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Track map for trams in Göteborg

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While visiting Göteborg for other reasons March 19-21 2000 I took the time off to ride most of the tram network and sketch a track map. The line from Korsvägen to Mölndal was sketched at a later visit in the end of June.

Later updates came from Tony Martinsson in March 2004 (in fact he patiently emailed me for years and years with updates, and I didn't respond - shame on me!), and from participants on Svenska Spårvägssällskapet's web forum in April 2006.

I have tried to separate genuine tram tracks (in pavement where buses and/or cars can use the same lane) from »railway«-like tracks on the map. Later on, it has occured to me that perhaps I ought to also have distinguished between the places where the trams do share lanes with private car traffic and places where the tram tracks simply double as busways.
The little cyan lines that cross the track stands for at-grade crossings with ordinary road traffic. (Presumably there are such crossings in Skånegatan line between Ullevi Norra and Korsvägen, but I don't know where and how many).

All of the tracks (except at depots) are strictly unidirectional; the trams only have doors in the right side. Notice that the outer end of the line to Angered uses left-hand running (it was originally planned to be a metro); the rest of the network uses right-hand running.

A potentially confusing feature is that some of the stops have two different names. For example, one of them is called "Högsbotorp" when named as a terminus for a tram, but "Axel Dahlströms Torg" when named as "just a tram stop". I've written the terminus names with underlined small capitals and supplemented with the "tram-stop" name in normal lettering where it is different. The "terminus" name generally refers to a larger neighbourhood of the stop than the "normal" name.


This page was last updated: May 20, 2006.
Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>