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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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MISC | Asia's Trams and Light Weight Trains

any1 with asian trams? put them here

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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Some of the old Asian trams (no longer exists).

Colombo. remained till 1960.



Burma




BAGHDAD( 1872 , later replaced by electric ones. ran till WWII)



KOREA(1916-1968)



BEIRUT(1908-1965)



CHINA PEIKING(upto 1962)



SINGAPORE(1819-1927)




ISTAMBUL(1869-1961)

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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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MODERN ASIAN TRAMS

Here are some of the Modern(existing) tramways in asia

INDIA (kolkata tramway)



JAPAN



HONG KONG







Pyongyang(north korea)







If ur city got a tram , please post it here
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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Dalian's tram (China), re-posted per kbboy's request

Dalian's tram, first built in 1908, is part of this city's history.

here are some pics taken by 食草動物 on 4-6-2006



















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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #5
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Some of the old Asian trams (no longer exists).

Colombo. remained till 1960.



Burma




BAGHDAD( 1872 , later replaced by electric ones. ran till WWII)



KOREA(1916-1968)



BEIRUT(1908-1965)



CHINA PEIKING(upto 1962)



SINGAPORE(1819-1927)




ISTAMBUL(1869-1961)

The tram of Burma pictured above was running in Mandalay. Tram was also present in Capital Yangon. Both systems are now closed.

Baghdad were never ran electric tram. Baghdad is now planning to build metro.

The tram of Korea pictured above was in North Korean Capita Pyongyang, which was closed because, destruction of the city in Japanese war. Tram returned in Pyongyang around 1991, as a modern system. North Korea also has a tram network in Chongjin. All tramways in South Korea (which were present in Seoul & Busan) are now closed. Pyongyang, Busan & Seoul also has metros.

Trams were also present at China in Anshan & Shanghai. Anshan’s system closed almost 3 years ago, where Shanghai’s system closed during the sixties. Previously Tianjin also closed its network around seventies, but recently, it returned tram in 2006. This system is the most modern, because it is the only rubber tired tram of Asia. Shanghai, Beijing & Tianjin also has metros.

Tram was also present at Turkey in Izmir. That system closed during the sixties. Previously Istanbul also closed its network around sixties, but later, it returned tram. In Istanbul, tram first returned on 1990 as a heritage system using same rolling stock which was used before. After that, tram returned as a modern system with low floor rolling stock on a separate system on 1996. Those both systems are present on European side. Lastly, another heritage tram system opened on 2003 on Asian side, using second hand rolling stocks from Gotha. So currently there are 3 separate tram systems in Istanbul, 2 are heritage and the remaining is modern. Istanbul also has metro.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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Here are some of the Modern(existing) tramways in asia

INDIA (kolkata tramway)



JAPAN



HONG KONG







Pyongyang(north korea)



If ur city got a tram , please post it here
Kolkata’s tram is the oldest operating electric tram in Asia, running since 1902, and only tram in India. Kolkata also has metro.

The tram of Japan pictured above is running in Hiroshima. It is the largest tram network in Japan. In Japan, trams are also running in Takaoka, Toyama, Fukui, Kagoshima, Okayama, Kochi, Kumamoto, Toyohashi, Hakodate, Matsuyama, Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, Sapporo & Tokyo. Sapporo & Tokyo also has metro.

In China, trams are also running in Changchun, Dalian & Tianjin. The third photo under Hong Kong is the light rail, not tram. Note – Hong Kong’s tram is the only double-decker tram system in Asia. Dalian, Tianjin & Hong Kong also has metros.

Beside that, trams are also present in the following cities–

1) KAZAKHSTAN – Temirtau, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Almaty.
2) UZBEKISTAN – Tashkent. (largest tram network in Asia)
3) NORTH KOREA – Chongjin.
4) TURKEY – Eskisehir, Konya, Antalya, Istanbul.

Tashkent & istanbul also has metros.

Can anybody post here latest tram maps of Tashkent, Pyongyang & Dalian, with their closed and planned routes, (file size shouldn’t cross 1 MB, and labeling must be in English)?
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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Trams/light rails in Japan

Pics are all from Wikipedia.

Sapporo Street Car, Sapporo
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Hakodate City Tram, Hakodate
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Tokyo Toden, Tokyo
Legally tramway, mostly dedicated tracks.



Tokyu Setagaya Line, Tokyo
Legally tramway, completely dedicated tracks.





Enoden, Kamakura/Fujisawa
Legally railway, mostly dedicated tracks.
One of the most beloved line, featured in many media.



Toyotetsu Azumada Main Line, Toyohashi
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Manyosen, Takaoka
Legally railway+tramway, partially shared tracks.



Toyama Light Rail, Toyama
Legally railway+tramway, mostly dedicated tracks.





Chitetsu Toyama City Tram Line, Toyama
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Fukutetsu, Fukui
Legally railway+tramway, mostly dedicated tracks.



Keihan Otsu Line, Kyoto/Otsu
Legally railway+tramway, mostly dedicated tracks. The only Japanese tram that directly goes into a subway line.



Randen, Kyoto
Legally railway+tramway, mostly dedicated tracks.



Hankai Tramway, Osaka/Sakai
Legally tramway, partially shared tracks.



Okaden, Okayama
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Hiroden, Hiroshima
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks. (Miyajima Line is legally a railway, with compeltely dedicated tracks.)
Hiroshima is the only Japanese city where tram takes the major role of its intra-city transportation.



Iyotetsu Matsuyama City Tram Line, Matsuyama
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Tosaden, Kochi
Legally tramway, completely shared tracks.



Chikutetsu, Kitakyushu/Nogata
Legally railway, completely dedicated tracks.
The line is still sometimes considered as a tram, as it only uses tram vehicles.



Nagasaki Electric Tramway, Nagasaki
Legally tramway, mostly shared tracks.
The second most used tram network in Japan, after Hiroshima.



Kumamoto City Tram, Kumamoto
Legally tramway, mostly shared tracks.



Kagoshima City Tram, Kagoshima
Legally tramway, mostly shared tracks.

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Tram in Jakarta (Started by the Dutch in 1899, 5 lines)Declined in the Japanese Occupation in WW2 and was decommissioned in the 1950's shortly after Independence:

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Old March 25th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #9
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Electric trams were also present in the following cities which are closed now–

1) ARMENIA – Yerevan.
2) AZERBAIJAN – Ganja, Sumqayit, Baku.
3) GEORGIA – Tbilisi.
4) THAILAND – Lopburi, Bangkok.
5) PHILIPPINES – Corregidor, Manila.
6) KAZAKHSTAN – Qaraghandy.
7) UZBEKISTAN – Samarqand
8) INDIA – Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi. (last two cities are thinking about return tram)
9) JAPAN – Kawasaki, Sendai, Yokohama, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Asahikawa, Noboribetsu, Akita, Fukushima, Gojonome, Hanamaki, Hachioji, Mito, Narita, Nikko, Odawara, Gifu, Ichinomiya, Kanazawa, Matsumoto, Niigata, Okazaki, Shizuoka, Ise, Kuwana, Wokayama, Iwakuni, Kure, Shimonoseki, Yonago, Takamatsu, Omuta, Naha.
10) SYRIA – Aleppo, Damascus.
11) CHINA – Harbin, Shenyang.
12) INDONESIA – Jakarta, Surabaya.
13) LEBANON – Beirut
14) MALAYSIA – Penang (Georgetown)
15) VIETNAM – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Chinese city Shanghai is returning tram in March 2009 as a rubber tired system like Tianjin.
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Electric trams were also present in the following cities which are closed now–

1) ARMENIA – Yerevan.
2) AZERBAIJAN – Ganja, Sumqayit, Baku.
3) GEORGIA – Tbilisi.
4) THAILAND – Lopburi, Bangkok.
5) PHILIPPINES – Corregidor, Manila.
6) KAZAKHSTAN – Qaraghandy.
7) UZBEKISTAN – Samarqand
8) INDIA – Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi. (last two cities are thinking about return tram)
9) JAPAN – Kawasaki, Sendai, Yokohama, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Asahikawa, Noboribetsu, Akita, Fukushima, Gojonome, Hanamaki, Hachioji, Mito, Narita, Nikko, Odawara, Gifu, Ichinomiya, Kanazawa, Matsumoto, Niigata, Okazaki, Shizuoka, Ise, Kuwana, Wokayama, Iwakuni, Kure, Shimonoseki, Yonago, Takamatsu, Omuta, Naha.
10) SYRIA – Aleppo, Damascus.
11) CHINA – Harbin, Shenyang.
12) INDONESIA – Jakarta, Surabaya.
13) LEBANON – Beirut
14) MALAYSIA – Penang (Georgetown)
15) VIETNAM – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Chinese city Shanghai is returning tram in March 2009 as a rubber tired system like Tianjin.
16) Pakistan - Karachi
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According to Wikipedia Changchun has a more traditional LRT system

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This is a thread about trams and light rail, people movers with rubber wheels certainly don't belong here.
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16) Pakistan - Karachi
Karachi's tram was driven by petrol, not by electric.
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This is really funny,because such a long light rail vehicle is rather rarely seen in Japan;I could even say that rolling stock in japanese cities is more interesting than in any other country.What has happen,that they started to buy LRV's longer than 1 (maybe 1,5) PCC-car?
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Trams from Turkey

Antalya / Antray



Kayseri / Kayseray

stanbul

Adana

Bursa / Bursaray

Konya

Eskisehir / Estram
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I've recently heard that tram started running in Samsun. Can anybody confirm this? If yeas, try to post photos.
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