Trams in Malmö

Heritage streetcar Tram Malmö
Malmö tramway
Museispårvagn nr 100, Malmö.jpg
car 100
Overview
LocaleMalmö, Sweden
Transit typeTram
Number of lines1
Number of stations6
Operation
Began operation1887 (horsecar)
1906 (electric trams)
Technical
System length2 km (1.2 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Malmö tramway is a former tramway network in the city Malmö, Sweden. A route of about 2 km (1.2 mi). has been built as a historic line.

History

The Malmö tramway existed between 1887 and 1973. It started service as a horsecar. The horsecars were replaced by electric trams from 1906. The last electric tram was replaced by bus in 1973.

Lines

Cars

Originally the service was provided by two-axle cars. From 1946 bogie cars were introduced on line 4 and from 1951-2, new two-axle cars were provided for the other remaining routes.[1]

Museum line

By Malmöhus Castle and the adjacent technical museum, a heritage route[2] of 2 km. has been set up.

Further reading

References

  1. ^ Jan Jangö (ed.): Hej Spårvagn!!! En bildrapsodi om spårvägarna i Sverige, Allt om Hobby, Stockholm 1967, pp. 111-3 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ http://www.mss.se (Malmö museum tramway, read 2016-04-21)