List of town tramway systems in Sweden

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Sweden. It includes all tram systems in Sweden, past and present; cities with currently operating systems, and those systems themselves, are indicated in bold and blue background colored rows. The use of the diamond (♦) symbol indicates where there were (or are) two or more independent tram systems operating concurrently within a single metropolitan area. Those tram systems that operated on other than standard gauge track (where known) are indicated in the 'Notes' column.

There are (as of 2016) plans of new systems in several Swedish cities: Helsingborg, Jönköping, Linköping, Lund, Malmö, Uppsala. For Lund there is a decided date for start of construction, late 2016[needs update]. None of the other systems have scheduled construction start dates.

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Gävle Electric 13 Nov 1909 5 Apr 1956 [1]
Gothenburg tram network Gothenburg (Göteborg) Horse 24 Sep 1879 28 Oct 1902 [1]
Electric 18 Aug 1902   [1]
  Helsingborg Electric 11 Jun 1903 2 Sep 1967 [1]
  Ramlösa Horse Jun 1877 Sep 1890 Operated only during summer season; replaced by Helsingborg electric tramway line.[1]
  Jönköping Electric 12 Jul 1907 7 Jun 1958 [1]
  Karlskrona Electric 21 Dec 1910 15 May 1949 [1]
  Kiruna Electric 1 Oct 1907 28 May 1958 Heritage tramway: 1984–14 Aug 1993[1]
  Limhamn Horse 1 Jul 1900 Sep 1914 [1]
  Ljunghusen Horse May 1905 Aug 1924 [1]
Trams in Malmö Malmö Horse 28 Aug 1887 2 Feb 1907 [1]
Electric 20 Dec 1906 27 Apr 1973 Heritage tramway: opened 15 Aug 1987[1]
Trams in Norrköping Norrköping Electric 10 Mar 1904   [1]
Trams in Stockholm
(Stockholms Spårvägar)
Stockholm Horse 10 Jul 1877 10 Feb 1905 [1]
Steam 11 Aug 1887 15 Nov 1901 [1]
Petrol 14 Apr 1924 1 Mar 1929 One line over Gärdet, where wires were not allowed.[1]
Electric 5 Sep 1901 1967 [1] Note for Stockholm: Two systems, north and south, were connected at Slussen on 1 Apr 1922. The system was closed down piece by piece 1950-1967, after which only the Nockeby and Lidingö lines remained.
Djurgårdslinjen Electric Jun 1991   Heritage tramline[1]
Tvärbanan Electric 2000   Light rail[1]
Spårväg City Electric 2010   Modern tramline[1]
Lidingöbanan Stockholm–Lidingö Electric 26 Oct 1907   Separated from the tram network in 1967.[1]
Nockebybanan Nockeby, Stockholm Electric 1914   Light rail. Separated from the tram network in 1950.[1]
Långängsbanan Stocksund Electric 15 Oct 1911 25 Sep 1966 In 1934 converted from 1435 mm gauge tramway to 891 mm narrow-gauge railway.[1]
  Sundsvall Electric 21 Dec 1910 9 Nov 1952 [1]
  Ulricehamn (Electric) - - Line completed 1911, test trips operated. Not opened for public service because of an accident, and a dispute over how much passengers should pay as fare.[1]
  Uppsala Electric 11 Sep 1906 12 Oct 1953 [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Atlas Sweden (se)". Svenska Spårvägssällskapet [Swedish Tramway Society]. Retrieved 2014-12-29.