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An M97 tram at Söder Tull, as it leaves the city centre on a line 3 service
The Norrköping tramway is a system of trams forming a principal part of the public transport services in Norrköpingmarker, a city in Swedenmarker’s eastern Östergötlandmarker province. It has been in service since 1904, and is, along with the larger Göteborg tramway, one of only two city-centre tramways in Sweden that survived the switch to right-hand traffic in 1967, which led to the replacement of most Swedish tramways with buses to reduce the cost of replacing their now-unusable fleets.

Routes

The current system has two routes. Line 2 runs from Fridvalla in the north to Ljura in the south, following Östra Promenaden through the city centre. Line 3 runs between Vidablick in the north and Klockaretorpet in the west, passing through the city centre on Drottninggatan. Both lines interchange with the national railway network at the Resecentrum (Travelcentre) by Norrköping Central Stationmarker. Line 1 is missing due to historical reasons, as there was until 1958 a Line 1 trafficking the city centre as a circular line, including the 1961 abolished stretch in Kungsgatan. There is a concurrent Line 1 trafficked with trams from the tram museum in Norrköping as a somewhat historically preserved old tram environment.

Works are underway to extend the system to Ringdansen some 3 km south of Ljura.

Operations

Flexity Classic at Vidablick, the northern terminus of line 3
The Norrköping tramway is a standard-gauge electrically powered system, operated by Veolia Transport on behalf of the regional transport authority ÖstgötaTrafiken. The infrastructure and the tramcars are, however, property of Norrköping Municipalitymarker. It has track loops at the end of the lines and at various other points to allow turnbacks, as most of the trams are unidirectional. The tram depot is located off Östra Promenaden, between the Djäkneparksskolan and Centralbadet stops.

Norrköping’s fleet includes ten Düwagmarker M97 trams, and four ADtranz low-floor tram (designated M98), built originally for Bremen and Munich. The most recent addition, introduced in 2007, is the Bombardier Flexity Classic (designated M06), a modern low-floor, bidirectional tram used in a number of cities around the world. Ten M67K trams (originally built in 1967 and since modernised) were taken out of regular use in 2008, but remain available as a reserve fleet.

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