Volunteer dedication keeps Djurgårdslinjen running
Those of us who keep the museum tramways in Malmköping, Malmö and Djurgårdslinjen in central Stockholm running do so in our spare time. This is our alternative to playing league football, collecting stamps, or singing in a chorus. You and your family are welcome to join Svenska Spårvägssällskapet. You’ll meet people of all ages and occupations. The common denominator is an interest in rail traffic.
Read more at the Svenska Spårvägssällskapet Web sitea.
Djurgårdslinjen is a relatively unique phenomenon in today’s society. It has no profit-seeking owners. All profit is reinvested into operations. The trams run thanks to our members’ volunteer dedication. Most of our drivers, conductors and mechanics who work with the old trams do so in their spare time. For them, the profit lies in the opportunity to spend time on their area of great interest.
The first Swedish urban transport museum
Formally, it’s AB Stockholms Spårvägar that operates Djurgårdslinjen; the company is owned by Svenska Spårvägssällskapets Stockholmsavdelning (the Swedish Tramway Society’s Stockholm chapter). The Society was founded in 1959, and in 1967 Svenska Spårvägssällskapet established the Swedish Urban Transport Museum in Malmköping, in Södermanland. Today, Svenska Spårvägssällskapet has about 1,800 members, of whom about 100 are more or less actively involved with Djurgårdslinjen.
Become a member
Are you interested in mechanics, or do you enjoy tramways? Become a member! We always need drivers and conductors, as well as help with fixing, painting and polishing trams. As a member, you’ll ride Djurgårdslinjen free, as well as the museum trams in Gothenburg, Malmköping, Malmö and Norrköping. You can also participate in interesting study trips, excursions and film showings. There’s always a place for you!
Visit Svenska Spårvägssällskapet’s Web site. Enter your name and address in the Web form, as well as your E-mail address.
Welcome to the fellowship of Svenska Spårvägssällskapet!