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This is a list of cities and towns in South America that have, or once had, town tramway (urban tramway, or streetcar) systems as part of their public transport system. Separate lists have been created for Argentina, Brazil and Chile to increase user-friendliness and reduce article size. Other geographic regions:

Argentinamarker

Boliviamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Cochabambamarker Horse 1902 ? [506991]
Electric 19141941 Jul 193930 May 1948 [506992]
  ♦ Cochabamba - Quillacollomarker - Vinto Electric 13 Sep 19101941 Jul 19391943 [506993]
  La Pazmarker Electric 16 Jul 1909 1950 [506994]
  ♦ La Paz - El Altomarker Electric 1 Dec 1905 May 1977 [506995]
  Oruromarker Horse 9 Jul 1907 30 Jun 1914 [506996]
  Potosímarker Horse ? ? [506997]
Electric 1917 (?) 1918 (?) [506998] see note.


  • Note for Potosí: System built and (according to one source) inaugurated. Not known whether public service was operated.


Brazilmarker

Chilemarker

Colombiamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Barranquillamarker Horse ? 1929  
  Bogotámarker Horse ? 1921 [506999]
Steam ? ? [507000]
Electric 7 Mar 1910 30 Jun 1951 [507001] & picture during Bogotazo
Accumulator (storage battery) 14 Apr 1918 ? [507002]
  Calimarker Steam ? 192_  
  Cartagena marker Horse ? ?  
  Cúcutamarker Horse ? ?  
  Facatativámarker Horse ? ?  
  Medellínmarker Horse 1886 1897  
Electric 21 Oct 1921 Jul 1951  
  Pereiramarker Horse ? ?  
Electric 26 Feb 1926 1956 (?)  


Ecuadormarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Guayquilmarker Horse 1873 ?  
Electric 15 Jan 1910 1951  
  Quitomarker Electric 8 Oct 1914 ca. 1948 [507003]
  ♦ Quito - Cotocollao Petrol (gasoline) 22 Jun 1923 1928 [507004]


Guyanamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Georgetownmarker Horse 1880 ?  
Electric 25 Feb 1901 28 Feb 1930  


Paraguaymarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Asunciónmarker Horse 1872 ? [507005]
Steam 1894 1932 [507006]
Electric 10 Jul 19131975 1973Jun (?) 1995 [507007] Operated on occasion for private hire (charter) service to Nov 1997.
  Concepciónmarker Animal ? ?  


Perumarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Arequipamarker Horse 14 Mar 1875 ? [507008].
Electric 18 Jul 1913 9 Jan 1966 [507009].
  Catacaosmarker Horse ? ? [507010].
  Chiclayomarker Horse ca. 1890 1930 [507011].
  Cuscomarker Horse 191_ 1946 [507012].
  Huachomarker Horse 4 Dec 1890 ? [507013].
Accumulator (storage battery) 1922 1929 [507014].
  Iquitosmarker Steam 1905 1935 [507015].
  Limamarker Horse 24 Mar 1878 ? [507016]
Electric 1 Jun 1906 17 September 1965 [507017], [507018], heritage tram opened in 22 August 1997.
  Callaomarker Horse 1864 ? [507019]
  ♦ Lima - Callao Electric 27 Jul 1904 17 Sep 1965 [507020], [507021], [507022].
  Magdalena marker Horse 18__ 18__ [507023]
  ♦ Lima - Magdalena Electric 1909 17 Sep 1965 [507024], [507025].
  Miraflores, Barranco and Chorrillos Horse 18__ 18__ [507026]
Electric 191_ 193_ [507027], [507028]. In Miraflores and Barranco.
  ♦ Lima - Miraflores - Barranco - Chorillos Horse 1904 ? [507029]
Electric 31 Mar 1904 17 Sep 1965 [507030], [507031], [507032].
  Paita Horse 30 Aug 1891 192_ [507033].
  Piscomarker Horse 187_ ? [507034].
Accumulator (storage battery) Jan 1921 after 1935 [507035].
  Piuramarker Horse ca. 1890 193_ [507036].
  San Pedro de Lloc Horse 1880 ? [507037].
  Trujillomarker Horse 189_ 193_ [507038].


Surinamemarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Paramaribomarker Steam 1905 1957  


Trinidad and Tobagomarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Port of Spainmarker Electric 26 Jun 1895July (or Aug) 1902 1902 (?)1956 (?)  


Uruguaymarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Colonia del Sacramentomarker Steam ? ?  
  Fray Bentosmarker "Naptha" ? ?  
  La Floresta Horse ? ?  
  Montevideomarker Horse ? ?  
Electric 10 Nov 1906 14 Apr 1957 Heritage tramway, 15 Oct 1967 - 28 Apr 1974.
  Paysandúmarker Horse ? ?  
"Naptha" ? ?  
  Piriápolismarker Steam ? ?  
  Saltomarker Horse ? 1930  


Venezuelamarker

Name of System Location Traction

Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ciudad Bolívarmarker Horse ? ?  
  Caracasmarker Steam ? ?  
Electric 15 Jan 1907 13 Aug 1947
  ♦ Caracas - La Guairamarker Steam 188_ 1928  
Electric 9 Apr 1928 1952
  Carúpanomarker Electric 9 Jan 1916 28 Jun 1933  
  Cumanámarker Horse ? ?  
  La Guairamarker - Macuto - Maiquetíamarker Steam 1885 1914  
Electric 9 May 1914 9 Nov 1933  
  Maracaibomarker Horse 5 Oct 1884 1925 [507039].
Steam 1891 1917 (?) [507040]. Connected Maracaibo and Bella Vista.
Accumulator (storage battery) May 1915 1920 (?) [507041].
Electric 18 May 1917 1934 [507042]. Former steam tramway (electrified) was first electric tramway line.
  Nueva Valencia del Reymarker /Valencia Horse ? ?  
Electric 11 (?) Jul 1915 1956  


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