Trams in Osijek

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Trams in Osijek
Renewed Osijek Tram.JPG
Overview
Locale Osijek, Croatia
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 2
Operation
Began operation 1884 (horse tram)
1926 (electric tram)
Operator(s) Gradski prijevoz putnika Osijek
Technical
System length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Electrification 600 V DC
System map

Osijek tramway network map.svg

The Osijek tram system is operated by the City Transport of Osijek (GPP Osijek) and serves the city of Osijek, capital of the Slavonia region of Croatia.

The Osijek network is the only Croatian tram system still in existence outside Zagreb. Services have operated continuously since the first horse-car tram line was opened in 1884 (connecting the railway station and city square), and the first electric tram ran in 1926.

The present network consists of two lines which intersect in the city square (Trg Anta Starčevića) and the fleet consists of refurbished Tatra T3 PVO vehicles and some newly acquired second hand DUEWAG GT6.

There is also an old Škoda tourist heritage tram, which can be rented for special occasions. The tram dates back to the start of electrical operation, back in 1926.

All tracks are at 1000 mm (metre gauge) width. There are three terminal loops, and two loops used rarely only when shorter route service is provided. There is also an inner city loop for the part of line 2, which connects the main railway station with the city centre. Unlike line 1, which is double track in its whole length, line 2 is composed of a loop segment, a double track segment and the remainder being single track with passing loops. At the main vehicle depot (Remiza) there is a track triangle structure used regularly for turning tramway vehicles when starting and/or ending service.

In November 2014, Line 1 extended from Višnjevac Sjever to Višnjevac Okretište.

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