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City Tours

Trams have long been an important element of Basel life. Our trip on a vintage tram will provide a window on the past: giving you a feeling of what it was like to travel around the city a hundred years ago. You can look forward to a tour in which you’ll hear authentic sounds of yesteryear: as you rumble along in the old tram, our guide’s enlightening commentary will help evoke times past. Besides that, the trip will enable you to see the city from a different perspective

Schedule, fares as well as the meeting point and further information can be found on the Basel Tourism website: Discovery trip in a vintage tram


About us

The Tramclub Basel TCB was founded in 1968 by a group who set out to preserve the historical trams and record as much as possible of what remained from an earlier age.

At this time the tramway scene of the past was rapidly disappearing and being replaced by modern vehicles. Since that time, the number of preserved trams has grown steadily, despite fire losses, scrappings and divestments.

The Association has continually evolved and now numbers about 380 members. It is politically, economically and religiously neutral. The Tramclub Basel TCB is a nonprofit organization.

Aims

  • Permanent commitment to preserve current and future trams
  • Permanent commitment to set-up a museum
  • Store own vehicles safely
  • Permanent expansion of spare parts for historical trams
  • Operation of museum lines for the public as well as the official city tours
  • Permanent expansion of the archives with original tramway documents and material
  • Publication of books and writing on public transport
  • Organization of study trips abroad as well as in Switzerland

Collection

TCB was etablished to preserve Basel’s historical tram cars. For over 40 years we have been collecting and preserving historical documents and vehicels. We have an extensive stock of tram cars and accessories as well as literatures.


Your commitment

Do you like the old tramcars and also appreciate the sight of the good old days? Either way, if you think these rugged contemporaries are sympathetic, we appreciate your interest! In this area you will find you out information about our commitment and your chance to rescue a typical piece of Basel.

Membership

Join the Tramclub Basel! Help us to save a typical piece of Basel and become a member of our association.

You benefits:

  • Attractive events with lots to experience and enjoy
  • Exciting field trips at home and abroad
  • A biannual magazine for members
  • The opportunity to participate in TCB activites

Patronage

The Tramclub Basel is very dependent on voluntary donations. Your contribution will support our activities around the historic fleet, particularly the establishment and expansion of our technical library as well as our historical archives.


Basel Tramway Museum

The Basel Tramway Museum opened 11 January 2020. Visit the Museum: https://www.trammuseum-basel.ch/

Fleet

TCB, the Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) [Basel City Transport] and the Baselland Transport AG (BLT) [the Basel contry transport] have a proud collection of vintage tram cars.

A number are fully operational, and can often be seen on operating days on the Basel tram system (see events).

To enjoy a special trip on one of these vehicles, please contact either BVB or BLT.

Archives

As well as reconstructing and maintaining vehicles, TCB also collects relevant documentary evidence and interesting technical articles about the development of transport of Basel region.

In 2006, the TCB moved into the generous spacious premises in the Vogesenstrasse in Basel, enabling us for the first time to bring together all the collected items that had been stored privately and at various other places. The archive currently covers a total area of 50 M2.

Coronavirus Information

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