Spårväg City

Ladugårdslandsviken Ferry Services
and Spårväg City
T-Centralen
(
opened
2018
)
Sergels Torg
(
closed
2015
)
Kungsträdgården
Strömkajen
Nybroplan Bus interchange
Skeppsholmsbron
Styrmansgatan
Djurgårdsbron
Nordic Museum/
Vasa Museum
Hazeliusporten
Skeppsholmen
bridge
Falkenbergsgatan Depot
Skeppsbron
Allmänna Gränd Brygg
Liljevalchs/Gröna Lund
Stockholm metro symbol.svg Slussen
Skansen/
Djurgårdsslätten
Skansen loop
Beckholmsbron
Djurgårdsskolan
Waldemarsviken
Bellmansro
Waldemarsudde
Key
Ladugårdslandsviken
ferry
Spårväg City
light rail

Spårväg City is a tram line in central Stockholm, inaugurated in 2010. It is the first tram line in regular traffic in central Stockholm since 1967. The service is run by AB Stockholms Spårvägar for Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), using the name "Route 7" ("Linje 7").

An A35 CAF Urbos tram at T–Centralen
A bus running on Spårväg City tram line 7 to provide additional capacity on the line

It is essentially an elongation of Djurgårdslinjen, which has been operated with historical cars since 1991 between Norrmalmstorg and Waldemarsudde. Djurgårdslinjen was first considered to be just a museum-tourist line, but has proven to be in much demand also by regular travels. Plans are to build the Spårväg City to reach from Kungsholmen in the west to the Lidingö bridge in the east, where it is suggested to be connected to Lidingöbanan.

The regular tram service between Sergels torg and Waldemarsudde started on 23 August 2010 with six Bombardier Flexity Classic trams.[1] The cars were at first a dark, almost black, brown colour with gold stripes, as opposed to the traditional light blue trams of Stockholm prior to 1967, however due to complaints this was shortly changed to blue and white. An extension from Sergels torg to T-Centralen opened on 3 September 2018.[2]

Line Stretch Length Stations
7 T-CentralenWaldemarsudde/Bellmansro 3.5 km (2.2 mi)[needs update] 11
2010 map of Spårväg City

DjurgårdslinjenEdit

AB Stockholms Spårvägar will also continue driving the museum trams on the original Norrmalmstorg - Skansen line that opened in 1991. This line is called "Djurgårdslinjen" or "Linje 7N" (i.e. Line 7N, "N" for the destination Norrmalmstorg).

ControversyEdit

The building of the line has been somewhat controversial, as the opposition in the Municipal Assembly (kommunfullmäktige) claims the line is too expensive and that it only serves well-off areas of Östermalm. It has been nicknamed "NK-expressen", since it goes directly from prestigious Strandvägen to the fashionable department store Nordiska Kompaniet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tram order announced as Spårväg City launched Railway Gazette International 23 August 2010
  2. ^ "Spårväg City startar från T-Centralen" (in Swedish). Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. 1 September 2018. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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