 5, Line 6, Line 8, Line 9, Line 15 are partially underground (premetro/stadtbahn system).
(last modified June 26, 2018 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1873original horse tram opening--
1902electrification completed--
25-03-1975Groenplaats-Diamant tunnelpremetro
10-04-1980Diamant-Plantin tunnelpremetro
21-09-1990Groenplaats-Fr. van Eedenplein tunnelpremetro
01-04-1996Opera-Astrid-Sport tunnelpremetro
04-03-2006Schijnpoort-Ten Eekhovelei tunnelpremetro
14-04-2012Karel Van Overmeirelaan/Schotensteenweg-Wijnegem/Fortveldstraat--
01-09-2012Mortsel-Boechout; Plantin-Cuperusstraat--
06-12-2014Bolivarplaats-Brusselstraat--
18-04-2015Astrid-Zegel-Muggenberglei; Florent Pauwelslei-Wommelgem park&ridepremetro
03-06-2017Astrid-Stadsparkpremetro
03-06-2017Kinepolis-P+R Luchtbal--
05-08-2017Klapdorp-Eilandje MAS--
16-09-2017Zegel-Hof ter Lopremetro
(last modified June 26, 2018 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
tram:
Line 4:14.6
Line 7:7.7
Line 10:8.0
Line 11:4.1
Line 12:5.5
Line 24:7.3
premetro:
Line 2:14.2
Line 3:14.5
Line 5:13.5
Line 6:9.7
Line 8:5.7
Line 9:9
Line 15:11.0
Single line stops
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Single line avg. distance (km)
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Total track length (km)
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Total network stops
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Avg. stop net distance (km)
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Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
LA BRUGEOISE ET NIVELLES,SIEMENS/BOMBARDIER,BOMBARDIER,CAF
Model
PCC,NTG6 HermeLijn,Flexity 2 Albatros,Urbos 3
Operator
DE LIJN
Note
part of the network runs underground (underground sections total length: 11 km; underground stops: 12)
(last modified June 26, 2018 )
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metro - antwerp; By Maximilian Dorrbecker (Chumwa) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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