This section of the archive shows trams from the smaller cities in Sweden, but NOT trams from the Stockholm area. Trams from the Storstockholm area are all included in the SL (Storstockholms Lokaltrafik) section. Our title picture shows a Flexity Classic from Norrköping. They have drivers' cabs at both ends and doors on both sides. Picture 29.6.2010 by Sanna Siissalo.


FUNET railway pictures archive - Sweden - Trams from the smaller cities

Norrköping has two tram lines, the red line 2 and the green line 3. There are two types of trams in active use. The title picture of this section above shows the newer Flexity Classic trams and this one is the older type M97. It is an old Düwag bought used from Germany, but so heavily modified and modernised that it is even hard to recognise as a Düwag any more. The whole front part is new, in the middle there is a wholly new low floor section and all the inside fittings and furnitures are totally new. It's mainly the old typically Düwag style folding side doors that reveal that this is actually a 1960s style Düwag. Picture by the Norrköping main railway station 29.6.2010 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Another picture of an M97 Düwag of Norrköping, but on a dark and rainy night. Picture by the Norrköping main railway station 15.11.2013 by Ilkka Siissalo.

A Göteborg (Gothenburg) class M31 tram by its depot. These trams were built by Mittenwalder Gerätebau in Germany 1998-2003 out of older Asea trams of the type M21. Note the new low floor middle section with its new doors that contrast with the old Asea built folding doors. Göteborg has the largest tram network of all the Nordics. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 12.7.2013.

One of Göteborg's old so called "pedalvagnar" of the class M28 built by ASJL and Asea 1965-67. The design is heavily based on a 1930s US design. Those US trams were given very cheaply as part of the Marshall aid programme throughout Europe after the second world war. These M28s are not exactly similar to the US ones, but are clearly derived out of them. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 12.7.2013.

Two of Göteborg's class M28 and M29 trams driving in tandem on line 3, with an M29 in front. The M29s are almost, but not quite similar to the M28s shown above. The M29 was built by Hägglunds 1969-72. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 12.7.2013.

The same two trams as above. Nr 770 at the back is a class M28 and the one leading is an M29. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 12.7.2013.

Göteborg's class M32 tram. It is of the Italian Ansaldobreda type Sirio. They were ordered in two series up till 1999. Göteborg's city and Västtrafik have been far from happy with these trams, which have proven to be totally unreliable and also are already now suffering from serious corrosion problems. Göteborg has had lengthy legal fights with Ansaldobreda, whose reputation is badly ruined not only because of these wagons, but also -and more notably- by the total failures of the Dutch and Belgian V250 "Fyra" trains and the Danish IC4 trains. In 2016 Göteborg is now in talks with Bombardier in order to buy their trams to get totally rid of these Italians. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 12.7.2013.


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