Photo courtesy Richard Vinck
Light Rail Subway
Antwerp's tramways opened in 1873, with the first light rail subway
becoming operational in 1975. The system totals 61 km, with 3 tram lines sharing 7.6 km and 11 stations in subway.
Under the Pegasus plan
(approved in 2004) several tram lines were to be built to the eastern
suburbs, using some of the tunnels abandoned in the 1980s, including
stations at Opera, Astrid, Drink
and Morkhoven. In late 2009, a new tram line was announced that will connect the city of Antwerp with the town of Ekeren.
Ground breaking on a 10 km light rail line in the north of the city, the Noordderlijn, is expected to begin in 2016.
Finally, according to several sites, an unknown length of unused metro tunnels exists beneath Antwerp's streets. These unused tunnels are part of the Pegasus Plan from 1980.
Brief page from Bob Schwandl
Abandoned Subway Photo Gallery
but interesting Antwerp tram page
Antwerp streetcar images from Oubeck
Photos and more from Patrick Coeman
of the premetro