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About us

Spårvagnsstäderna strives to facilitate the establishing of tramways. The organization conveys knowledge, creates networking opportunities and promotes cooperation on urban rail projects in Sweden and Scandinavia.


We welcome all cities, regions, public transport authorities, companies and interest organizations in the tramway sector to get involved in our work. 


Spårvagnsstäderna is working on facilitating financing and simplifying regulations for building and operating the tram infrastructure. We are also showcasing good practices and new technology in the sector, and provide arenas for actors to meet and network.

We see trams as one important tool for sustainable public transport, as tramsways are environmentally friendly and efficient. Tramways also provide a high level comfort, high passenger capacity and high accessibility. The permanence of a tramway line attracts investments along the line to a high degree. 


18 May

UK Light Rail conference

  -   Newcastle, UK
27 May

Spårvägsforum 2021

  -   Online
16 June

EU Light rail

  -   Zaragoza, Spanien
Environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendly

Trams are powered by electricity and don't release harmful emissions on the streets.

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High passenger comfort

High passenger comfort

Trams are easily accessible and passengers travel quickly and smoothly in the middle of town.

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Tramways are efficient

Tramways are efficient

A tramway requires a small surface area, is flexible and can carry many passengers.

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Tramways create attractive cities

Tramways create attractive cities

Tramway creates attractive cities and attracts workplaces and shops - attracting more people to the city.

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10 billion
People traveling by tram per year in Europe, more than subway and commuter rail combined
108 cities
The number of European cities in 2019 which have opened completely new tramways since 2000
9296 km
Kilometers of tram tracks in Europe 2019

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