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Bergen
light rail not-a-subway, funicular subway (Flшybanen), heritage tram

Trams serve a 300 meter long line in the outskirts of the downtown area. The funicular, which you can catch near the fish market, is
Bergen's biggest attraction.

In May 2010, the Bybanen light rail line opened for business. The 9·8 km first section between Bergen city centre and Nesttun has15 stops. The second phase, a 3.6 km, 5 station extension to Rådal, opened in June 2013.

The route is operated by the Fjord1 Partner consortium led by Keolis. While part of the line is underground, no stations are below the surface so the line is technically not a subway. However, while traveling through the stationless tunnels, passengers can enjot art by local artists.

Phase III will see the line extended from Nesttun to the airport at Flesland. Two more lines are planned, and there is currently debate over building a light rail tunnel through downtown to speed up the flow.

There is also talk of linking the light rail line with the Hudson Bergen light rail.

Youtube Bybanen ride

Bergen LRT Project
Underground funicular by Roger Sandberg
Official tramway home page
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bergen and the funicular
Funi photos
Really cool Bergen panorama
Wikipedia page

Heritage Tram

The track outside Johanneskirken is no older than five years, and has never been used. This is part of the Bergen heritage tramway, a reconstruction of almost the entire old line 3, which closed in 1950. Four separate sections have been completed, and will eventually form a heritage line starting at the Møhlenpris tramway depot, now the Technical Museum, located at the corner of Thormøhlens gate and Zetlitz gate: The tram track is being laid by historical society volunteers.