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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Trams in Riga, Latvia
by Arunas Travel Photography - 5

Riga tramway

The Riga’s tram network, run by the Rīgas Satiksme company, consists of 10 lines in Riga, the capital and the largest city of Latvia.



Five interesting facts about the trams in Riga:

  • The first tramway in Riga entered service in 1882 as a horsecar line.
  • The city introduced electric trams in 1901.
  • More than 270 trams service a total of 33 million passengers each year.
  • The gauge of Riga's tracks is 1524 mm (standard gauge being 1435 mm) and they have 182 km of route.
  • Rolling stock: ČKD Tatra T3SU (modernised, now T3A); ČKD Tatra T6B5SU (modernised, now T3M); Škoda low-floor 15T (31.4 m) and 15T1 (41 m).

Tram in Riga
ČKD Tatra T3M tram, Riga

Tram in Riga
Škoda low-floor 15T trams, Riga

Škoda low-floor 15T trams, Riga
Škoda low-floor 15T trams, Riga

Riga tram
Škoda low-floor 15T trams, Riga

Riga tram
Škoda low-floor 15T1 tram, Riga

Riga tramway
Škoda low-floor 15T1 tram, Riga



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Check the cost of your journeys and tickets before you travel: https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/


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5 comments

  1. I have not been on a tram before, but have been to places that run them, they do seem a great way to get around x

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  2. We only have a very limited tram network here in the UK so it is fascinating to hear how it works in other countries like Latvia. It was so interesting to learn that the first tramway in Riga entered service in 1882 as a horsecar line!

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  3. WOW! These are some great photos of streetcars. You have a variety of angles and good use of color and dimension. My favorite is "Škoda low-floor 15T trams, Riga"

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  4. I have been in Riga and the trams are very stylish! I love how you told us the story of them with some cool photos!

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  5. As much as I love the historical trams there are few modes of transportation as reliable and efficient as the modern tram systems in many European cities. My favorites are Milan and Seville since I have not yet visited Latvia.

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