were founded in the year 1984, because at this time the complete abolishment of the
Munich tram-system was discussed.
citizens' initiatives and of
course our association campaigned for the preservation of the
trams in München.
In 1991 the city council finaly made a decision to
keep the tram system. So in he 90ties the fleet of tramcars was replaced
by new cars. The old cars were given to Romania and ran in Bucharest
until 2006 and do still run at Timisoara.
The system was modernized with priority
for trams at traffic-lights and even new routes were planned. In 1996 the part of
route 17 between Hauptbahnhof and Romanplatz, which was abandoned in
1983 was reopened. Since then the patronage increased so much there,
that two routes (16 and 17) are needed to serve this part. In 1997 the
section between Ostfriedhof and Max-Weber-Platz, which was abandoned in
1968, was built new.
the year 2009 the new route 23 from Münchner Freiheit to Schwabing Nord
was opened. And in 2011 the extension through Cosimastraße from
Effnerplatz to St. Emmeram came into service. In 2013 the extension of
route 19 was opened, so the trams can stop now right in front of the
Pasing railway station.
the year 2015 one more extension will be built from Steinhausen to the
S-Bahn-Station Berg am Laim. In the years 1987 and 1988 our oranisation
campaigned against the abandonment of tram-service between
Max-Weber-Platz and Steinhausen and now this route (only used as
service-track since) will be reopened and even extended.
next project will be a tramway along the whole Fürstenrieder Straße.
But before construction can start here, we will have some more
discussions with those anti-tram-opponents, who always say:
"Yes, I like
trams, but not in front of my house."
the year 1988 our club bought a Munich tram of the type M.
2401 and trailer 3404, were both built by Rathgeber in the year 1957.
more trams of this type are kept in Munich. Car 2401 is kept in operable
condition for city-torrs and car 2403 is kept at Deutsches Museum. For
this reason ther was no mor space for our tram and it had to leave
München in the year 2006.
we gave our tram to Torino in Italy. The cars are now being restored by
our Italian friends of the Associazione
And hopefully soon, we can ride trough Torino in an original tram