Chemins de fer du Jura

Chemins de fer du Jura

The Chemins de fer du Jura (CJ), the railways of the Jura canton in north-western Switzerland, came about as the result of an amalgamation, in 1944, of four independent companies connecting Porrentruy to Bonfol, Saignelégier to La Chaux de Fonds, Glovelier to Saignelégier and Tavannes to Tramelan and Le Noirmont. The lines extend for a total of 84.8 km of which just over 73 km is metre gauge, the remaining 11 km, the first named, between Porrentruy and Bonfol, being standard gauge. Nowadays the CJ also operates local bus services throughout the area.

Chemins de fer du Jura History

The first company to open a line in the region was the Chemin de fer Tavannes Tramelan in 1884, the metre gauge line linking the villages in its name. This line was extended under the guise of the Chemin de fer Tramelan Les Breuleux Le Noirmont to reach Le Noirmont and the whole was electrified in 1913. In 1927 the two companies amalgamated to form the Chemins de fer Tavannes-Le Noirmont.

On 7 December 1892 the longest of the region's line, the Chemin de fer Saignelégier-La Chaux de Fonds (SC) was opened linking the places noted in its title. The line, with a length of 25 km (15.5 mi) ran from Saignelégier (Place d'Armes) to La Chaux de Fonds, the final kilometre being laid along the streets to the town centre.

To these lines was added that between Porrentruy and Bonfol in 1901, between Glovelier and Saignelégier in 1904, both of these being laid to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1/2 in) (standard gauge) and finally, in 1910 the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3/8 in) (metre gauge) line between Bonfol and Pfetterhouse, this last named being the only closure to date, seeing its last passenger train in 1970. The Chemin de fer Régional Saignelégier-Glovelier (RSG) was relaid to metre gauge in 1953.

Following the amalgamation of the companies in 1943 a plan to restructure the rail system was put together and over the period from 1946 to 1953 it was put into action. Within this plan was the total electrification of the system which was completed in 1953, some 40 years after the first electric traction had run on the lines.


Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock

Standard Gauge


Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Tm
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Moyse/Deutz
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1967    

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501509
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Xm
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Beilheck/Deutz
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1985

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501577.101
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/MFO
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1968
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/56
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Reb.1998

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501577.102
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1980
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/48        

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501587.111
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: De 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/BBC/CJ
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1980

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501560.141
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: RBDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1984
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/56
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: NPZ prototype, bought 2008

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 50150 36 29-03 921
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Bt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/MFO/SIG
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1963
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Reb.1996

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 50155 85 29-34 941
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Bt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA    1984
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Bought 2008 together with RBDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: CJ


Metre Gauge

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 5017
hemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: C
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Belle Epoch

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 50170
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BCe 2/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/BBC/CJ
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1913
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 4/32
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Belle Epoch

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501401
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: De 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1952

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501402
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: De 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1952    

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501411
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: De 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Reb.1986

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501601
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501603
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 9/16

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501604
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 19131953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501606
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Sold to NStCM, 2003

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501607
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501608
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1953
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501611
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/SIG/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501612
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/SIG/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501613
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/SIG/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501614
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/SIG/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501621
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SIG/SWS/SAAS/CJ
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1990
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/16

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501631
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Name: Pourilere
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 2/6
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Stadler/BT
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 2001
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 9/68

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501632
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Name: Mont Soleil
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 2/6
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Stadler/BT
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 2001
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 9/68

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501633
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Name: La Gruere
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 2/6
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Stadler/BT
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 2001
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 9/68

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501634
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Name: Tabeillon
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 2/6
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: Stadler/BT
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 2001
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 9/68

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501641
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/SAAS/CJ
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1973
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/24
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Reb.2000

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501642
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABe 4/4
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/SAAS/CJ
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1973
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/24
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Notes: Reb.2000

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501702
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Bt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1952
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/48

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501704
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: Bt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: SWS/SAAS
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1952
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/48

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501711
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501712
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501713
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501714
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: ABt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1985
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 12/39

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501721
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501722
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: BDt
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA/BBC
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/32

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501751
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501752
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501753
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501754
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501755
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64

Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Number: 501756
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Class/Type: B
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Manufacturer: FFA
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Date of Manufacturer: 1913 1986
Chemins de fer du Jura Locomotive and Rolling Stock Seats 1/2: 0/64


Chemins de fer du Jura Abbreviations

BT......Bombardier Transportation
BBC.....Brown, Boveri & Cie
CJ......Chemin de fer du Jura
FFA.....Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein
SAAS....Société Anonyme des Ateliers de Sécheron, Geneva.
SIG.....Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft, Heuhausen am Rheinfall
SWS.....Schweizerische Wagon & Aufagefabrik, Schlieren


Chemins de fer du Jura Operations

Chemins de fer du Jura Line Length:         Total: 84.8 km (52.69 mi)
Chemins de fer du Jura Metre Gauge:       73.8 km (45.86 mi)
Chemins de fer du Jura Standard Gauge: 11 km (6.84 mi)
Chemins de fer du Jura Track Gauge:       1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3/8 in)
                                                                   1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1/2 in)
Chemins de fer du Jura Electrification:      1,500 V DC (metre gauge)
                                                                   15 kV 16 2/3 Hz (standard gauge)
Chemins de fer du Jura Rack System:       None






 
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