Table 3.3: Tramway, Light Railway and LRT
U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australasia
Bielefeld - Butte     (3.3.1, 2008.6)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
Bielefeld - 1906
DE
@ 70,000
13.2 / 8.2
3.8
3 / 2
0.9
1911
 
@ 80,000
"
4.8
"
1.1
1928
 
@ 115,000
15.2 / 9.4
12.5
"
2.5
1935
 
@ 120,000
23.0 / 14.3
12.7
"
1.7
1939
 
@ 130,000
"
16.9
"
2.2
1951
 
@ 170,000
22.7 / 14.1
25.5
4 / 2
4.5
1966
 
@ 280,000
23.6 / 14.6
23
4.4 / 2.7
4.3
1984
 
@ 290,000
26.3 / 16.3
14.9
4.5 / 2.8
2.5
2002
 
300,000
26.1 / 16.2
18
"
3.1
Bilbo (Bilbao) - EuskoTram - 2006
ES
370,000
4.5 / 2.8
2.9
1.5 / 1
1.0
Biloxi (MS) - 1907
US
@ 16,000
38.9 / 24.1
1.9
8 / 5
0.4
Birkenhead - 1926
GB
@ 146,000
22.1 / 13.7
20.8
2 / 1
1.5
Birmingham - 1916
GB
@ 900,000
100.3 / 62.2
134.5
2.5 / 1.5
1.4
2003
 
2,600,000
20.4 / 12.6
5.1
10.7 / 6.6
2.6
Birmingham (AL) - 1950
US
350,000
66 / 41
21.8
5 / 3
1.6
* Streetcar
 
1,170,000
u 235,000
6 / 4
     
Bismarck (ND) - 1907
US
@ 5,000
1.8 / 1.1
0.07
1.8 / 1.1
0.07
1927
 
@ 7,000
"
0.05
"
0.05
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen - 1966
DE
@ 1,350,000
131.1 / 81.3
65.2
4.4 / 2.7
2.3
1984
 
@ 980,000
103.7 / 64.3
35.9
4.5 / 2.8
1.6
LRT - 2002
 
940,000
14.9 / 9.2
20
5 / 3
7
Tram - 2002
   
87.8 / 54.4
60
4.5 / 2.8
3
Boise (ID) - 1907
US
@ 17,000
15.3 / 9.5
1.4
2 / 1
0.1
B&I - 1907
 
@ 20,000
54.0 / 33.5
0.2
11 / 7
0.08
* Streetcar
 
190,000
       
* Bologna - Metro-tramvia
IT
u 370,000
7.8 / 4.8
     
Bolzano, IT: see Bozen-Bolzano
         
Bonn - SWB - 1966
DE
@ 300,000
10.7 / 6.6
10.1
2.9 / 1.8
2.8
BGM - 1966
   
11.0 / 6.8
6.8
5.1 / 3.2
3.1
SSB - 1966
   
25.8 / 16.0
7.4
6.4 / 4.0
1.8
SWB and SSB - 1985
   
50.4 / 31.2
21.8
4 / 2
1.7
SWB - Tram and LRT - 2003
 
390,000
34.3 / 21.2
40
"
5
SSB - 2003
   
29.9 / 18.5
12.5
6.5 / 4.0
2.7
Boston (MA) - 1910
US
@ 1,044,000
357.3 / 221.5
410.0
3 / 2
3.7
1918
 
@ 1,200,000
371.6 / 230.4
557
"
4.8
1924
 
@ 1,300,000
338.9 / 207.0
480
"
4.7
1969
   
46.6 / 28.9
52.9
4.0 / 2.5
4.6
1985
   
"
26.8
2.3 / 1.4
1.3
1990
   
43.4 / 26.9
23.3
"
1.2
2006
 
4,510,000
"
80.3
4.3 / 2.7
8.0
Subway - 1997
   
5.6 / 3.5
50
1.5 / 1
14.3
B-Boston College - 1995
   
7.1 / 4.4
18
3 / 2
8.2
C-Cleveland Circle - 1995
   
4.8 / 3.0
9
2 / 1.5
4.5
D-Riverside - 1995
   
15.2 / 9.4
13
8 / 5
6.9
E-Heath Street - 1995
   
4.0 / 2.5
9
1.5 / 1
3.6
Mattapan-Ashmont - 1997
   
3.5 / 2.2
2
1.5 / 1
0.9
2004
   
"
2.5
"
1.1
BySt - 1913
 
@ 1,800,000
1,566.1 / 971.0
341.2
3 / 2
0.7
BySt - MA - 1918
 
@ 2,000,000
1,226.4 / 760.3
212.4
"
0.6
Boulder (CO) - 1907
US
@ 9,000
8.0 / 5.0
0.5
2 / 1
0.1
* Streetcar
 
95,000
6 / 4
     
Bozeman (MT) - 1907
US
@ 5,000
4.0 / 2.5
0.03
2 / 1
0.01
Bozen-Bolzano - Gries - 1911
IT
@ 25,000
3.1 / 1.9
0.5
2.0 / 1.3
0.3
R - 1911
   
11.8 / 7.3
0.1
8.5 / 5.3
0.07
2003
 
100,000
7.5 / 4.7
0.2
4 / 2
0.1
Brandenburg an der Havel - 1912
DE
@ 60,000
16 / 10
1.9
2 / 1
0.2
1927
 
@ 65,000
20 / 12
6.1
"
0.6
1944
 
@ 75,000
"
18.3
"
1.8
1970
 
@ 90,000
17.7 / 11.0
12.3
"
1.4
1987
 
@ 95,000
"
24.1
"
2.7
2002
 
80,000
"
5
"
0.6
Brandon - 1916
CA
@ 10,000
11 / 7
0.6
2 / 1
0.09
Brantford - 1916
CA
@ 25,000
47.7 / 29.6
1.5
8 / 5
0.3
Braunschweig - 1966
DE
@ 280,000
17.7 / 11.0
13.7
5.3 / 3.3
2.8
1984
 
@ 340,000
27.7 / 17.2
13.2
5 / 3
2.4
2002
 
320,000
34.7 / 21.5
20
"
2.9
Breckenridge (MN) - 1911
US
4,000
1.8 / 1.1
0.3
1.5 / 1
0.3
Bremen - 1926
DE
@ 300,000
52.5 / 32.6
69.8
3 / 2
4.0
1939
 
@ 420,000
67.8 / 42.0
70.0
4 / 2
4.1
1951
 
@ 480,000
61.8 / 38.3
78.8
5 / 3
6.4
1966
 
@ 620,000
53.6 / 33.2
56
5.3 / 3.3
5.6
1984
 
@ 580,000
56.7 / 35.2
49.7
5.0 / 3.1
4.4
2002
 
590,000
58.6 / 36.3
45
4.5 / 2.8
3.5
Bremerhaven - 1911
DE
@ 24,000
17.8 / 11.0
6.8
3 / 2
1.2
1929
 
"
21.5 / 13.3
11.0
"
1.5
1951
 
@ 120,000
22.6 / 14.0
15.4
"
2.0
1966
 
@ 170,000
9.0 / 5.6
7.5
3.4 / 2.1
2.8
1970
 
@ 150,000
"
7.2
"
2.7
1979
 
@ 140,000
"
3.8
"
1.4
* Brest
FR
220,000
13.5 / 8.4
10
3 / 2
2.3
* Bridgeport (CT) - Streetcar
US
140,000
       
Bridgeton (NJ) - 1907
US
 
58.3 / 36.1
3.1
5 / 3
0.3
Brig - BVZ - 1920
CH
 
35.0 / 21.7
0.05
21.3 / 13.2
 
1930
   
44.0 / 27.3
0.2
21.8 / 13.5
 
1940
   
"
0.1
22.2 / 13.8
0.06
1955
   
"
0.5
23.4 / 14.5
0.3
1970
   
"
1.4
23.2 / 14.4
0.8
1984
   
"
2.6
15.2 / 9.4
0.9
2002
 
30,000
"
2.5
16.4 / 10.2
0.9
FO - 1920
   
46.2 / 28.6
0.04
17.6 / 10.9
0.02
Schöllenen
   
3.8 / 2.4
0.03
3.8 / 2.4
0.03
             
FO - 1930
   
96.7 / 60.0
0.02
23.4 / 14.5
0.05
Schöllenen
   
3.8 / 2.4
0.01
3.8 / 2.4
0.1
             
FO - 1940
   
96.7 / 60.0
0.1
18.8 / 11.7
0.02
Schöllenen
   
3.8 / 2.4
0.1
3.8 / 2.4
0.1
             
FO - 1955
   
96.7 / 60.0
0.4
16.4 / 10.2
0.08
Schöllenen
   
3.8 / 2.4
0.2
3.8 / 2.4
0.2
             
FO - 1970
   
100.5 / 62.3
1.4
18.7 / 11.6
0.3
1984
   
100.7 / 62.4
1.6
22.5 / 13.9
0.4
2002
 
30,000
"
1.6
25.2 / 15.6
0.4
* Bristol
GB
630,000
16.7 / 10.4
11.5
5 / 3
3.4
Broken Hill - 1925
AU
@ 24,000
16.2 / 10.0
1.4
2.5 / 1.5
0.2
Bronx (NY), US (New York City borough): see New York City (separate tabulation)
     
Brooklyn (NY), US (New York City borough): see New York City (separate tabulation)
     
Bruxelles / Brussel / Brussels - 1955
BE
@ 990,000
u 170,000
235 / 145
290
3 / 2
3.7
1958
 
@ 1,050,000
u 175,000
238.8 / 148.1
246.057268
"
3.1
1962
 
@ 1,025,000
u 171,000
211 / 131
189
"
2.7
1967
 
@ 1,058,000
u 171,000
202.6 / 125.6
163.4
"
2.4
1977
 
@ 1,000,000
u 153,000
159 / 99
65
5 / 3
2.0
2005
 
1,018,000
u 140,000
128.4 / 79.6
68.8
"
2.7
Buffalo (NY) - Main St. - 1930
US
@ 910,000
u 570,000
10.6 / 6.6
8.9
3 / 2
2.7
1941
 
@ 960,000
u 580,000
"
3.9
"
1.2
1944
 
@ 1,000,000
u 580,000
"
7.9
"
2.4
1946
 
@ 1,000,000
u 580,000
"
8.2
"
2.5
Main St. - bus - 1983
 
@ 1,240,000
u 350,000
"
4.9
"
1.5
LRRT - 1989
 
@ 1,190,000
u 330,000
10.2 / 6.3
8
3.9 / 2.4
2.9
2006
 
1,170,000
u 290,000
"
5.4
4.0 / 2.5
2.2
Bulle - GFM - 1435mm - 1910
CH
 
18.2 / 11.3
   
0.1
1920
   
"
0.1
14.2 / 8.8
0.08
1930
   
"
0.09
12.7 / 7.9
0.06
1940
   
"
0.1
13.2 / 8.2
0.09
1955
   
"
0.2
13 / 8
0.1
1970
   
"
0.1
"
0.09
1984
   
"
0.1
14 / 9
0.1
2002
 
10,000
"
0.1
13 / 8
0.1
GFM - 1000mm - 1910
   
42.9 / 26.6
   
0.08
1920
   
48.4 / 30.0
1.5
6.3 / 3.9
0.2
1930
   
"
1.0
7.4 / 4.6
0.2
1940
   
"
0.9
10.2 / 6.3
0.2
1955
   
"
1.5
8.5 / 5
0.3
1970
   
"
1.3
8 / 8
0.2
1984
   
"
1.1
11.5 / 7
0.3
2002
 
30,000
"
1.2
10 / 6
0.3
Burlingame (CA) - ca. 1915
US
@ 4,000
2.7 / 1.7
0.005
2 / 1
0.003
see also San Francisco (CA)
           
Burlington (NC) - 1920
US
@ 8,000
13 / 8
0.4
6 / 4
0.2
Burlington (VT) - 1907
US
@ 25,000
17.7 / 11.0
2.1
2 / 1.5
0.3
Butte (MT) - 1907
US
@ 40,000
33.5 / 20.7
9.6
2 / 1.5
0.7
Key to Symbols:
* = in planning; ** = under construction.
*** = operated for less than 12 months as noted; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
@ = population corresponds with historic data year.
u = population within municipal boundary.
 
Notes for Table 3.3
Bielefeld: System includes 6.5 km / 4.0 mi in tunnel, with 7 stations, opened in stages from 1991.
Bilbo (Bilbao): EuskoTram, opened 2002 December 18.
Bilbo is the Euskara (Basque) name for Bilbao.
Biloxi: Operator title: Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company. Operated between Biloxi, Gulfport and Pass Christian; also operated town tramway services in Biloxi and Gulfport.
Birkenhead: Operator title: Birkenhead Corporation Tramways (municipal undertaking).
Birmingham (AL) US - Streetcar: Town tramway using modern stock planned as initial stage of Birmingham rail transport system. USD 87.5 million for "Birmingham Transit Corridor" authorized by US Congress, awaits source of funds to pay 20 percent "local" share.
Bismarck: Operator title: Capitol Car Line, State of North Dakota. Undertaking of (federal) state authority, the only such town tramway undertaking in the US.
Bochum - LRT: Stadtbahn service U35, 11.0 km / 6.8 mi in tunnel (15 stations), remainder on roadway median (6 stations) with level crossings but no street track. Opened 1989-1993.
Tram: Straßenbahn services include 3.3 km / 2.0 mi of tunnel (4 stations) in Bochum, opened from 1979, and 3.7 km / 2.3 mi of tunnel (7 stations) in Gelsenkirchen, opened from 1984. Tunnel segment in Bochum under construction, 0.9 km / 0.5 mi, opening planned for 2006.
Boise - 1907: Operator title: Boise Railroad Company.
B&I-1907: Operator title: Boise and Interurban Railway Company. Operated Boise – Middleton – Caldwell. 1907 data for for five months only; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
Streetcar: Town tramway, in planning.
Bologna - Metro-tram:
Previous plans for a two-line driverless metro were cancelled following election of a new municipal administration in 2004, according to news reports current at the end of 2004. News reports describe a metro-tramvia project, also known as Metrotramvia di Bologna, with a short length in tunnel and the remainder on surface alignment. The planned initial stage was described as extending from Stazione Centrale to Porto San Felice in tunnel (2.3 km / 1.5 mi, 5 stations). The planned second stage was described as extending westward on surface alignment to Borgo Panigale (5.5 km / 3.4 mi, 13 stations).
Bonn: BGM operated Bonn – Bad Godesberg – Mehlem; to SWB from 1970. New underground alignment Hauptbahnhof – Heussallee opened 1975 March 22; Bad Godesberg – Mehlem closed 1976.
SSB: This undertaking operates the Bonn Siegburg and Bonn Bad Honnef suburban lines (service 66, Siegburg Hauptbahnhof Heussallee Ramersdorf Bad Honnef).
The network includes 11 km / 7 mi of Straßenbahn (street tramway), and 53 km / 33 mi of Stadtbahn (LRT, including both SSB and SWB). Tunnel segments include: central Bonn (3.2 km / 2.0 mi, 6 stations), Bad Godesberg (1.1 km / 0.7 mi, 4 stations), Robert-Schumann-Platz (1.5 km / 1 mi, 1 station), Ramersdorf (1.5 km / 1 mi, 1 station) and Siegburg (0.5 km / 0.3 mi, 1 station).
Boston: Operator title at 1910 and 1918: Boston Elevated Railway Company.
Other towns served by the "Boston" tramway network included: Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Somerville and Watertown.
Passenger data for individual branches include all passengers: "boarding" and "transfer."
Key to line and branch names:
Subway: Lechmere Viaduct, Tremont Street Subway, Boylston Street Subway (Lechmere – Kenmore).
B: Boston College via Commonwealth Avenue (Kenmore – Boston College).
C: Cleveland Circle via Beacon Street (Kenmore – Cleveland Circle).
D: Riverside via Highland Branch (Kenmore – Riverside).
E: Huntington Avenue – Heath Street (Copley – Heath Street).
Mattapan-Ashmont, also known as "Mattapan High Speed Trolley Line," marketed as part of HRT Red Line.
As noted in the body of the report ("Rail Transit Systems Worldwide"), the authors chose to present the annual traffic density statistic for the Boston Green Line "Subway" segment in the "Metro and Suburban Railway" charts. This segment, with an annual traffic density exceeding 14 million passenger-km / mi per km / mi of route, is an obvious "outlier" among "Tramway, Light Railway and LRT" systems.
BySt: Operator title: Bay State Street Railway Company. Operated town tramway services in Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Newburyport, Quincy, Salem and Taunton (MA), Nashua (NH) and Newport (RI), with many suburban extensions. 1913 system length includes segments leased to Boston Elevated Railway (approximately 21 km / 13 mi).
BySt-MA-1918: 1918 data are exclusive of lines outside of Massachusetts (i.e. Nashua, NH and Newport, RI).
Boulder: Operator title: Boulder Electric Light and Power Company.
Streetcar: "Boulder Breeze," town tramway line worked by replica vintage stock, in planning. Planned to operate Pearl Street Mall – Twenty-Ninth Street.
Bozeman: Operator title: Bozeman Street Railway Company.
Bozen-Bolzano-Gries-1911: Operator title: Straßenbahn Bozen-Gries. Closed 1948.
R: Rittnerbahn / Ferrovia del Renon. Opened 1907. Town tramway service on Bozen-Bolzano street track withdrawn 1948 (Waltherplatz / Piazza Walther Rittnerbahnhof / Stazione Renon). Rack segment, 4 km / 2.5 mi, replaced by cableway, 1966. Remaining segment, Maria Himmelfahrt (Maria Assunta) Oberbozen (Soprabolzano, cableway connection) Klobenstein (Coballo).
Brandenburg an der Havel: Statistics are inclusive of Plaue an der Havel undertaking (opened 1912 December 24), separate from Brandenburg undertaking until the town of Plaue was merged into Brandenburg in 1952. Anton-Saefkow-Allee – Plaue – Kirchmöser West, 4 km (2.5 mi, closed 2002 September 28.
Brandon: Operator title: Brandon Municipal Railway.
Brantford: Operator title: Brantford Municipal Railway (ex-Grand Valley Railway, from 1914).
Operated town tramway services in Brantford, and interurban line Brantford – Paris – Galt. Paris – Galt line sold during 1915. (The town of Galt joined with neighboring municipalities to form the City of Cambridge, in 1973.)
Breckenridge: Operator title: Wahpeton-Breckenridge Street Railway Company. Operated Breckenridge (MN) Wahpeton (ND).
Claimed as the shortest "interstate" town tramway line in the US.
Brest: Tramway, in planning.
Construction planned for 2008; opening planned for 2010. Traffic density estimate based on ridership forecast (45,000 / weekday).
Bridgeport: Town tramway (streetcar) line, in planning. Planned route to connect Steel Point redevelopment site, railway and coach stations, and Seaside Park.
Bridgeton: Operator title: Bridgeton and Millville Traction Company.
Operated Bridgeton Millville, and Bridgeton Port Norris – Bivalve.
Brig - BVZ: Brig-Visp-Zermatt-Bahn.
Brig – Visp, 8.9 km / 5.5 mi, opened 1930 June 5 by Visp-Zermatt-Bahn (VZ, electric traction). Visp – Stalden-Saas, 6.4 km / 4.0 mi, opened 1890 July 3. Stalden-Saas – St. Niklaus, 8.7 km / 5.4 mi, opened 1890 August 26. St. Niklaus – Zermatt, 19.0 km / 11.8 mi, opened 1891 July 18. Electrified 1929 October 1 (11kV 16⅔Hz a.c.).
Through workings Zermatt – Brig – Chur / St. Moritz ("Glacier-Express") started 1929. VZ operated only during summer months to 1928, when all-year service was started to St. Niklaus. All-year service to Zermatt started 1933. Company renamed BVZ from 1962.
FO: Furka-Oberalp-Bahn. Operates Brig – Disentis and Andermatt – Göschenen.
Brig – Gletch, 46.2 km / 28.6 mi, opened 1914 June 30 by Furkabahn Brig-Furka-Disentis (BFD). To FO from 1925. Gletsch – Andermatt, 21.7 km / 13.5 mi, opened . Andermatt – Disentis, 28.8 km / 17.9 mi, opened . Electrified in stages 1940 October 21 - 1942 July 1 (11.5kV 16⅔Hz a.c.).
Schöllenen: Andermatt – Göschenen segment, 3.8 km / 2.4 mi, built by Schöllenenbahn (SchB). Opened 1917 July 12. Electric traction (1,200V d.c., converted to 11.5kV 16⅔Hz a.c. from 1941 October 16). Merged into FO from 1961.
Oberwald – Gletch – Realp segment not operated during winter months because of location of the Steffenbach bridge in avalanche zone. Original bridge destroyed 1916, new "folding" bridge completed 1925. This was dismantled each fall and reassembled each spring. Old line closed 1981 October 12. New line including 15.4-km / 9.5-mi Furka Basistunnel ("Furka Base Tunnel") opened 1982 June 25.
(The planned dismantling of the Oberwald – Gletch – Rehalp segment was not carried out. The efforts of the not-for-profit Verein Furka-Bergstrecke (English-language title "Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway Club") led to organization of Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke AG (English-language title "Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway Company") in 1990. This undertaking reopened the segment Realp Tiefenbach on 1992 June 11. Excursion service was extended westward in stages, and the line was reopened to Gletsch on 2000 July 24. The railway carried 25,904 passengers that year during the 59-day season. Reopening to Oberwald planned for 2008.)
BVZ and FO merged from 2003 as Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (MGB).
Bristol: "Bristol Supertram," in planning.
Financing had not been secured at 2008 June and significant delay appeared likely. Traffic density estimate based on ridership forecast.
Broken Hill: Operator title: New South Wales Government Tramways.
Steam traction. Closed 1926 December 31.
Bruxelles / Brussel / Brussels - General: The City of Brussels (Bruxelles-ville / Stad Brussel) is one of 16 municipalities (communes / gemeenten)of the Brussels-Capital Region (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest). The population of the metropolitan region was estimated at 2,005,000 (2005).
System length (at 2005) includes 67.6 km / 41.9 mi on reservation, of which 12.1 km / 7.5 mi is in tunnel. The north-south Prémétro tunnel extends 5.5 km / 3.4 mi, with 11 stations. The first segment was opened in 1976. The peripheral Prémétro tunnel east of central Brussels was opened in 1972. Parts of metro Lines 1 and 2 were worked by trams prior to the start of metro operation (see Table 4.2).
Long-term plans include reintroduction of east-west tramway service in central Brussels, and a line from Schuman northeast to Brussels Airport.
Buffalo-Main St.-1930 - 1946: Includes all passengers transported by International Railway Company Main Street tramway line. Urban population ("u") refers to that within the Buffalo municipal boundary.
LRRT - 1989 and 2002: "Light Rail Rapid Transit," marketed as "Metro Rail." Closely duplicates the route of the former Main Street tramway line.
Bulle - GFM: Chemins de fer Fribourgeois Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat. 1435mm-gauge line Bulle – Romont opened 1868 July 1 by Chemin de fer Bulle-Romont (BR). Electrified 1946 May 8 (SBB system: 15kV 16⅔Hz a.c.).
1000mm-gauge lines (all opened with electric traction, 750V d.c., later increased to 900V d.c.): Palézieux – Châtel-Saint-Denis, 6.8 km / 4.2 mi, opened 1901 April 29 by Chemin de fer Châtel-Palézieux (CP).
Châtel-Saint-Denis – Vuadens, 16.6 km / 10.3 mi, opened 1903 July 23 by Chemin de fer Châtel-Bulle-Montbovon (CBM).
Vuadens – Bulle, 2.9 km / 1.8 mi, opened 1904 July 14 by CBM.
Bulle – La Tour-de-Tréme, 1.4 km / 0.9 mi, opened 1904 September 21 by CBM.
La Tour-de-Tréme – Montbovon, 15.8 km / 9.8 mi, opened 1903 July 23 by CBM.
CP and CBM merged as Chemins de fer Electriques de la Gruyère (CEG) from 1907.
Bulle – Les Marches, 4.0 km / 2.5 mi, opened 1912 January 29.
Les Marches – Broc Fabrique, 1.5 km / 0.9 mi, opened 1912 June 24.
BR, CEG and FMA (see under Fribourg, Table 3.4) merged as GFM from 1942. GFM merged with Fribourg municipal transport undertaking (Transports Fribourgeois, TF) as Transports publics Fribourgeois (tpf) from 2000.
Burlingame (CA): Operator title: Burlingame Railway Company.
Accumulator (storage-battery) traction. Maximum gradient 12.8 percent (1 in 8). Built to serve new residential development. Opened 1913 February 22. Closure authorized 1917 November 19.
See also San Francisco. Burlingame was served by the San Francisco – San Mateo interurban line ("40 Line").
Burlington (NC): Operator title: Piedmont Power and Light Company. Operated Burlington – Graham – Haw River.
Burlington (VT): Operator title: Burlington Traction Company. Operated between Burlington, Winooski and Essex Junction.
Butte: Operator title: Butte Electric Street Railway Company.
 
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