The Gothenburg tram network (Swedish: Göteborgs spårvägar) is part of the public transport system organised by Göteborgs Spårvägar AB, controlled by Västtrafik in the Swedish city Gothenburg. Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the Västtrafik is the agency responsible for public transport services involving Buses ferries, Trains and the Göteborg tramway in the county of "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Gothenburg ( Swedish:) /jœte'bɔrj/ is a city, a municipality, and an urban area on the west-coast of Sweden. The 80 km of track — making the Gothenburg tram the largest tram network in Scandinavia — is used by around 200 trams as of 2006, which serve twelve day-time and five night-time lines with a combined length of 190 km. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. These figures will increase when the second stage of Kringen (short for Kollektivringen, the public transport ring) is finished. The trams perform about 2,000 trips and cover 30,000 km per day.
The first tram line in Gothenburg was started in 1879 by the English company Gothenburg Tramway Ltd. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This was a horse-drawn tramway, which stretched from Brunnsparken to Stigbergsliden. The city of Gothenburg bought the tramway in 1900, and introduced electrically powered trams only two years later. During the next 40 years, the tram system was heavily expanded, reaching outside the city borders by 1907, and Hisingen in 1940. Hisingen is the fourth largest Island of Sweden, at 199 km² and most populated forming part of Gothenburg Municipality, Västra Götaland County
In the 1960s, plans for converting the tram system to an underground system were created, and the new tram sections to the Tynnered, Angered, Bergsjön and Länsmansgården suburbs were built free from level crossings and partly in tunnels to make a future conversion to underground standards easier. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway Tynnered is one of 21 Boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. It is located in the western part of the city with a population of 27455 (2004 on 29 Angered is a Suburb and locality in Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. Bergsjön is a suburb in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. However, after further investigation, it was concluded that it would be too expensive to dig the necessary tunnels under the city centre, as the foundation of the city is partially made up of clay.
When Sweden’s switch to right-hand traffic in 1967 made existing unidirectional trams obsolete, Gothenburg was one of only two cities in Sweden to maintain its city-centre tramway, the other such network to survive being the Norrköping tramway. Dagen H ( The H day) today mostly referred to as Högertrafikomläggningen ("The right-hand traffic diversion" was the day 3 September The Norrköping tramway is a system of Trams forming a principal part of the Public transport services in Norrköping, a city in Sweden ’s eastern
Today, the politicians of Gothenburg seem to enjoy having a tram system in the city, even though the average speed in the inner city is very slow, and a lot of money is spent on keeping the tramway up to standards. This is realized both with the expansion of the net itself through the Kringen project which will create a tramway ring around the city centre (which will also reintroduce tram line 2, of yellow colour) and with the delivery of the modern Italian-designed Sirio trams (in Gothenburg called M32), but also with the introduction of a new fully electronic payment system. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Sirio ( Italian for Sirius) is a Low-floor Tram built by Ansaldobreda, an Italian manufacturer of Trains
|Line||Stretch||Length||Stops||Travel time||Average speed||Passengers/day|
|1||Tynnered–Östra Sjukhuset||15. Tynnered is one of 21 Boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. It is located in the western part of the city with a population of 27455 (2004 on 29 The Sahlgren University Hospital ( Swedish Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset) is a system of Hospitals associated with the University of Gothenburg 59 km||33||47/49 min||19. 1 km/h||32 500|
|2||Högsbotorp–Krokslätt||10. 1 km||22||31/31 min||19. 5 km/h||N/A|
|3||Marklandsgatan–Kålltorp||12. Kålltorp is a district in Gothenburg, Sweden which belongs to Härlanda borough. 68 km||30||44/45 min||16. 9 km/h||32 400|
|4||Mölndal–Angered||19. Mölndal Municipality ( Mölndals kommun or Mölndals stad) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, just Angered is a Suburb and locality in Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. 26 km||21||41/40 min||28. 2 km/h||27 400|
|5||Torp–Länsmansgården||13. 78 km||29||39/38 min||21. 2 km/h||25 500|
|6||Länsmansgården–Kortedala||24. Kortedala is a district mainly residential (apartment housing in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. 55 km||46||71/71 min||20. 7 km/h||43 400|
|7||Tynnered–Bergsjön||21. Tynnered is one of 21 Boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. It is located in the western part of the city with a population of 27455 (2004 on 29 Bergsjön is a suburb in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. 05 km||35||54/55 min||23. 0 km/h||35 900|
|8||Frölunda–Angered||21. Frölunda (formerly Västra Frölunda) is one of 21 Boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. Angered is a Suburb and locality in Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. 31 km||25||46/47 min||27. 2 km/h||19 600|
|9||Kungssten–Angered||18. Angered is a Suburb and locality in Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. 98 km||21||43/43 min||26. 5 km/h||25 600|
|10||Guldheden–Eketrägatan/Biskopsgården||8. Biskopsgården is a Borough in Göteborg, Sweden. It was built at the end of the 1950s 79 km||17/23||24/31 / 25/32 min||21. 7 km/h||15 600|
|11||Saltholmen–Bergsjön||21. Bergsjön is a suburb in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. 83 km||38||58/58 min||22. 6 km/h||38 000|
|13||Marklandsgatan–Linnéplatsen||7. 24 km||10||19/17 min||22. 9 km/h||1 100|
Most tram lines pass through Brunnsparken, which is effectively the central hub of public transport in Gothenburg. The exception is line 8, which runs from Angered to Frölunda. Angered is a Suburb and locality in Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. Frölunda (formerly Västra Frölunda) is one of 21 Boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. The Central Station is also a major stop, especially because it is the nearest stop not only for train passengers but also passengers coming from the neighbouring Nils Ericson Terminal, where coaches, airport buses to Landvetter Airport and City Airport and regional buses stop. Gothenburg Central Station (Göteborg centralstation Göteborg C is the main Railway station of Gothenburg and the second largest railway station in Sweden after The Nils Ericson Terminal is the major Bus terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. In British English and Australian English, the term coach is used to refer to a large motor vehicle for conveying passengers Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport ( Swedish: Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats,) is an international Airport serving the Gothenburg region in Gothenburg City Airport or Göteborg City Airport, formerly (and still informally known as Säve Flygplats, is Gothenburg 's second international Korsvägen is another major stop, where lines 6 and 8 meet lines going into the city centre and out to Mölndal. Korsvägen (literary ”The Cross Road” is a public square traffic junction and Public transport hub close to Universeum, The Swedish Fair The Museum Mölndal Municipality ( Mölndals kommun or Mölndals stad) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, just Most tram lines are on the south side of the river, but lines 5, 6 and 10 cross the Göta älv bridge to the north side.
The types of tramcars currently running in Göteborg are:
Currently some of the M32s (which are numbered in the range of 400s, 401–411) are out of service due to minor technical problems and for educational purposes. The further M32s 407 to 411 have not yet been approved for travel.