Trams in Moscow

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Moscow tramway network
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 50
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
Track length (double) 181.2
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.[1]

Overview[edit]

As of 2013, 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 (254 km (158 mi)), St. Petersburg (220 km (140 mi)) and Berlin (190 km (120 mi)).[2]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrow, Keith (3 June 2014). "Fokstrot LRVs enter service in Moscow". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wien hat das fünftgrößte Straßenbahnnetz der Welt" [Vienna has the fifth largest tramway network in the world]. Wiener Linien website (in German). Wiener Linien. 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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