THE GS TRAM SITE

BERGEN

NORGE / NOREG – NORWAY

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21 June 2013

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Bergen on the day of the opening of the extension of the LRT line to Lagunen.




NORGE / NOREG - NORWAY

BERGEN

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Bergen LRT photo
Credit: Nina Aldin Thune
Bergen LRT photo Bergen Funicular photo
Credit: Nina Aldin Thune

Bergen 2013 map



I created the above map by overlaying an OpenStreetMap (OSM) map with my own data. Copyright on the OSM map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for this map corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

LIGHT RAIL ROUTE

Operator: Fjord 1 Partner

Bybanen Byparken – Nygårdsbroen - Kronstad – Sletten - Fantoft - Nesttun - Lagunen

FUNICULAR ROUTE

Operator: Fløibanen

   Vetrlidsalmenning – Fløyen


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Light rail: 13.4 km.
  • Funicular: 850 m.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways: 3 July 1897 - 31 Dec. 1965
  • Light rail (Bybanen): 22 June 2010 - today.
  • Funicular: 15 Jan. 1918 - today

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways: 1435 mm.
  • Light rail (Bybanen): 1435 mm.
  • Funicular: 1000 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

Bergen's Electric Tramway (Bergens Elektriske Sporvei) operates a 300m heritage tramway in Møhlenpris, near Bergen.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • "Bergen" (news item), The Modern Tramway, Apr. 1954 (17: 196), p.74-75.
  • "Bybanen: Bergen Light Rail", Supplement to Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2012 (75: 890), 21p.
  • Carter, J.M. "Bergen - On top of the world - and it's a bargain", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2007 (70: 830), p.52-53.
  • Simons, V. "Bergen's Bybanen: Light rail for the smaller city", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2010 (73: 873), p.330-333.
  • Wyse, W.J. "The tramways of Bergen", Modern Tramway, Nov. 1963 (26: 311), p.375-384.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Maurits van Witsen from the Netherlands for information he has given me concerning the Bergen tramways.



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