Monday, 30 September 2013

Helsinki Tram Network, Finland.

The Helsinki tram network forms part of the Helsinki public transport system. The trams are the main means of transport in the city centre. The Helsinki system is one of the oldest electrified tram networks in the world.

The post card shows a MLNRV I (Nr II) class of articulated six-axle tram operated by Helsinki City Transport (HKL) on the Helsinki tram network. All trams of this type were built between the years 1983 and 1987.  Between 1996 and 2005 all trams in the class were modernised by HKL and re designated as Nr II class. From 2006 onwards all trams of this class will be rebuilt with a low-floor midsection. Currently, when all the units have been rebuilt with a low-floor midsection, the whole class has been re designated as MLNRV II.

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