Yekaterinburg opens new tramway extension
Posted on 28th December 2023 at 11:45
The Russian city of Yekaterinburg, east of the Ural mountains, earned its place in history as the location for the imprisonment and murder of the Tsar and his family by revolutionaries in 1918.
In 1973 it became one of the few cities in today’s Russia to open a tramway extension in 2023.
On the morning of Saturday 23 December the long-awaited initial 4.2km section of the tramway to the rapidly-developing south-western area of Akademicheskiy was inaugurated at a special ceremony. Line 1 was adjusted running to the city centre and then south to Vtorchermet, with interchange with the metro at Geologicheskaya.
Line 1 is worked by Tatra T6B5SU trams that joined the fleet in 1988.
Trams started running on Yekaterinburg in 1929 and the system has reached 87km with 31 lines.
Yekaterinburg Tatra T6 367 on the new extension. (N. Girgorviev)
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