Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Vienna Tramway Network (M Type Trams), Vienna, Austria
The Vienna tramway network is a vital part of the public transport system in Vienna. In operation since 1865, the network reached its greatest extent during the interwar period (1918–1939). Today, it is still one of world's largest tram networks, at about 172.1 km (107 mi) in total length. The trams on the network run on standard gauge track. Since 1897, they have been powered by electricity. In 2009, a total of 186.9 million passengers used the network's trams.
Here a M-tramcar with m-trailer which operated in 1973 is seen on the streets of Vienna. These trams are preserved at the Tram Car Museum “Electrische Museumtramlijn” in Amsterdam.