Table 3.31: Tramway, Light Railway and LRT
U.S, Canada, Western Europe and Australasia
V          Vaduz - Vitoria-Gasteiz     (3.31.1, 2008.6)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
* Vaduz
LI
5,000
30 / 19
     
Valdemoro, ES: see Madrid
           
Valencia - LRT
ES
850,000
127.0 / 78.7
46
6 / 4
2
Tram
   
9.7 / 6.0
5
4 / 2
2
Valenciennes - 1931
FR
 
65 / 40
16
   
Line 1
 
350,000
u 43,000
9.5 / 5.9
10
2 / 1
2
Line 2
   
8.8 / 5.5
     
* Line 3
   
13 / 8
     
Vallejo - SFN&C - 1921
US
@ 30,000
67.2 / 41.7
0.6
16 / 10
0.1
1927
 
@ 40,000
67.1 / 41.6
0.3
"
0.06
Valley City (ND) - 1907
US
@ 5,000
2.8 / 1.7
0.04
2 / 1
0.02
Vancouver - 1927
CA
@ 120,000
106.5 / 66.0
75
4 / 2.5
3
New Westminster - 1934
 
@ 20,000
24.3 / 15.1
2
2 / 1.5
0.2
North Vancouver - 1918
   
15.8 / 9.8
1.9
1.5 / 1
0.2
1926
 
@ 8,000
"
2.2
"
0.2
1939
   
"
1.4
"
0.1
Central Park - 1938
   
13.6 / 8.4
2.8
5 / 3
1
Lulu Island - 1938
   
41.8 / 25.9
1.5
8 / 5
0.3
Chilliwack - 1912
   
102.8 / 63.7
0.4
24 / 15
0.09
1938
   
102.8 / 63.7
0.2
0.04
Burnaby Lakes - 1938
   
18.9 / 11.7
0.7
8 / 5
0.3
* LRT (see note)
 
2,000,000
11 / 7
7
5 / 3
3
Vancouver (WA) - 1916
US
@12,000
21.0 / 13.0
0.6
2.5 / 1.5
0.07
1920
 
@ 14,000
"
1.0
0.1
1921
 
@ 14,000
"
0.5
0.06
1923
 
@ 15,000
"
0.5
"
0.06
see also Portland (OR), US
           
Vélez-Málaga (Velez-Malaga)
ES
70,000
4.6 / 2.9
1.2
1.5 / 1
0.5
Venice (CA), US: see Los Angeles (CA), US (separate tabulation)
       
** Verona
IT
u: 250,000
11.3 / 7.0
     
Vevey, CH: see Montreux-Vevey (CH)
           
Vicksburg (MS) - 1907
US
@ 20,000
16.1 / 10.0
1.7
2 / 1
0.2
Victoria - 1912
CA
@ 30,000
34.4 / 21.3
15
2 / 1.5
1
1924
 
@ 40,000
38.4 / 23.8
11
"
0.7
1934
 
@ 40,000
"
8.5
"
0.5
1943
 
@ 45,000
35.2 / 21.8
18
"
1
Saanich - 1921
   
34.5 / 21.4
0.4
8 / 5
0.09
Vienna, AT: see Wien (AT)
           
* Vigo
ES
420,000
u: 290,000
5 / 3
     
Villefranche - SNCF
FR
6,000
62.6 / 38.8
     
Visalia (CA) - VE - 1921
US
@ 8,000
52.9 / 32.8
0.05
8 / 5
0.008
** Vitoria-Gasteiz
ES
230,000
7.6 / 4.7
     
Vöcklamarkt, AT: see Attersee (AT)
           
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 3.24
Vaduz: Stadtbahn Liechtenstein, LRT.
A study published at 2003 outlines a network based on that in Saarbrücken (DE). New line Trübbach (CH) – Schaan (Schaan-Vaduz station), 14 km / 9 mi, serving Balzers, Triesen and Vaduz. Services would operate Sargans (CH) – Buchs (SG-CH) – Feldkirch (AT) via Vaduz and Schaan, total system length 30 km / 19 mi. Estimated time for implementation: 12 years.
Second-stage expansion, 16 km / 10 mi, serving villages north of the SBB Buchs (CH) – Schaan – Feldkirch (AT) line, and Vaduz Rheinpark stadium.
Valenciennes: Transvilles, tramway.
Line 1 opened 2006 July 6. Population served (habitants à proximité immédiate du tracé) stated as 51,300. Traffic density estimate based on reported ridership (30,000 - 40,000 / weekday). Branch St-Waast – Hôpital, in planning.
Line 2 opened 2007 September 3. Incorporates 6.5 km / 4.0 mi of former railway line Valenciennes – Denain (opened 1838 October 21).
Line 3, in planning. Construction planned for 2008, opening planned for 2010.
Line 4, Valenciennes – Quiévrain (BE), 13.5 km / 8.4 mi, in planning. Opening forecast for 2011.
48-km / 30-mi system outlined.
Vallejo: Operator title: San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway Company.
Extended Vallejo – Napa – Calistoga.
Valley City: Operator title: Valley City Street and Interurban Railway Company.
Vancouver (CA) - 1927: Operator title: British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Ltd. (BCER). "Vancouver City and Suburbs Division" town tramway lines.
New Westminster 1934: BCER "New Westminister Division" town tramway lines.
North Vancouver 1926: BCER "North Vancouver Division" town tramway lines.
Central Park-1938, Lulu Island-1938, Chilliwack-1912 and 1938, and Burnaby Lakes-1938:
BCER District 1 (Vancouver – New Westminister via Central Park)
District 2 (Vancouver – Marpole – Steveston / New Westminster)
District 3 (New Westminster – Chilliwack) and
District 4 (Vancouver – New Westminster via Burnaby Lakes) "interurban" lines.
System length excludes segments part of Vancouver or New Westminster tramway divisions.
LRT: "Coquitlam Light Rail Rapid Transit" (more recently "Evergreen Line") Lougheed Town Centre – Coquitlam Town Centre, in planning. Construction planned for 2007; opening planned for 2010. Traffic density estimate based on projected ridership and service level.
UPDATE: At 2008 February, the British Columbia provincial government announced that the line would be built using Bombardier "Advanced Rapid Transit" (also known as "Advanced Light Rail Transit") technology. See Table 4.33.
Vancouver (WA, US): Operator titles: North Coast Power Company (to 1923), Puget Sound Power and Light Company (from 1923).
Operated town tramway services in Vancouver, with suburban extension Orchards – Sifton.
Vélez-Málaga: Tranvía de Vélez-Málaga
Construction started 2003, opened 2006 October 11. To connect with planned Tren litoral regional rail line, Málaga – Nerja (see Table 4.19).
Verona: LRT, under construction (but news reports current at 2007 February stated that construction of the first two lines had not been started). Three-line network planned.
Vicksburg: Operator title: Vicksburg Railway and Light Company.
Victoria: Operator title: British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Ltd. (BCER). "Victoria Division" town tramway lines.
Saanich-1921: BCER, District 5 (Victoria – Deep Bay) "interurban" line. System length excludes segments that were part of "Victoria Division."
Vigo: Rail transport development planned.
Decision pending (at 2008) on whether to build a tranvía (tramway), metro ligero (light metro) or metro subterráneo (underground metro).
Visalia: Operator title: Visalia Electric Railroad Company.
Extended Visalia – Exeter – Lemoncove – Elderwood. System length exclusive of goods-only branches.
Vitoria-Gasteiz: Tranvía Vitoria-Gasteiz, opening planned for 2008 July. Gasteiz is the Euskara (Basque) name for Vitoria.
 
Copyright 2005-2008, Publictransit.us