Existing Systems

DePanne - Knokke
Grottes de Han

Under Construction


Photography, Rob van der Bijl, 1996 (Permission of
Light Rail Atlas, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998).

DePanne - Knokke
Light Rail interurban

Covering the entire
Belgian coast, the 69 km Kusttram serves several towns between France and the Netherlands. The trams, nearly 100% on private right of way, run 20 minutes apart and take about 139 minutes to do the full trip. In 1998, an extension was opened to Adenkirke. The ride itself is known for being high speed through mostly flat terrain and frequent views of the beach, with occasional but few street running sections. It is the longest tram line in the world.

  • Yves-Laurent HANSART's page on De Panne
  • De Lijn Homepage
  • ERS photos
  • The Coastal Tram by Theo Van Halsema
  • The tram in Knokke
  • De Haan claims it has the most beautiful tram station in Belgium
  • Photos from the NYCSubway site
  • About the city of Oostende

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