THE GS TRAM SITE

KØBENHAVN – COPENHAGEN

DANMARK – DENMARK

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1 Jan. 1970

The Copenhagen tram network with the last 3 routes before abandonment of trams in the city.




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INSET: DOWNTOWN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen 1970 downtown tram map


Chronology of major track abandonments between 1953 and 1970 (with affected routes in parentheses)

  • 1968 – Apr. 28: Enghave Plads – Trianglen – Strandboulevard (3)
  • 1968 – Oct. 13: Istedgade – Tivoli (10)
  • 1968 – Oct. 13: Kongens Nytorv – Bispebjerg (10)
  • 1968 – Oct. 13: Enghave Plads – Enghavevej – Kongens Enghave (16; also earlier 3)
  • 1969 – Apr. 27: Ålholm Plads – Vesterbrogade – Kongens Nytorv – Trianglen – Ryparken (6; between Vesterbrogade and Kongens Nytorv, earlier also 10)
  • 1969 – Oct. 19: Brønshøj – Rådhusplads – Tivoli - Højbro – Holmenskirk – Sundbyvester (2; between Tivoli and Holmenskirk, also earlier 6 and 10)

Chronology of major track abandonments between 1970 and 1972 (with affected routes in parentheses)

  • 1970 – Apr. 26: Nørreport – Rådhusplads – Toftegårds Plads (16)
  • 1971 – Apr. 25: Nørreport – Gothersgade – Kongens Nytorv (7)
  • 1972 – Apr. 23: Husum – Nørrebro station – Nørreport – Sundbyøster (5; between Nørrebro station and Nørreport, also earlier 7 and 16) [Last day of tram operations in Copenhagen]

ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Københavns Sporveje (predecessor of HT – Hovedstadsområdets Trafikselskab (HT), itself a predecessor of Hovedstadens Udviklingsråd (HUR))

  5 Husum – Brønshøj – Frederikssundsvej – Nørrebro station – Nørrebrogade – Frederiksborggade – Nørreport – Nørregade – Langebro – Amager Boulevard – Holmbladsgade – Backersvej – Sundbyøster
  7 Nørrebro station – Nørrebrogade – Frederiksborggade – Nørreport – Gothersgade – Kongens Nytorv
16 Emdrupvej – Bispebjerg – Nørrebro station – Nørrebrogade – Frederiksborggade – Nørreport – Nørre Voldgade – Rådhusplads – Hovedbanegården – Vesterbrogade – Istedgade – Enghave Plads – Toftegårds Plads

S-TOG (S-TRAIN) [SUBURBAN RAIL] ROUTES

Operator: Danske Statsbaner (DSB)

  A Klampenborg – Hellerup – Østerport – Nørreport – Hovedbanegården (København H) – Enghave – Valby – Vanløse [In rush-hour: – Husum – Herlev]
  B Holte – Gentofte – Hellerup – Østerport – Nørreport – Hovedbanegården (København H) – Enghave – Valby – Rødovre – Glostrup – Taastrup
  C Holte – Gentofte – Hellerup – Østerport – Nørreport – Hovedbanegården (København H) – Enghave – Valby – Vanløse – Husum – Herlev – Ballerup
  E Hillerød – Holte – (non-stop) – Østerport – Nørreport – Hovedbanegården (København H)
  F Klampenborg – Hellerup – Nørrebro station – Vanløse – Frederiksberg Station


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: ? km.
  • S-tog (S-train): ? km


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: (horse-drawn) 22 Oct. 1863 - 14 June 1915; (electric): 1 Aug. 1901 - 23 Apr. 1972.
  • Metro: 19 Oct. 2002 - today.
  • S-tog (S-train): 3 Apr. 1934 - today.

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways: 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1435 mm.
  • S-tog (S-train): 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Sporvejsmuseet Skjoldenæsholm (Skjoldenæsholm Tram Museum), 65 km SW of Copenhagen, runs old trams (from Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and from outside Denmark) on 1.8 km of track (1.5 km standard gauge; 300 m metre gauge).


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