Thursday, February 28, 2013

early Utrecht electric trams, Netherlands

Horse trams started running on 3'6" gauge in Utrecht on 29 April 1879 . On 27 October 1904 the Gemeentetram (community tram) Utrecht (GTU) was established which bought out the horse tram, converted the track to standard gauge and electrified it with 600 Volts DC. The last regular trams in Utrecht ran on 2 May 1949 . But, after an absence of 34 years, on 17 December 1983 the Utrecht Light Rail system began operation.

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