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List of town tramway systems in Africa: Map

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This is a list of African cities and towns that have, or once had, town tramway (urban tramway, or streetcar) systems as part of their public transport system. Other geographic regions:



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See also: List of light-rail transit systems, List of rapid transit systems, List of trolleybus systems.

Algeriamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Tramway d'Alger el-Jazair ولاية الجزائmarker /Algiers Steam ? ?  
Electric 12 Oct 1896 Dec 1959 (?) rebuilding of 30 km (line 1) ongoing, (partial)opening planned for 2009  
  Annaba عنّابmarker Steam ? ?  
  Biskra بسكرةmarker Horse ? ?  
  Blida البليدةmarker Steam ? ?  
  Miliana ملياناmarker Steam ? ?  
  Wahran وهرانmarker /Oran Electric 1898 195_ rebuilding of line 1 will start in 2008/09
  Ouargla ورقلةmarker Horse ? ?  
  Sétif ولاية سطيفmarker Horse ? ?  
  Touggourt توغرةmarker Horse ? ?  


Democratic Republic of the Congomarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Boma Steam 4 Mar 1890 ca. 1900  


Egyptmarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  el-Iskandariya الإسكندريةmarker /Alexandria - Urban system Horse 1860 1902?  
Electric 1902    See Alexandria Tram
  Ramleh (suburban) system Horse 1869 ?  
Steam ? ?  
Electric Dec 1903  
  el-Qāhirah القاهرة‎marker /Cairo Electric 12 Aug 1896 Operating (?)  See Cairo Metro & Transport in Cairo
  Miṣr el-ǧidīdah مصر الجديدةmarker /Heliopolis Electric Cairo system extended to serve Heliopolis ca. 1906. Express tramway between Cairo main station and Heliopolis opened 11 Jul 1910.
  Hulwanmarker /Helwan Electric 19 Feb 1981 Operating (?)  
  Būr Saʻīd بور سعيدmarker /Port Said Horse ? 1929  


Eritreamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Massawamarker Steam ? ?  


Ghanamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Accramarker Steam 1906 1941  


Libyamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Banġāzī بنغازيmarker /Benghazi Horse ? ?  


Madagascarmarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Antananarivomarker (Steam)     Construction started after 1921, not completed.
  Toamasinamarker Horse ? ?  


Maltamarker

See List of town tramway systems in Europe. Malta is geographically part of Africa, but has long been considered geopolitically as part of Europe (see Transcontinental country).

Moroccomarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Marrākiš مراكشmarker /Marrakech Steam ? ?  
  ar-Ribāṭ الرباطmarker /Rabat Steam ? ?  
Petrol (gasoline) ? ?  


Mozambiquemarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Maputomarker Electric Feb 1904 30 Nov 1936  


Nigeriamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Lagosmarker Steam 23 May 1902 31 Dec 1913  


Sierra Leonemarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Freetownmarker Steam ? ?  


South Africa

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Cape Townmarker - Urban Horse 1 May 1863 ?  
Electric 6 Aug 1896 28 Jan 1939  
  ♦ Suburban tramway Electric Nov 1901 17 Feb 1930 Sea Pointmarker - Camps Baymarker - Burnside Road
  Durbanmarker Horse 1881 ?  
Electric 1 May 1902 1 Aug 1949  
  Isipingo Horse 1905 191_ Closed during World War I.
  East Londonmarker Electric 25 Jan 1900 25 Oct 1935  
  Johannesburgmarker Horse 2 Feb 1891 ?  
Electric 14 Feb 1906 18 Mar 1961  
  Kimberleymarker Mule 1887 ?  
Steam 1900 ?  
Electric 1906 1947 Heritage tram opened in 1985.  
  Pietermaritzburgmarker Electric 2 Nov 1904 Dec 1936  
  Port Elizabethmarker Horse 1881 ?  
Electric 16 Jun 1897 16 Dec 1948  
  Pretoriamarker Horse 1897 ?  
Electric 1910 19 Aug 1939  


Spainmarker (Islas Canarias / Canary Islandsmarker)

See List of town tramway systems in Spain.

Sudanmarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  al-Ḫarṭūm الخرطومmarker /Khartoum Steam 1904 ?  
Electric 16 Jan 1928 Feb 1962  


Tanzania

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Zanzibarmarker Animal 1907 ? Domesticated zebras used at opening.
Steam 1911 1928  


Tunisiamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Manzil Bourgueeba منزل بورقيبةmarker /Menzel Bourguiba Steam ? ?  
  Tūnis تونسmarker /Tunis Horse 1885 ?  
Electric 190015 Sep 1985 20 Apr 1960- New light-rail (LRT) system (Métro léger de Tunis) opened 15 Sep 1985.


Zimbabwemarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Mutaremarker Horse 22 Aug 1901 by 1920  



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