Vintage Tram Parade Draws Crowds of Enthralled Muscovites

A parade of trams went down Moscow’s Chistoprudny Boulevard on April 12 in honor of the 115th anniversary of the Moscow tramway

Unique exhibitions were on display at the parade. There was a total of 17 tram carriages from different eras, including a trolley from 1880, the 1908 ‘F’ tram,  the KM carriage from the 1930s, and Czechoslovak Tatra trams that were in use in the Soviet Union for nearly 30 years. There were also newer PESA and Alstom tram carriages.

City residents could go inside the tram cars and take pictures of themselves in front of these rarities as part of the exhibit organized on Chistoprudny Boulevard.

Trams started running regularly in Moscow on April 7, 1899. Today, the capital's tram system is divided into five tram depots with 960 carriages that serve 44 routes. Moscow's tram lines stretch over 416 kilometers of track.

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