What is tram?

  • (noun): A conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers.
    Synonyms: tramway, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tram (also known as a tramcar; a streetcar or street car; and a trolley, trolleycar, or trolley car) is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. Trams powered by electricity, which were the most common type historically, were under the classification of electric street railways. Trams also include horse railways which were widely used in urban areas before electrification.

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Edinburgh Corporation Tramways - Tram Managers
... The first Edinburgh Corporation Tram Manager was R Stuart Pilcher who was appointed at the early age of 24 in 1919 having previously worked in Aberdeen ... He left his post in 1929 to become Tram Manager in Manchester, England ... Pilcher managed the electrification of Edinburgh's trams in 1922/3 ...
Belgian Coast Tram
... The Coast Tram (Dutch De Kusttram) is a public transport service connecting the cities and towns along the entire Belgian (West Flanders) coast, between De Panne near the French border and ... At 68 km (42 miles) in length, it is the longest tram line in the world, as well as one of the few interurban tramways in the world to remain in operation ...
Tram - Regional
... Trams in Africa Trams in Asia Trams in Australia Trams in Europe Trams in New Zealand Streetcars in North America Trams in South America ...
Liverpool South Parkway Railway Station - Airport Tram-train Proposed
... In August 2009, it was reported that a new tram-train link to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and a link to Kings Dock from the east of the city had been proposed ... At Liverpool South Parkway, the tram-train would leave the existing railway line and seamlessly transfer to a new tramway ...
... Its name comes from the Helsinki slang expression for tram, "spora" (from Swedish spårvagn, tram) ... is the "art" or "science" of predicting a person's future on the basis of the positions of trams at the moment of the person's birth ... Mustelin points out that as trams or buses are so much nearer the person in question their gravitational pull has a much greater effect than do distant planets and stars ...

More definitions of "tram":

  • (noun): A wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity.
    Example: "'tram' and 'tramcar' are British terms"
    Synonyms: streetcar, tramcar, trolley, trolley car
  • (noun): A four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine.
    Synonyms: tramcar