Transport in Zagreb - Mass Transit - Tram

Tram

The first tram line was opened on September 5, 1891, setting off a vital part of the Zagreb mass transit system. Zagreb today features an extensive tram network with 15 day and 4 night lines running over 117 km (73 mi) of tracks through 255 stations and transporting almost 500,000 passengers per day (almost twice as much as the Los Angeles County Metro Rail). The network covers much of the inner city, but some lines extend to the suburbs, such as line 15 (operating in Podsljeme) or lines 7 and 11 (operating in Sesvete). Although the trams are capable of achieving speeds in excess of 70 km/h (43 mph), the unique fact that the network operates mostly at the curb limits their speed to the speed of surrounding vehicles, causing the trams to travel at speeds of 25–50 km/h (15-31 mph) in the inner city, with considerable slowdowns during the rush hours.

The rolling stock is made up by various trams, including 87 ČKD-Tatra T4 cars (designated as TMK 401 by ZET), 15 TMK 101 cars (obsolete, used only as substitutes), 18 TMK 201, 16 Düwag GT6 (TMK 901), 16 TMK 2100 cars and 140 new, 100% low-floor TMK 2200 cars. TMK 2200 is produced by the Crotram consortium, composed of Končar elektroindustrija, TŽV Gredelj and Đuro Đaković. Another 70 shorter versions will be delivered in the following period.

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