Monday, July 10, 2006

The tramway

Tramways used to be quite an essential part of communiting in Stockholm. Nowadays there is a modern tramway that cuts through Stockholm, although not the central parts.

There is though a old tramway still in existence and it comes alive every summer. Between Norrmalmstorg (torg = square) and the area called Djurgården (where the amusement parks Gröna Lund and Skansen lies) they traffic a couple of kilometres.

They use old tramcars aswell which you can see from this picture just 150 metres from Norrmalmstorg at Nybrokajen. The tramway was a permanent picture in Stockholms citylife until 1967 when it got disbanded, leaving way to the much more efficient undergroundsystem that was being built out.

2 Comments:

At 4:59 AM, Blogger Kris said...

it's a good way to commute, at least you get to see some sights compare to underground

 
At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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