Trams in Moscow

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Moscow tramway network
Tram Moscow.jpg
Tramcars 71-621 #1000 and 71-619K #1291, 2005.
Operation
Locale Moscow, Russia
Horsecar era: 1872 (1872)–1912 (1912)
Status Closed
Operator(s) Compagnie générale des tramways de Moscou et de Russie
(1872–1911)
City of Moscow
(1901–1912)
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Propulsion system(s) Horses
Steam tram era: 1886 (1886)–1922 (1922)
Status Closed
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Propulsion system(s) Steam
Electric tram era: since 1899 (1899)
Status Open
Routes 44[1]
Operator(s) Mosgortrans
(since 1958)
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 550 V DC
Depot(s) 5
Stock 967[2]
Track length (single) 416 km (258 mi)[3]
Passengers (2011) 214.5 million
Moscow tramway network.
Website Mosgortrans (Russian)

The Moscow tramway network, which is divided into two sub-networks, is a key element of the public transport system in Moscow, the capital city of Russia. Opened in 1872, it has been operated since 1958 by Mosgortrans, a state-owned company.[4]

Overview[edit]

The two sub-networks had a combined total route length of 181 km (112 mi), making the whole network the fourth largest in the world, after the networks in Melbourne, St. Petersburg and Berlin.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ О предприятии [About the company] (in Russian). Мосгортранс [Mosgortrans]. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  2. ^ Электротранспорт [Electric transport] (in Russian). Мосгортранс [Mosgortrans]. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  3. ^ Евгений Михайлов: Обособление трамвайных путей положительно сказывается на регулярности движения наземного городского транспорта [Yevgeny Mikhailov: The separation of tramways' positive impact on the reliability of urban transport traffic] (in Russian). Мосгортранс [Mosgortrans]. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Barrow, Keith (3 June 2014). "Fokstrot LRVs enter service in Moscow". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wien hat das fünftgrößte Straßenbahnnetz der Welt" [Vienna has the fifth largest tramway network in the world]. www.wienerlinien.at (in German). Wiener Linien. 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Moscow at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°45′N 37°37′E / 55.750°N 37.617°E / 55.750; 37.617