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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #61
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Tunis was the 1st African city which has returned its tram in 1985. Now Algiers & Oran following tunis.

The green vehicles, and the maps shown here are not light rails, all are trams, yes modern trams, which opened in 1985.

Tunis's light rail is one of the oldest, opened in 1895, here's the photo of Tunis light rail.


Amap of Tunis' previous tram (closed in sixties) is needed for me.
This looks like a Cairo metro car.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #62
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There are many variations of alignment on Tunis tram, which is really outstanding in Africa.



It is getting out from underground, .
Is there an actual undergound station?
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Old January 24th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #63
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Is there an actual undergound station?
Not that I am aware of. The system goes through tunnels at some portions, but I do not think there are any underground stations.

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Old January 29th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #64
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When the construction of MODERN TRAMWAYS started, were the previous tram tracks (closed in sixties) discovered under the road surface in the time of digging?

When Alexandria kept its tram network, and expanded for a long times, why Tunis closed it in sixties? No doubt Alexandria is much old and congested than Tunis. Then what was the problem?
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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #65
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COMBINATION OF OLD & NEW SYSTEM

Current route 1 uses a tiny part of former route 9 & 12 near Place de Barcelone.

Current route 2, 3, 5 & 6 uses a small part of former 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 11 between place de Barcelone & Place de la Republique.

Current route 2 touches former route 6 at Ariana. So Ariana has also served by both old & new system.

Current route 3, 4 & 5 touches former route 7 at Bab el Khadra and touches former route 2, 3 & 4 at Bab Sadoun.

Route 4 touches former route 3 at Bardo and uses former route 4 up to Manouba. So route 4 is common between old & new network between Bardo & Manouba.

How history repeats!!!

1) Place de Barcelone & Place de la Republique are the Tunis CBD, and always very important. So it was the central tram terminus of both old & new system, and route 2, 3, 5 & 6 was used by both systems in this same place.
2) Bab Sadoun has also served by both old & new system’s route 3 & 4.
3) Route 4 is common between old & new network between Bardo & Manouba.

Tunis has reopned longer tram routes towards Ariana & Manouba, which was very popular of former network.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #66
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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF TUNIS TRAM

PAST –

Tunis tram started as horse tram. Finally it started as electric tram in 1900. By early thirties the entire system, which covered about 30 km, was electrified. All trams had motor & trailer coaches.

Several extensions were made to the system over the next few years. The most notable were: Manouba, Ariana & Djebel Djelloud.

Many longer routes were on reserved tacks, but within city it was middle of the road. There was 7 minutes headway.

1945 saw the first line closure in the network, by route 2 & 3 were replaced by trolleybus. By 1960 only two tram routes now remained: 3 to Le Bardo and 4 to Manouba.

On 20th April, 1960, the last trams ran on the Manouba line.

There were 31 routes. It covers service to Ariana, Belvedere, Carnot Ave., Franceville, Manouba, Le Bardo, Bab Saadoum, Porte De France, Gulerbahnhof, La Cagna and Gare De Djebel-Djelloud. Just imagine tram service was till to Ariana on past just like present!!!

PRESENT –

After 25 years, tram returned in Tunis, this time as a modern, high speed system. It is the first such system Africa. This new network is almost 37 Km as for December 2010. The system has 66 trams.

There are 6 routes. It covers service to Ben Arous, Ariana, Ibn Khaldoun, Intilaka, Kheireddine, El Mourouj, Tunice Marine, & Place De Barcelone. It is clear that this network is not dense in main city like the previous network, but extends as far as away to Kheireddine, El Mourouj.

FUTURE –

There are many extensions planned.
Route 6 will extend to Fouchana.
Route 7 will go to Cite Ennasr.
Route 8 will be opened after conversion from light rail to tram of TGM line.
Route 9 will go to Ain Zaghouan B’har Lazerg (only after conversion of TGM line).
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:57 AM   #67
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Former route 3 tram is terminating at Bardo. New route 4 not only serves this terminus, but also follows former route 4 up to Manouba.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #68
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Former route 5 tram at Place de la republique. Note the tram is coming straight and will turn right, then again will meet at this place for completing the anticlockwise loop. It was an important crossing of Tunis. The rail vehicle you’re seeing right away of the photo was another suburban light rail line to La Marsa. It was also the starting point of that line. That line was closed some years later after closing the tram network.


Now look this photo. This is Place de la republique now. Look carefully, the white triangular building is common in both photos. Another common is the ENICAR written six storied building in right side. So it is clear that tram returned on that place. The former tram line you’ve seen on the previous photo is shown as a green avenue on the middle angularly, just behind away the gates. The former light rail station of the old photo has closed many years after, and the previous right side building has demolished to construct a large new tram’s junction before 1985, which is shown in this photo. It is clear that this place is so important that tram returned again in this place, in a partly different alignment.

In future, the entire TGM line is planned to convert to tram line with current tram system. Then it will be really great, especially then trams will run on the bridge of the large lake, Ohhh, the thinking is truly amazing.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #69
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FOOLISH AUTHORITY OF TUNIS

Tunis’ great tram network was closed in 1960 for some blunt reasons –

“The infrastructure and fleet of the systems that closed service in the 1950's and 1960's were usually in very bad condition. So it was easier and cheaper for the companies to change to bus-service because the cities made the streets often completely new in these days because of the many new cars. They also thought that there is no place for trams on the streets anymore and that the old and slowly trams will disturb the car- and bus-traffic.”

If you see to Alexandria, another very old, even older and congested than Tunis, which is also an African City, was prevented the world’s sixties trend to close tram networks. Alexandria patiently improved their infrastructure & fleets step by step, and imported some Danish trams also. They gradually increased their network with both reserved and unreserved track. Tunis could do that. By gradually improving rolling stocks looking Alexandria, they can maintain their network.

But thanks to Tunis Transport Authority, they returned tram quicker than many cities around the world, even quicker than some European & North American cities. Old tram closed in 1960, but new tram opened only after 25 years that is in 1985 and the new network is almost double in length and also more expanded then previous. Some routes are reused by new system, and I’ve written early that the green color is the most soothing in Africa.

Tunis’ previous tram survived from 1900 to 1960 and closed for those fake reasons. Tram reopened in 1985. So are we sure that around 2045, Tunis will not again close its tram fore some updated closure reasons?
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #70
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Old March 31st, 2011, 07:58 PM   #71
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Please try to answer these -
1) What is the target year of extending route 6, converting TGM line to tram and new tram route to Cite Ennasr?
2) Reserved or unreserved, - which type of track layout is common in Tunis tramway network?
3) Which is the busiest tram terminus?
4) Which termini have interchange facility with suburban rail network?
5) Where is/are the depot(s) of the tramway network?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #73
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How did the Tunis transport system fare during the recent disturbances.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 10:14 PM   #75
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From Rail Journal

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Tunis to upgrade urban rail fleet
September 29, 2017



TUNIS public transport operator Transtu has submitted an application to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a €100m sovereign loan to help finance its €240.2m Urban Rail Fleet Renewal programme

The project is divided into three phases. The first involves the procurement of new trains for the standard-gauge Tunis - Goulette - Marsa (TGM) suburban line, which runs for 19km from Tunis Marine station to the coastal town of La Marsa. The line is equipped with 750V dc electrification and services are operated by a fleet of 25 EMUs built by MAN in 1979

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