Bergen brings historical tramway to life

by Anja
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Aug 18, 2023 9:01:39 AM

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Bergen puts nostalgic tram line back into service

At 124 years old, Bergen has one of the oldest trams in the world. Bergens Elektriske Sporvei operates a museum tram in the Møhlenpris district and aims to revive Bergen's old tram lines, which were in operation from 1897 to 1965.

The historic tram operates on selected days from April to December. It is part of the Technical Museum and travels only 400 metres on the former line 3 from the Møhlenpris depot via Nygårdshøyden to Café Opera, which is located in the central Engen neighbourhood. In the future, it will run all the way to Bryggen and the Bergen Aquarium, thus once again serving as a means of public transport. 

However, only one of the original trams in Bergen still exists - all the others were sunk into the sea in the fjord outside Bergen in 1965. Fortunately, three trams including two-axle trailers could be taken over from Berlin at a reasonable price, which originate from the former GDR.

More on the historical tramway in Bergen.

Header: © Bergens Elektriske Sporvei

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