6. July 2004
Fine tracks


Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen is undergoing a complete renovation this summer.

In this connection, the last remaining tram tracks will be removed, which once led routes 1, 6, 9 and 10 past the Royal Theatre, Charlottenborg and the French Embassy.


The tram tracks are relatively unworn, and will be stored at the Tram Museum, where, with their various radii, they could be used to replace worn-out tracks or in connection with the future project for a third depot.

In early spring, the Tram Museum established a good agreement with the Zahco-Lind contracting company that is carrying out the renovation work in this well-known square in the centre of Copenhagen.

The museum has a great many old track designs belonging to the original tram company, fortunately including those for Kongens Nytorv. The tracks were marked for cutting at the desired points, numbered and then transported in three lorryloads to the Tram Museum. The total weight was around 50 tons!!

These fine tracks once bore tram route 6 on its final journey on 26 April 1969, after which they were tarmacked over in an attempt to consign them to ancient history. But now, after being forgotten for more than 35 years, they are at the museum, where they will one day be used again for their original purpose.