Russia - Trams

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Trams of Habarovsk (Khabarovsk)


This tram of Habarovsk is of the type RVZ-6 which was made at the factory RVR in Riga Latvia from 1960 until 1987 in 6008 copies. A really common tram type. Photo 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.


Same tram as above. Photo from Habarovsk 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.


Same tram seen from behind. These old RVR trams are already in a pretty bad shape. Photo from Habarovsk 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.


Another similar RVR tram. Photo from Habarovsk 8.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.


Another similar RVR tram on line 2. Photo from Habarovsk 8.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

Trams of Irkutsk


Irkutsk is the capital of the Irkutsk oblast, the administrative city of Irkutsky district. The Trans-Siberian Railway and several important roads connect it to not only Europe but also China. Trams are one of the most important means of transportation inside the city. This tram is a very traditional and typical Soviet Russian tram, it is a KTV-5 tram from Ust-Katavsk in Russia. They are spread all over the ex Soviet empire, but nowhere else.
Picture from Irkutsk 4.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.


There are seven tram lines in Irkutsk presently. This one is from the no.1 line Volzhskaya — Studgorodok. This one is an old Soviet time tram of the type KTM5M3. The type is from 1971 and it was in its time the most built tram type in the Soviet Union with 12 943 trams built. It was built by the Ust-Katawer wagon factory ФГУП Усть-Катавский вагоностроительный завод имени С. М. Кирова (УКВЗ) in various versions out of which this is one of the most modern.
Picture from Irkutsk 4.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

Trams of Izhevsk


The city of Izhevsk in Udmurtia has 11 tram lines built with 1524mm tracks. Tram service was started in 1935. Tram 1222 of Izhevsk is a Tatra T3SU (Tatra model 3, version for Soviet Union), built in the 1960s in what then was Czechoslovakia.
Picture 25.11.2018 by Markku Salo.


Tram 2407 is one of ten used Tatra trams taken over from Berlin, Germany and modernised. It is now called Tatra KT4DM where the last M stands for modernised.
Picture 25.11.2018 by Markku Salo.

Trams of Nizhny Novgorod


Tram 3460 of Nizhny Novgorod is another Soviet time tram of the type KTM5M3 and it looks quite old already.
Picture by Markku Salo 28.11.2018.

Trams of St.Petersburg


This new tram no.008 is of the new type Metelitsa B85600M. It's a bidirectional totally new tram type, built by the Swiss company Stadler's subsidiary Stadler Minsk and by the TCC, transport concession company. The type is specifically designed for the Russian broad gauge market where there is an urgent need to replace a lot of ageing trams. The Metelitsa tram was first introduced to the public in 2017.
Picture from St.Petersburg 18.2.2020 by Antti Perälä.


St.Petersburg tram no 1106 is one of the trams of type LVS-2005, six-axle model manufactured by PTMF, Petersburg Tram Mechanical Factory.
Picture from St.Petersburg 19.2.2020 by Antti Perälä.


St.Petersburg tram no 1417 is of the type LM-2008, manyfactured by PTMF, Petersburg Tram Mechanical Factory.
Picture from Pixabay, copyright by Usman Khabibullin 24.3.2017.

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