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Old July 19th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Old July 19th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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Old July 19th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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Any photos of Göteborg's normal tram system, perhaps?
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Old July 20th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #4
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I think that Goetoborg has some modern trams also.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 02:44 AM   #5
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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GOTHENBURG | Public Transport

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, located in Västra Götaland county, and is a place where such large companies like 'Volvo' or 'SAAB' were established. Also, the city is known for the largest port in Scandinavia which has some of the most up to date facillities. Gothenburg has always been the city where infrastructure played an important role in its hystory and i would like to invite You all to participate in a discussion about the existing and planned infrastructure projects in the city and whole the county.

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Existing transport system

Nowadays the transport system of the Greater Gothenburg consists of tram (spårväg), bus (buss, stombuss), commuter rail (Göteborgs pendeltåg) and ferry services. The agency responsible for public transport services in the city and whole the county is called 'Västtrafik' and its ownership is shared equally between the county and the 49 municipalities in the region. The fleet consists of approximately 1700 vehicles.
You can book/purchase a ticket or plan you journey and find much more information in the official site of the company: www.vasttrafik.se.

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Gothenburg tram network (Göteborgs spårvägar)

The Gothenburg tram network is a part of the public transport system organised by 'Göteborgs Spårvägar AB', controlled by 'Västtrafik'.
There are 161 km of tram tracks in the city and due to this fact Gothenburg hosts the largest tram network in Scandinavia which is used by more than 200 trams that serve 13 lines in daytime (5 at nightime). The trams perform about 2000 trips and cover 30000 km per day. The figures are expected to increase when the second stage of Kringen (Kollektivringen, the public transport ring) is finished.
The tram system is very important for Gothenburg as it is the background of the transport system in this city. The map with the tram lines can be seen here:

(c) vasttrafik.se


Please note, that the trams and the lines have the specific color code which match together and make it easier to use the system. Different colors identify different tram lines as follows:

Tynnered – Östra Sjukhuset (15.59 km, 33 stops)
Högsbotorp – Krokslätt (10.10 km, 22 stops)
Marklandsgatan – Kålltorp (12.68 km, 30 stops)
Mölndal – Angered (19.26 km, 21 stop)
Torp – Länsmansgården (13.78 km, 29 stops)
Länsmansgården – Kortedala (24.55 km, 46 stops)
Tynnered – Bergsjön (21.05 km, 35 stops)
Frölunda – Angered (21.31 km, 25 stops)
Kungssten – Angered (18.98 km, 21 top)
Guldheden – Eketrägatan/Biskopsgården (8.79 km, 17/23 stops)
Saltholmen – Bergsjön (21.83 km, 38 stops)

12 Centralstationen – Liseberg (a hystorical, touristic line)

Marklandsgatan – Linnéplatsen (17.3 km, 10 stops).

The types of tramcars currently running in Göteborg are:

M28, ASJL 1965–1967, 701–711, 713–763, 766, 767;
M29, Hägglund 1969–1972, 801–838, 840–857, 859, 860;
M31 (previously M21 ASEA 1984–1992, rebuilt with low-floor middle articulation), ASEA/MGB 1998–2003, 300–379;
M32 Sirio, AnsaldoBreda 2005–, (as of December 2006) 401-440;

The first delivery of the next batch of M32s i scheduled for this year. The new M32s will be numbered 441-465.

Some pictures of tramcars running in Gothenburg:

1. A vintage tram on hystorical line no. 12:

(c) wikipedia.com


2. A re-built M31 tram with a low-floor section:

(c) wikipedia.com


3. Tram M32:

(c) wikipedia.com
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #9
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Gothenburg has a really good transport system from what I've seen. There are also a number of expansions and improvements either underway or in planning at the moment especially concerning the commuter rail system.

Good idea for a thread.
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Bus service (bussarna)

Even thought the tram-light rail network is very important for Gothenburg, the bus network has no less importance, since the bus services contribute the tram network and servem ore distant destinations.
The city bus lines can be visible in the following map (may be quite old):

(c) urbantransport-technology.com


The majority of buses serve the routes 24 hours a day. Also, many of the buses, like airport shuttles and regional ones (except the color coded express busses - green, orange, red, et.c), usually run as the city buses and at small time intervals.
The buses that are used in Gothenburg are comfortable and environment - friendly, hybrid 'Volvo' and 'Scania' cars. Also, there is a more specific type of buses used in the most popular lines - they are 2.5 m long 'Volvo' buses (stombuss), which are known to be one of the longest city buses in the World.

1. One of the many airport shuttle buses, owned by company 'Flygbussarna':

(c) wikipedia.com


2. A 2.5 m long 'Volvo' bus (stombuss):

(c) wikipedia.com


3. A shorter version of a long bus:

(c) wikipedia.com


4. A 'Green express' ('Grön Express') bus:

(c) wikipedia.com


5. A new generation 'Volvo' hybrid bus:

(c) wikipedia.com


(c) wikipedia.com


6. A new regional two - storey bus that runs between Gothenburg and Borås:

(c) Borås Tidningen

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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #11
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Gothenburg has a really good transport system from what I've seen. There are also a number of expansions and improvements either underway or in planning at the moment especially concerning the commuter rail system.

Good idea for a thread.
Thank you.
Indeed, Gothenburg has a decent transport system, but it may be developed even more, since the city grows quite fast. Actually, plan to present the biggest projects a little bit later, after i finish presenting the existig one.
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Gothenburg commuter rail (Göteborgs pendeltåg) system

Gothenburg commuter rail (Göteborgs pendeltåg) is the commuter rail system associated with Gothenburg. The trains go on the main - line tracks, shared with long-distance trains and freight trains.
There are two major lines - one between Gothenburg and Alingsås, the second between Gothenburg and Kungsbacka. The other lines are regional rail lines, going to cities further away, with a higher speed, more sparse stops. These are:

Vänersborgståget (Gothenburg Central Station - Trollhättan - Vänersborg; 86 km, 4 stations);

Boråståget (Gothenburg Central Station - Borås; 71 km, 7 stations);

Bohuståget (Gothenburg Central Station - Stenungsund - Uddevalla - Strömstad; 180 km, 17);

Skövdetåget (Gothenburg Central Station - Alingsås - Skövde; 144 km, 8 stations).

A fifth rail line that can be counted as a regional rail line is the Öresundståg (Gothenburg-Malmö-Copenhagen-Helsingør (398 km) ).
The regional trains to Borås, Vänersborg and Skövde go in addition to the long-distance trains, filling up gaps between them, to create one-hour schedule. Also, the most used connection on these lines is the connection to Borås, if including the about 30 daily buses that go since the railway can't support the demand. There are plans to build a new railway here.
There are already many plans for expanding the regional and commuter rail systems, since many people (almost the same maount as the number of citizens in the city) commute to the city during every day.
The system is served by X11 electric multiple units.

1. X11 train at the Central station in Gothenburg:


(c) wikipedia.com


2. A newer (X12 (?)) train:

(c) flickr.com, Jochen Römling


3. The Öresund regional train in the new underground central station, Malmö:

(c) -nixon-

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Old May 29th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #13
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Banaväg i Väst

One the projects that is already being realized is 'Banaväg i Väst': a dual-track commuter line till Trollhättan is currently under contruction.
According to information provided by 'Traffikverket' the line will be 75 km. long and it will complement a future high speed railway line till Oslo (Norway). As many people from Trollhättan commute till Gothenburg by car every day, the new railway line, hopefully, might reduce the car traffic in the city because the time spent by commuting to the city using a new railway line is planed to be as short as 15 - 20 minutes.
The construction work was started in 2004 and is expected to be finished next year. The railway tracks are already built and now the 7 new stations: Gamlestaden, Surte, Bohus, Nödinge, Nol, Älvängen and Tingberg are under contruction.
The cost of project is apx. 10 billion SEK. The interesting detail is that a highway (no. 45) which lies near a new railway line is being expanded, too.

1. A map of the Gothenburg - Trollhättan line ('Banaväg i Väst'):

(c) traffikverket.se


(järnväg - railway, väg - road (no. 45))

2. A vision of the Bohus station (most of them will look similarly to this one):

(c) traffikverket.se


3. Some picture of the new line:

(c) traffikverket.se


(c) traffikverket.se


Source: www.traffikverket.se.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #14
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What is the Kringen? Will this be a new tram line or a metro?
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What is the Kringen? Will this be a new tram line or a metro?
'Kringen' is a tram tunnel under the central part of the city which will connect the most major places in the center of the city:



Actually, there is not much infromation about the project.
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Doesn't the tram currently have a tram tunnel? Will the new one link up with the existing tram tunnel?
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Doesn't the tram currently have a tram tunnel? Will the new one link up with the existing tram tunnel?
It would be nice for it to be more of a 'rapid tram' line, separate from the existing 'local tram' lines.

I'm guessing the 'högbana' in the document refers to elevated lines.
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I'm guessing the 'högbana' in the document refers to elevated lines.
It seems to be so. Perhaps, there is not much nformation about the project available.
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Doesn't the tram currently have a tram tunnel? Will the new one link up with the existing tram tunnel?
Yes there's a tram tunnel between Korsvägen and Chalmers. And the Kringen project is much alive but the above posted illustration is way outdated. Basically Kringen is completed, but not operational for another 20 or so years (). What's missing is a small section of tram tracks along Skeppsbron, the "Operalänken", which is pending a completion of Västlänken. No I am not kidding. They have even laid out tracks past Järntorget toward Skeppsbron but they can't be used since Västlänken will be built there in an open trench.

However, as I said, the previously posted illustration is outdated and elevated tracks are out of the question. Since Kringen in a sense is completed, the next step in the project is StorKringen, a tram tunnel between Linnéplatsen and Masthugget, and from there either a tunnel or a bridge continuing towards Lindholmen, and then to Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen and back over the river on the new Göta Älvbron to Centralen.



Also worth noting is that Sahlgrenska are pressing the issue of a road tunnel past the hospital to get rid of the air pollution. One could speculate that this could also include the trams and that a tunnel from Chalmers connecting to Sahlgrenska wouldn't be too far off the map. Thus creating a metro-like system all the way from Korsvägen to Lindholmen.
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Yes there's a tram tunnel between Korsvägen and Chalmers. And the Kringen project is much alive but the above posted illustration is way outdated. Basically Kringen is completed, but not operational for another 20 or so years (). What's missing is a small section of tram tracks along Skeppsbron, the "Operalänken", which is pending a completion of Västlänken. No I am not kidding. They have even laid out tracks past Järntorget toward Skeppsbron but they can't be used since Västlänken will be built there in an open trench.

However, as I said, the previously posted illustration is outdated and elevated tracks are out of the question. Since Kringen in a sense is completed, the next step in the project is StorKringen, a tram tunnel between Linnéplatsen and Masthugget, and from there either a tunnel or a bridge continuing towards Lindholmen, and then to Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen and back over the river on the new Göta Älvbron to Centralen.



Also worth noting is that Sahlgrenska are pressing the issue of a road tunnel past the hospital to get rid of the air pollution. One could speculate that this could also include the trams and that a tunnel from Chalmers connecting to Sahlgrenska wouldn't be too far off the map. Thus creating a metro-like system all the way from Korsvägen to Lindholmen.
Great news! Actually, i didn't even know that so much work has been already done. The only thing that worries me is that the metro - like system would be fully funcitonal in the far future (or maybe i am wrong?).

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