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Tram lines

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On the top left of the page, we see a drawing of the tram network in the city of Luxembourg. It showes us the situation back in the heyday, say but just before 1940.

With normal lines on the map the network of the TVL is shown. Two lines side by side means that the lin there was double track. As you can see was the network with few exceptions, almost entirely single track.

Two times we see a dotted line; that shows the country tramline to Echternach and to Remich.

As we can see in the picture, in the network of the TVL there was a strong focus on the connection between the station (Gare) and the Centre. Line 6 came near the station, and for the rest all lines did so, with an exception of line 9 and 10. And all lines just were somewhere near the vicinity of the town centre, either near Parc, either on the Place Guilaume II.

In the picture above there is a map of the center of the city. Almost all lines passed somewhere the city center. All lines were single track with some passing tracks on some places in the network. Only some piece of the network in the city center you can imagine that as double track; one way it was by the Rue de l'Eau, and the other way it was by the Rue de la Reine and the Rue du Fossé.

 

Details

Each line is discussed in detail below. At first horse tram, and thereafter the lines of the electric tram are described per line:

[ horse tram ]     Gare - Parc - Centre - Porte Neuve
 
[ lijn 1 ]     Gare - Parc - Centre - Gare
[ lijn 2 ]     Gare - Centre - Parc - Gare
[ lijn 3 ]     Gare - Parc - Limpertsberg - Gare
[ lijn 4 ]     Gare - Centre - Limpertsberg
[ lijn 5 ]     Gare - Centre - Parc - Limpertsberg - Centre - Gare
[ lijn 6 ]     Gare - Parc - Centre - Bonnevoie
[ lijn 7 ]     Bonnevoie - Centre - Parc - Bonnevoie (tot 1927)
[ lijn 8 ]     Bonnevoie - Parc - Centre - Bonnevoie (tot 1927)
[ lijn 9 ]     Centre - Neudorf
[ lijn 10 ]   Centre - Eich - Dommeldange - Heisdorf
[ lijn 11 ]   Gare - Parc - Merl
[ lijn 12 ]   Gare - Parc - Rollingergrund - Eich
 

Horse tram : Gare - Parc - Centre - Porte Neuve

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Liberté - Grand Rue - Rue de la Reine - Passerelle - Gare

21.01.1874Opening (until Grand Rue)
24.08.1874Prolongation until Porte Neuve
27.06.1908Exploitation via new line over the Pont Adolphe
01.08.1908closure
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Line 1 : Gare - Parc - Centre - Gare

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Liberté - Grand Rue - Rue de la Reine - Passerelle - Gare

01.10.1909Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 1
07.09.1959Closure
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Line 2 : Gare - centre - Parc - Gare

(tot 1925: red line)

Traject : Gare - Passerelle - Palais - Grand-Rue - Avenue de la Porte Neuve - Rond-Point - Boulevard de la Foire - Rue Joseph II - Avenue Montery - Avenue de la Liberté - Gare

01.10.1909Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 2
07.07.1957Closure
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Line 3 : Gare - Parc - Limpertsberg - Gare

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Liberté - Avenue Monterey - Place Joseph II - Chapelle - Rond-Point - Chapelle - Place Joseph II - Avenue Monterey - Avenue de la Liberté - Gare

01.01.1925Opening
07.07.1957Closure
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Line 4 : Gare - Centre - Limpertsberg

(tot 1925: white line)

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Gare - Passerelle - Palais - Grand-Rue - Rue Aldringen - Avenue Monterey - Rue Joseph II - Chapelle - Avenue de la Faïencerie - Boulevard de la Foire - Avenue de la Porte Neuve - Grand-Rue - Rue de la Reine - passerelle - Gare (tot 1.1.1925)

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Gare - Passerelle - Palais - Grand-Rue - Avenue de la Porte-Neuve - Rond-Point - Dépot - Avenue de la Faïencerie - Boulevard de la Foire - Avenue de la Porte-Neuve - Grand-Rue - Avenue de la Gare - Gare (vanaf 1.1.1925)

01.10.1909Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 4 (and change of route)
09.07.1960Closure
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Line 5 : Gare - Centre - Parc - Limpertsberg - Centre - Gare

(tot 1925: yellow lijn)

Traject : Gare - Passerelle - Palais - Grand-Rue - Rue Aldringen - Avenue Monterey - Rue Joseph II - Chapelle - Avenue de la Faïencerie - Rue Ermesinde - Avenue Victor Hugo - Avenue de la Porte-Neuve - Grand-Rue - Rue de la Reine - Passerelle - Gare

01.10.1909Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in lijn 5
07.09.1959Closure
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Line 6 : Gare - Parc - Centre - Bonnevoie

(tot 1925: Line Hollerich)

Traject : Hollerich Ets.Paul Wurth - Hollerich Eglise - Route d'Esch - Avenue Monterey - Poste - Grand-Rue - Rue de la Reine - Avenue de la Gare - Gare (until 1927)

Traject : Hollerich Ets.Paul Wurth - Hollerich Eglise - Route d'Esch - Avneue Monterey - Poste - Grand-Rue - Rue de la Reine - Avenue de la Gare - Route de Bonnevoie - Bonnevoie (from 1927)

02.09.1923Opening tot Av.Monterey
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 6
?Opening van Av.Monterey tot Gare
01.04.1927Samenvoeging met route line 8
01.09.1955Closure (Hollerich - Av.Monterey)
07.09.1959Closure (Av.Monterey - Bonnevoie)
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Line 7 : Gare - Centre - Bonnevoie

(tot 1925: Linie Bonnevoie)

Traject : Bonnevoie - Rue de Bonnevoie - Avenue de la Gare - Passerelle - Rue de la Reine - Grand-Rue - Avenue de la Liberté - Rue Sigefroid - Rue de Bonnevoie - Bonnevoie

(same route as line 8, but the other way round)

11.05.1924Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 7
01.04.1927 Closure (opgenomen in lijn 6)
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Line 8 : Gare - Centre - Bonnevoie

Traject : Bonnevoie - Rue de Bonnevoie - Rue Sigefroid - Avenue de la Liberté - Grand-Rue - Rue de la Reine - Passerelle - Avenue de la Gare - Rue de Bonnevoie - Bonnevoie

(same route as line 7, but the other way round)

01.01.1925Opening
01.04.1927 Closure (included in line 6)
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Line 9 : Centre - Neudorf

(tot 1925: Line Neudorf)

Traject : Rue de la Boucherie - Clausen - Brasserie H.Funck - Neudorf Eglise - Neudorf Terminus

16.07.1923Opening
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 9
01.04.1952Closure (Neudorf Rue de Grunewald - Neudorf Terminus)
01.05.1952Closure (Brauerei Henri Funk - Neudorf Rue de Grunewald)
12.05.1952Closure (Imprimerie Heck - Brauerei Henri Funk)
31.10.1952Closure (Luxemburg - Imprimerie Heck)
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Line 10 : Centre - Eich - Dommeldange - Heisdorf

(tot 1925: Line Beggen)

Traject : Place du Théatre - Eich - Dommeldange - Beggen - Bereldange - Walferdange - Heisdorf

26.12.1913Opening part until Dommeldange
01.05.1922Opening part from Dommeldange until Beggen
01.01.1925Renumbered in line 10
06.09.1930Opening part from Beggen until Heisdorf
05.09.1964Closure

Remark.: The part of the line from Beggen until Heisdorf was ready in 1922, but because of quarrels with the community of Walferdange it was only opened in 1930.

Remark.: This was the last tramline riding in the city of Luxemburg.

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Line 11 : Gare - Parc - Merl

Traject : Gare - Avenue de la Liberté - Avenue Monterey - Merl - Merl Terminus

14.2.1926Opening (route Av.Monterey - Merl)
15.01.1928 Opening (route Gare - Av.Monterey)
09.10.1934 Opening (route Merel - Merl Terminus)
15.09.1960 Closure (Merl Rue St.Hubert - Merl Terminus)
01.05.1961 Closure (Gare - Merl Rue St.Hubert)
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Line 12 : Gare - Parc - Rollingergrund - Eich

Traject : Avenue de l'Arsenal - Rollingergrund - Eich

17.09.1928Opening (route Av.de l'Arsenal - Eich) (only some trams on a day)
14.01.1929Opening (route Av.de l'Arsenal - Eich) (regular tram traffic)
14.01.1929Opening (route Gare - Av.de l'Arsenal)
09.05.1955Closure
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