16. December 2011



A.P. Møller Foundation secures historical tram



The A.P. Møller foundation has allocated a grant of DKK 0.5 million to restore a Copenhagen tram dating from 1912. Tram no. KS 327, which was in daily operation until 1965, was among the first vehicles acquired by the City of Copenhagen in 1912 after the municipal buy-out of the private tramways the previous year. The tram is the only remaining one of its type.



The Danish Tramway Museum at Skjoldenæsholm, which owns the tram, has just received the welcome news of the foundation’s support for the restoration of the almost 100-year-old tram. The extensive restoration work that is necessary after the tram’s many years of active operations, most recently at the Tramway Museum in Skjoldenæsholm, is being performed at the main workshop in the German tramway city Gera, which possesses the necessary expertise.

Tramway historians hope that the refurbished tram can be exhibited at the Tramway Museum this summer, exactly 100 years after it was first delivered to the Copenhagen Tramway Company. The year 1912 is also a jubilee year for the shipping company behind the foundation supporting the restoration project, as the "Steamship Company of 1912" is one of the two original parent companies in A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S.