Public Transport in Riga: Trams

Riga tramway

The Riga tramway is a tram network forming part of the public transport system in Riga, the capital and the largest city of Latvia. It is operated by the Rīgas Satiksme.

Five interesting facts about the Riga tramway:

  • In 1882, the first horsecar tram was established in the city.
  • The first electric tram track was opened here in 1901.
  • The city has 10 tram lines.
  • The tram system consists of about 183 kilometres (113 mi) of route.
  • Annually, the tram network has nearly 33 million passengers.

Tram in Riga
ČKD Tatra T3M tram, Riga

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

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

Riga tram
Škoda low-floor 15T tram, Riga

Riga tram
Škoda low-floor 15T1 tram, Riga

Riga tramway
Škoda low-floor 15T1 tram, Riga

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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