Strasbourg, France


Strasbourg is located in the northeastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.
The city is close enough to Germany to have a Germanic name. In 2006, the metropolitan area
had 638,000 inhabitants, the ninth largest in France.

Due to increasing traffic and pollution, the City of Strasbourg decided in the 1990s to build a new, modern
tram system. Its goal was to pedestrianize and revitalize the city centre. Major roads were closed to
automobile traffic, and stop parking in the downtown, and replaced by park-and-ride lots in the suburbs.
The Strasbourg tram system consists of six lines, A, B, C, D, E and F. Lines.

The policy of the implementation of the Strasbourg tram system is an outstanding example
of good practice for the following reasons:

  • Integrating transport planning and urban development;
  • increase in the number of public transport passengers;
  • reduction of through traffic in the city centre;
  • innovative rolling stock;
  • additional impact on other environmentally compatible means of transport.

Strasbourg tram and a route map
Tram stop, Alt Winmarik and Homme de Fer

Interior of Strasbourg tram and a ticket validator
All tickets must be stamped for validation before boarding the tram.

Strasbourg tram is passing through the narrow street and run on a wide lawn field.
It is very convenient for a city traffic and tram passengers to enjoy an outside scene through the clean wide window.

(L) Underground tram station of Gare Centrale Strasbourg
(R) A tramway crossing the Ill River in Strasbourg

(L) Interior and passengers of Strasbourg tram
(R) The entrance to the underground tram station of Strasbourg

Gare de Strasbourg

(L) Gare de Strasbourg
(R) Hoenhaim tram terminal. A large free parking lot and SNCF railway platforms are at the next door.

Tickets of Tram and Bus

Single-ticket: 1.30 Euro, valid for one single journey with or without a connection.
24hour-ticket: 3.50 Euro. Ticket valid for one person entitling them to use the bus and tram
for 24 hours, the unlimited number of journeys.
24hour-ticket: 4.80 Ticket valid for two to three people entitling them to use the bus and tram
for 24 hours, the unlimited number of journeys.
You can get the ticket at automatic machines at tram stations.

(L) River Ill and a cruising boat (M) Interior of Strasbourg tram (R) Police officers are moving using a bicycle.

(L) Strasburg tram (R) Saint Paul's church

(L) An old house stands beside the Ill River. (R) St. Thomas's church

(L) Mansion in the Petit France district (R) Strasboug Cathedral

La Petit France

La Petit France

An elegant restaurant and old houses in the Petit France district

Strasbourg's historic city centre, the Grand Island, was classified a World Heritage site in 1988. Strasbourg
is fused into the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a
bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries.Economically, Strasbourg is an important centre
of manufacturing and engineering, as well as of road, rail, and river communications.

(L) Ibis Strasbourg Centre Ponts Couverts (R) Holiday Inn Strasbourg City Centre

Hotel Mercure Strasbourg Gare Centrale has 68 guest rooms. The numbers of smoking rooms are 15, which are located
on the 4th floor. Non-smoking rooms are 53, which is located on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th floor. The percentage of
smoking rooms is
22% of the total.
Hotel Mercure Strasbourg Quarter Saint Jean, which is close to the SNCF train station and Petite France quarter.
This hotel has 61rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Hotel Ibis Strasbourg Centre Halls can be accessed by 5-minute ride by tram, and is located near the River.
It has a total of 97 rooms. Smoking rooms are 12, consisting ofthe ratio of
12.4% of the total.
Hotel Novotel Strasbourg Centre Halles has a total of 96 guest rooms, of which 13 are smoking room.
The percentage to the total is
Ibis Strasbourg Centre Ponts Couverts, which located on the banks of the Ill river, has the 60 smoking rooms, vs
the non-smoking rooms 184, with together 244. The percentage of smoking rooms is 24.6% of the total.

Hotel Ibis Strasbourg Centre Petite France is located in the Petide France district and the cathedral.
The total number of guest rooms is 98/all non-smoking.
Le Grand Hotel, in front of the Strasbourg train station has 83 rooms/
all non-smoking.

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Two nests of a stork are seen on the top of a chimney in the house of Parc de I'Orangerie.

Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe, as well as the European
Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union.

(L) Parc de I'Orangerie (R) Palais de L'Europe

European Parliament

(L) Droits de I'homme tram station and European Parliament building. (R) Agora, European Union

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.


イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記   Rail Travel Ireland
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
 トロンハイム・オスロ間鉄道 Trohdheim-Oslo Railway, Norway

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道   Stockholm County Railways
X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways

タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道
  Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro
韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
  香港空港エクスプレス・地下鉄  Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 中国高速鉄道 High-speed railway in China

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道   High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
サンフランシスコ鉄道 スイス・オーストリア・ドイツ鉄道 
EU Trains 2013

 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電  San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad

 モスクワ地下鉄 Moscow Metro
 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
 ロシア高速鉄道 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ヘルシンキ・サンクトベルグ間高速鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー間鉄道Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
 ゴールドコースト・ライトレール Gold Coast Light-Rail

Narita Airport-City Rail Service
Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world




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2011年6月執筆  2011年5月写真撮影 医学博士 宮本順伯
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June 2011,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Copyright(C) 2011 Junhaku Miyamoto, All rights reserved.

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