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24 Feb. 1950

The Bergen tram network on the last day of operation of Line 3.



NORGE / NOREG - NORWAY

BERGEN

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Bergen heritage trams


Bergen tram map 1950


ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: AS Bergens Sporvei

  1 Sandviken – Nye Sandviksveien – Torget – Nygårdsgaten – Fjøsangerveien – Inndalsveien – Minde
  2 Engen – Strandgaten – Kong Oscars gate – Kalvedalsveien – Haukelandsveien – Fridalen
  3 Bryggen – Torget – Teaterparken – Håkonsgaten – Møhlenpris

Last days of operation: Line 1 – 31 Dec. 1965; Line 2 – 1 Dec. 1957; 3 – 24 Feb. 1950.


FUNICULAR ROUTE

Operator: Fløibanen

   Vetrlidsalmenning – Fløien


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramways (Bergen): 15 km.
  • Funicular: 850 m.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: 3 July 1897 - 31 Dec. 1965
  • Light rail (Bybanen): 22 June 2010 - today.
  • Funicular: 15 Jan. 1918 - today

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways: 1435 mm.
  • Light rail (Bybanen): 1435 mm.
  • Funicular: 1000 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

Bergen's Electric Tramway (Bergens Elektriske Sporvei) operates a 300m heritage tramway in Møhlenpris, near Bergen.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • "Bergen" (news item), The Modern Tramway, Apr. 1954 (17: 196), p.74-75.
  • "Bybanen: Bergen Light Rail", Supplement to Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2012 (75: 890), 21p.
  • Carter, J.M. "Bergen - On top of the world - and it's a bargain", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2007 (70: 830), p.52-53.
  • Simons, V. "Bergen's Bybanen: Light rail for the smaller city", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2010 (73: 873), p.330-333.
  • Wyse, W.J. "The tramways of Bergen", Modern Tramway, Nov. 1963 (26: 311), p.375-384.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Maurits van Witsen from the Netherlands for information he has given me concerning the Bergen tramways.



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