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Ural Life & Culture
All You Need to Know about Yekaterinburg and the Ural Region
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Ural Tram
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  • The first tram [Russ. трамвай; trahm-VAH-y] in Sverdlovsk, which was the Soviet name of Yekat, was launched on November 7, 1929. According to the local newspaper, in 1934 the tram speed in Sverdlovsk/Yekat was the highest in Russia - 18 kilometers (11 miles) per hour.
 
  • To keep up the spirit of competition between the two cities, the tram in Perm was launched on the same day as in Yekat – on November 7, 1929.
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  • Volchansk is the smallest town in Russia and in the former Soviet Union, where you can find trams. It is situated 452 км (280 miles) north of Yekaterinburg. The first tram carried passengers on December 31, 1951.
 
  • The Ural cities Chelyabinsk, Izhevsk, Krasnoturyinsk, Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Tagil, Perm, Ufa, Volchansk, Yekaterinburg, and Zlatoust boast tram systems.
 
  • There are 34 tram routes in Yekaterinburg, but only 31 numbers, because–for whatever reason–routes 12, 28, 29, 30, and 31 do not exist. However, we have routes 5a (on work days in rush hours) and route A.
 
  • The total length of the tram track in Yekaterinburg is 79.9 km (49.65 miles).
 
© Text by Anastasia Kuliashova and Mikhail Brodsky 
 
Photos: Oleg Kruglyak, ekamag.gallery.ru
 
 

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    Anna Bibikova

    Hey! I see a mistake here! The rout 31 definately exists. Though it doesn't go very often. But more it is interesting to tellabout special "Э" rout. It doesn't have a schedule and can skip some stops because it is an excursion rout. You can order it in advance and than explore streets of Yekaterinburg with the guide in the nice and not crowdy vehicle.


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