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Lille's Riverside
trams and boat trips


Turn-of-the-century trams with a canal view

Century-old trams
You can take a scenic tram-ride along the towpath of the river Deûle canal to the north of the city. The preserved trams run along 2km of track between Marquette and Wambrechies, on Sundays and public holidays in the summer (phone or see websites for details).

Known as "Mongy" trams after Alfred Mongy who built them, these used to provide public transport through the streets of Lille. The last service to Tourcoing and Roubaix was modernised recently, and now has fast new trams running mainly on reserved tracks by the side of the main roads between Roubaix, Tourcoing and Lille.

  
Restored trams run on Sundays and public holidays - passing through a riverside hamlet in the style of the old Belgian rural tramways.

River trips through the heart of Lille
Enjoy a peaceful boat trip past the old industrial heartland of Lille - FREE, if you have a Lille City Pass.


Explore Lille's industrial heritage by boat along the canalised River Deule.

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TRAMS:
Locations
: Marquette - Wambrechies

Information: AMITRAM - office : 1521 rue de Bourbourg - 59670 BAVINCHOVE
Tél. 00 33 3 28 42 44 58 - Fax 00 33 3 28 40 58 99
E-mail: amitram@nordnet.fr
http://www.amitram.asso.fr/
http://www.trains-fr.org/unecto/at.htm

Other restored railways: River Aa Railway, Arques-Lumbres (near St-Omer)

RIVER TRIPS: ISNOR
Tel: 00 33 3 21 39 15 15

Background Information
Railways
Canals
Industrial Revolution in northern France

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