Basel tram line 1

City: Basel (Switzerland).
Route length: 7.1 km (4.4 miles).
Driving time: 16 min.

Track gauge: 1000 mm (metre gauge).
Opened: May 6, 1885.

Existing tram lines in Basel

Tram line: N10, N11, N14, N6, 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16.
Extra line: E11, 17 and 21.
Restaurant line.

Disused tram lines in Basel

Tram line: 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.
Extra line: 14E.
Museum line: 7.
Party line: Mode-Express.

The line is operated by

Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)

Final destinations

Badischer Bahnhof
Bahnhof SBB
Dreirosenbrücke


Birsigtalbahn anno dazumals (1975) in blau/weiss
User: alduro67.
Language: German.
Date: 1975 to 1975.
Basel sidecar 1335 on tram line 1 at the stop Barfüsserplatz (1981)
Basel articulated tram 654 on tram line 1 at the stop Barfüsserplatz (1981)
Basel articulated tram 622 on tram line 1 at the stop Markthalle (1987)

Basel articulated tram 622 on tram line 1 at the stop Markthalle (1987)
Photographer: D. Madörin.
Publisher: Ernst B. Leutwiler Verlag.
Date: Marz 9, 1987.
Basel articulated tram 602 on tram line 1 on Steinenring (1992)

Basel articulated tram 602 on tram line 1 on Steinenring (1992)
Photographer: M. Schoenmann.
Publisher: Ernst B. Leutwiler Verlag.
Date: January 1, 1992.
Basel articulated tram 602 on tram line 1 on Steinenberg (1992)

Basel articulated tram 602 on tram line 1 on Steinenberg (1992)
Photographer: D. Madörin.
Publisher: Ernst B. Leutwiler Verlag.
Date: Marz 1, 1992.

Längste Tramlinie der Schweiz - Kamerafahrt auf der BLT Linie 10 (1993)
User: Telebasel.
Language: German.
Date: May 1993 to August 1993.
Berne articulated tram 357 on Basel tram line 1 at the stop Bahnhof SBB (2006)

Tramway tram Basel SBB
User: Henri DANIEL.
Language: German.
Date: January 25, 2012.

BVB Basel Tram | Linie 15: Bruderholz - Messeplatz
User: Tom_O.
Language: German.
Date: February 14, 2015.

Switzerland: Trams in Basel, April 2016
User: Video Mitch.
Language: German.
Date: April 16, 2016 to April 19, 2016.
Basel low-floor articulated tram 316 on tram line 1 at the stop Bahnhof SBB (2020)

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See also

Tickets from Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)
Photos from Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)
Line: Basel extra line 17
Links about trams in Basel
Museum: Tram-Museum Basel (TMB)
Company: Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)
Videos about trams in Basel

Last updated: September 14, 2021.

© 2004-2021: Henrik Boye

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