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European Heritage Days very successful

The weekend of 8 and 9 September, over 800 people visited our Haarlemmermeerstation and about 500 took a ride in a historic tram. Also many paid a visit to a display of trams with European roots, e.g. from Belgium, Germany and Austria. (10-09-2018)

Update Museumtramline works

Problems with the reinstatement of our tramline underneath the A10 motorway have led to another delay in reopening the tramline to Amstelveen and Bovenkerk, until further notice. We continue operating the line to tramstop IJsbaanpad, and also our alternative on tramroute 20 to Artis Zoo in Amsterdam centre. (05-09-2018)

GVB 1, former Utrecht tram

GVB 1, a former Utrecht tram, has been taken out of long-term storage for repairs and maintenance. The picture shows the balcony screen that has been taken off, as a result of corrosion on the screen and its supporting structures. The time to return this tram to traffic will depend on the amount of ″surprises″ that we may encounter. (12-08-2018)

Farewell tram lines 9, 10, 16

The inauguration of the North/South subway line on 22 July 2018 also meant the end of a number of very familiar tram lines in Amsterdam: line 9 (since 1903), line 10 (since 1900) and line 16 (since 1913). On this historical occasion, EMA ran a couple of museum models on the last day of the old schedule, in between the current trams. In the picture the 307 (of 1911, converted to electrical engine car in 1914) and passenger trailer 792 (from 1918) as line 16 in Ferdinand Bolstraat. (23-07-2018)

Tram depot

The Museum tramline started a legal case at the Raad van State (Coucil of State) in order to obtain better cooperation and a good solution for the relocation of our tram depot. This calls for a better cooperation between Amsterdam, Amstelveen (the neighbouring city) and the Museum tramline. There is support, as demonstrated by the more than 15,000 supportive entries in our online petiton, the recently proclaimed support from the Amstelveen city council and from our minister of education, culture and science, mrs van Engelshoven. (24-06-2018)

Renewed route

Starting June, the museumtram runs a renewed route through the city, which enables the passengers to enjoy the pictoresque Amsterdam even more. After the stop at Artis Zoo, the route goes by the Wertheimpark, via Waterlooplein and the Blauwbrug across the Amstel river, and then the tram passes by Rembrandtplein and follows the cosy Utrechtsestraat to Frederiksplein. There it resumes the old route in order to reach Haarlemmermeerstation via Leidseplein and Willemsparkweg/Koninginneweg. (28-05-2018)

Sign the petition and save our museum tramline

Perhaps you are aware that our tram depot will have to make room for new housing, according to Amsterdam city council plans. We are still in discussion about alternatives. To support us in our activities to keep the museum tramline open and save the vintage trams, we ask you to sign our online petition at https://museumtramlijn.petities.nl (13-05-2018)

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