PHOTO: Oslo’s new trams are now being tested out

New tram - SL 18Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Sporveien is starting the test runs of Oslo’s new trams. Initially, they will be carried out with empty tram cars, but from January 31, the trams will be tested with passengers on board.

The test runs will take place on line 13, where two new trams will run on the stretch between Lilleaker and Ljabru, Sporveien stated on Monday.

The purpose is to test the trams in regular traffic, both with and without passengers. From February 14, the two trams will run in ordinary traffic between Lilleaker and Ljabru.

According to the plan, a total of 87 new trams will be delivered to Oslo by 2024. All existing trams in Oslo will be replaced, and the tram routes will be upgraded.

“With the new trams, we can double the capacity to 100 million trips annually – we look forward to that!” Sporveien manager Cato Hellesjø noted.

Sporveien manager Cato Hellesjø, City Councilor for the Environment and Transport Sirin Hellvin Stave, and Trikken director Birte Sjule in front of a new tram that is ready to start test runs in regular traffic. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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