Public Transport in Mestre: Trams

Mestre tram

The Mestre tramway is a tram network forming part of the public transport system in Mestre, the centre and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, northeast Italy. It is managed by the Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano.

Five interesting facts about the trams in Mestre:

  • The first trams appear on the streets of Mestre in 1905. After the building of the road bridge Ponte della Libertà (1933) between the city and Venice, the tram system was abandoned.
  • In 2010, they returned to Mestre.
  • The tram system at present consists of two lines (T1 and T2) connecting Mestre with the historic city centre of Venice across the Ponte della Libertà and with towns on the mainland for a total length of about 20 km (12.4 mi).
  • The system, which uses the Translohr technology, employs rubber-tired trainsets with a central guide rail.
  • They consist of three to six articulated sections, with a length from 25 to 46 metres long and 2.2 metres wide.

Mestre tramway
Translohr STE4 in Mestre, Venice

Translohr STE4
Translohr STE4 in Mestre, Venice

Mestre tramway
Translohr STE4 in Mestre, Venice

Mestre tramway
Translohr STE4 in Mestre, Venice

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  1. I like the photos of the trams. I hope to go to Italy at some point.

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