A sentimental farewell in Copenhagen on Sunday (April 23) to the last of the city's trams.
A sentimental farewell in Copenhagen on Sunday (April 23) to the last of the city's trams. Thousands of people turned out to watch a procession of the now displaced vehicles as they made a final proud appearance on the city streets.
During the last six years the trams have gradually been replaced by buses on Copenhagen routes, and on Sunday the last line--the No. 5--yielded to the change.
The old teems are not all destined for the scrap-heap, though. The later models have been sold to Egypt, for service in Alexia.
SYNOPSIS: In Copenhagen on Sunday a colourful, but sentimental occasion--as thousands of city residents said farewell to the last of the city's trams.
During the past six years' buses have gradually replaced the trams on all but one line: rote number "S". And on Sunday that yielded to the new order. But the crowds lining the streets were thinking more of the past than the future, as they saluted the horse-drawn pioneer, and the succeeding generations of double and single-decker cars....
But though it's good-bye to Copenhagen, it isn't goodbye to transporting the public: at least not for the newer trams. They've been sold to Alexandria, in Egypt. There the language they hear will sound different....but the affection they inspire will probably be just as great.