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Wich city in the world has the most km of tram ways?

If you think of Amsterdam, you always think of a tram. It's a part of the streets in Amsterdam. But Amsterdam only has 213km tram ways. So not the biggest in Europe. Amsterdam may not have such a big subway system, but the tram system is one of the biggest;



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Damrak Amsterdam, with Central Station in the back ground;


Amsterdam has 16 tram lines. The longest lines are 7 and 14 with 12,5 km. The shortest is line 4 with 6.1 km. The bussiest line is 5 (Central Station - Amstelveen) with 45.000 visitors a day.
 

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...............network length...track length
Berlin ........191,6
Leipzig........148,3............319,4
Praha..........141,0
Dresden........131,4............292,0
Amsterdam ......................213,0
Halle...........84,4............177,3
München.........71,0
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Bucharest has a 286 km long tram network consisting of 23 lines. The trams transported 366 million passengers in 2007 (387 million in 2006).

Note that some lines are not running because of track modernization, so the total no. of lines a few years ago was around 30.

Trams, as all overground means of public transportation in Bucharest, are managed by RATB (Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti).


 

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Never knew there those cities also had trams.

Here is more of Amsterdam;









The sound of the Amsterdam is very well known. You can hear in in the news at AT5 (Amsterdam TV Channel) and anywhere else. They realy need it, because otherwise the tram would crash. Because it goes through bussy streets and bussy streets. And has to deal with cars, passengers and, most important, bikes!

Fast forward movie from Central Station to Damrak;
 

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By 1990 the city had 700 km (437.5 miles) of track and 2 200 tram cars. In 1990 alone the trams carried 950 million passengers.

While it still had 285 km in 2001, the track extent in early 2007 was just over 220 km.

It was the biggest. The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia once boasted the largest tramway network in the world, consisting of about 340 kilometres of unduplicated track in late 1980s. Since 1995, the tramway network has seen a sharp decline in size due to the removal of major portions of track, particularly in the city centre; so Saint Petersburg lost its record in favor of Milan, Italy and Melbourne, Australia.
 

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I while ago I started a thread that may seem useful to some here, on the largest tram (and metro) systems in Europe. It hasn't been updated for a bit though, as by the looks of things above St Petersburg needs a major change. If someone knows the exact "route length" of St Petersburg as it stands today, I'll update it.

The original lengths came out of a book and has been constantly updated from other forumers providing information, so don't blame me if you find a network out of date. ;)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=65822
 
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