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List of town tramway systems in France

This is a list of town tramway systems in France by région. It includes all tram systems, past and present.

Contents

  • Alsace 1
  • Aquitaine 2
  • Auvergne 3
  • Basse-Normandie 4
  • Bourgogne 5
  • Bretagne 6
  • Centre 7
  • Champagne-Ardenne 8
  • Corse (Corsica) 9
  • Franche-Comté 10
  • Haute-Normandie 11
  • Île-de-France 12
  • Languedoc-Roussillon 13
  • Limousin 14
  • Lorraine 15
  • Midi-Pyrénées 16
  • Nord-Pas de Calais 17
  • Pays de la Loire 18
  • Picardie 19
  • Poitou-Charentes 20
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 21
  • Rhône-Alpes 22
  • Notes 23
  • References 24
  • See also 25

Alsace

Strasbourg
Mulhouse
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Colmar   1000 electric 16 Mar 1902 31 Jan 1960  
Mulhouse*   1000 Steam 01 Oct 1892 1894  
1000 electric 1894 02 May 1956  
Trams in Mulhouse 1435 electric 13 May 2006    
Ribeauvillé   Horse ? ?  
Steam ? 1937  
Strasbourg*   1000 Horse 22 July 1878 1899  
1000 Steam 1883 12 Aug 1926  
1000 Electric May 1895 30 April 1960 [1]
Trams in Strasbourg 1435 electric 25 Nov 1994   [1]
Turckheim   1000 electric 03 June 1899 01 April 1937  

Aquitaine

Bordeaux
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Arcachon   1000 electric 06 Aug 1911 1930  
Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz B.A.B Steam 02 June 1877 23 April 1922  
electric 11 July 1922 31 Dec 1952  
B.L.B 1000 Steam 18 Oct 1888 31 Jan 1914  
1000 electric 01 Feb 1914 01 Oct 1948  
V.F.D.M electric 03 Dec 1917 31 Jan 1939  
Bordeaux*   1435 Horse 04 May 1880 1901  
1435 electric 17 Feb 1900 08 Dec 1958  
Trams in Bordeaux 1435 electric 23 Dec 2003    
Hendaye   600 Horse 1906 1907  
1000 electric 15 Aug 1908 01 Jan 1937  
Pau   1000 electric 08 Sep 1900 1929  

Auvergne

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Clermont-Ferrand Trams in Clermont-Ferrand 1000 electric 07 Jan 1890 17 Mar 1956  
La Bourboule   electric 1904 1914  
Le Puy-en-Velay   1000 electric 12 Nov 1896 04 Aug 1914  
Vichy   compressed air 15 Dec 1895 31 Mar 1927  

Basse-Normandie

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Avranches   1000 electric April 1907 02 Aug 1914  
Caen Compagnie des tramways électriques de Caen 1000 electric 21 Dec 1901 1937  
Cherbourg   1000 Steam 22 May 1897 02 Aug 1914  
1000 electric 1910 1944  
Deauville   600 Horse Oct 1876 ca 1905  

Bourgogne

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Dijon*   1000 electric 01 Jan 1895 01 Dec 1961  
Trams in Dijon 1435 electric 2012[2][3]  

Bretagne

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Brest   1000 electric 1898 1945  
Trams in Brest 1435 electric 23 June 2012   [4]
Lorient   1000 electric 1901 1944  
Saint-Malo   1000 electric 1927 1948  

Centre

Orléans
Tours
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Blois   1000 electric 1910 1934  
Bourges   1000 electric 1898 1949  
Orléans*   1435 Horse 06 May 1877 ? [5]
1435 electric 28 June 1899 31 Mar 1938 [5]
Trams in Orléans 1435 electric 20 Nov 2000   [6]
Tours   1000 electric 1900 1949  
Trams in Tours 1435 electric 31 Aug 2013    

Champagne-Ardenne

Reims
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Châlons-en-Champagne   1000 electric 1897 1938  
Charleville-Mézières   1000 electric 1900 1914  
Reims* C.T.R. 1000 Horse 19 June 1881 April 1901 [7]
1000 electric 01 June 1900 15 Oct 1939
Trams in Reims 1435 electric 16 April 2011    
Sedan   1000 electric 1899 1914  
Troyes   1000 electric 1899 1950  

Corse (Corsica)

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Ajaccio   Horse ? ?  

Franche-Comté

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Beaucourt   1000 electric 1904 1935  
Belfort 1000 electric 29 May 1898 1952  
Besançon   1435 electric 21 March 1897 24 December 1952  
Trams in Besançon 1435 electric 30 Aug 2014 present  

Haute-Normandie

Rouen
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Elbeuf   1435 electric 1898 1926  
Le Havre* Trams in Havre 1435 electric 1894 1951  
1435 electric 12 Dec 2012
Le Tréport   1000 electric 1902 1935  
Rouen* Compagnie des Tramways de Rouen 1435 Horse 29 Dec 1877 1896  
1435 electric 1896 28 Feb 1953 [8]
Trams in Rouen 1435 electric 17 Dec 1994   [9]

Île-de-France

Paris:Line T3
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Fontainebleau Trams in Fontainebleau 1000 electric 29 Sep 1896 31 Dec 1953  
Melun   1000 electric 1901 1914  
Paris* Trams in Paris Horse 1855 ?  
electric 1895 14 Aug 1938 [10]
1435 electric 06 July 1992   [10]
Versailles Trams in Versailles Horse 11 Nov 1876 1896  
electric 1896 03 Mar 1957  

Languedoc-Roussillon

Montpellier
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Aigues-Vives   Steam ? ?  
Montpellier*   1000 electric 01 Jan 1898 31 Jan 1949  
Trams in Montpellier 1435 electric 01 July 2000    
Nîmes   1435 Horse 1880 1900  
1435 electric 1899 1950  
Perpignan   1000 electric Sep 1900 Oct 1955  
Sète   1000 electric 1901 1935  

Limousin

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Limoges   1000 electric 06 June 1897 02 Mar 1951  

Lorraine

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Épinal   1000 electric 1906 1914  
Forbach   1000 electric 1912 1950  
Hagondange - Maizières-lès-Metz   1435 electric 1913 1964  
Longwy   1000 electric 1902 1935  
Metz   1435 electric 1902 1948  
Nancy   1435 Horse 12 Aug 1874 c. 1903  
1435 electric 1898 02 Dec 1958 [11]
Novéant-sur-Moselle   1435 electric 1911 1933  
Saint-Avold   1000 electric 1910 1940  
Thionville   1000 electric 09 May 1912 22 Sep 1952  

Midi-Pyrénées

Toulouse
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Albi   Steam ? ?  
petrol (gasoline) ? ?  
Lourdes   1000 electric 1899 1930  
Rodez   1000 electric 1902 1920  
Toulouse   1435 Horse 31 July 1887 ?
  1435 electric May 1906 07 July 1957  
Trams in Toulouse 1435 electric 11 Dec 2010 [12]

Nord-Pas de Calais

Lille
Valenciennes
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Armentières   1000 electric 1901 1914  
Boulogne-sur-Mer   electric 1897 1951  
Calais   electric 1906 1940  
Cambrai   1000 electric 1903 1914  
Cassel   1000 electric 1900 1938  
Douai   1435 electric 1898 1950  
Dunkerque   1435 Horse 01 June 1880 ?  
1435 Accumulator (storage battery) 1899 1903  
1435 electric 1903 03 Nov 1952  
Étaples   1000 electric 1900 1935  
Lille*   Horse 07 June 1874 ? [13]
electric 1900 29 Jan 1966 [13]
Trams in Lille electric 04 Dec 1909   [13]
Maubeuge   1000 electric 16 Mar 1902 1951  
Roubaix   Horse 19 Mar 1877 ?  
electric 1894 15 July 1956 [13]
Tourcoing   Horse 19 March 1877 ?  
electric 1894 15 July 1956 [13]
Valenciennes*   1000 Steam 01 Jan 1881 1914 [14]
1000 electric 1914 02 July 1966  
Trams in Valenciennes 1435 electric 03 July 2006   [14]

Pays de la Loire

Nantes
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Angers electric 21 May 1896 May 1949  
Trams in Angers 1435 electric 25 June 2011 [15]
Le Mans*   1000 electric 1897 1947  
Trams in Le Mans 1435 electric 17 Nov 2007    
Les Sables d'Olonne   1000 electric 1898 1925  
Nantes*   1435 compressed air 13 Feb 1879 1917  
1435 electric 1913 25 Jan 1958  
Trams in Nantes 1435 electric 07 Jan 1985   [16]

Picardie

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Amiens   1000 electric 1899 1940  
Tergnier   1000 electric 1910 1939  
Saint-Quentin   1000 electric 06 Mar 1899 27 May 1956  

Poitou-Charentes

Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Angoulême   1000 electric 1900 1935  
Poitiers   1000 electric 1899 1947  

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Marseille
Nice
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Aubagne   1435 electric 2014  
Avignon   1000 electric 1901 1932  
Cannes   1000 electric 1899 1923  
La Ciotat   electric 1935 1955  
Marseille* Trams in Marseille 1435 Horse 21 Jan 1876 ?  
1435 Steam 1892 ?  
1435 electric 1900    
Nice* Tramway de Nice et du Littoral 1000 Horse 27 Feb 1878 ?  
1000 electric 1900 10 Jan 1953  
Trams in Nice 1435 electric 24 Nov 2007    
Toulon   Horse July 1886 ?  
electric July 1897 15 April 1954  

Rhône-Alpes

Grenoble
Lyon
Saint-Etienne
Location System Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Refs
Aix-les-Bains   1000 compressed air 18 April 1897 1908  
Annemasse   1000 Steam 22 Oct 1883 1902  
1000 electric 02 Jan 1902 31 Dec 1958  
Évian-les-Bains   electric 1898 1908  
Grenoble*   1000 electric 17 April 1897 31 Aug 1952 [17]
Trams in Grenoble 1435 electric 05 Sep 1987   [17]
Lyon*   1435 Horse 21 June 1897 ?  
1000 Steam 1888 ?  
electric 26 Aug 1894 30 Jan 1956 [18]
Trams in Lyon 1435 electric 23 Dec 2000    
Moûtiers   1000 electric 1899 1929  
Roanne   1000 electric 1901 1935  
Saint-Chamond   1000 electric 1906 1931  
Saint-Étienne* Trams in Saint-Étienne 1000 Steam 04 Dec 1881 1912 [19]
1000 electric 17 April 1897   [19]
Valence   1000 electric 1927 1950  

Notes

  1. ^ a b Hamal, p123
  2. ^ "Railway Gazette: Pioneering PPP energises Dijon tram". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Accueil :: Le Tram - Grand Dijon". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Brest tramway opens".  
  5. ^ a b Hamal, p140
  6. ^ "Urban rail news in brief - November 2008". Railway Gazette. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  7. ^ Jaillard, Michel; Chenu, Marcel (in French), Plus d'un siècle de transports en commun à Reims, 1990
  8. ^ Hamal, p106
  9. ^ Hamal, p107
  10. ^ a b Hamal, p87
  11. ^ Hamal, p72
  12. ^ "False start for tram line T1 in Toulouse". Railway Gazette. December 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Hamal, p28-29
  14. ^ a b Hamal, p147
  15. ^ "Angers tram opens". Railway Gazette. June 29, 2011. 
  16. ^ Hamal, p78
  17. ^ a b Hamal, p16
  18. ^ Hamal, p44-45
  19. ^ a b Hamal, p112

References

Hamal, Thierry; Roland De Coster; Dominique Stas (1997). Flash 1997 - France (in French). Tram 2000. 

See also

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