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Trams in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik tram
Overview
LocaleDubrovnik, Croatia
Transit typeTram
Operation
Began operation22 December 1910
Ended operation20 March 1970
Technical
Track gauge760 mm (2 ft 5+1516 in) Bosnian gauge[1]

Trams in Dubrovnik was the public transit system that operated in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik from 1910 until 1970.

History

Tram No. 10 at Pile in 1952
Tram No. 10 at Pile in 1952

The first tram commenced operations on 22 December 1910 between the city gates at (Pile) and nearby port of Gruž, and expanded throughout its life with an extension of the original line to the Dubrovnik railway station, and a second line to Lapad.

The last full day of tram service was Friday 20 March 1970. The next morning on the 21st free rides were given to all as a final farewell to the old tramcars, several of which were the originals from 1910. Large crowds, mostly of locals, took advantage of their last chance to ride the trams which ran a special service between Lapad and the railway station at Gruz. At noon a straggled procession was formed of the system's 9 remaining vehicles which filed one by one into the depot which shut its gates without ceremony at 1230. That was the end of the Dubrovnik trams.

Road transport services in the city are now exclusively operated by buses. The tramways carried around 100 million passengers during its six decades of existence.

References

  1. ^ "Dubrovački tramvaj". Tehnički muzej - Odjeli (in Croatian). Nikola Tesla Technical Museum. 2014-04-16. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 2017-03-28. Širina kolosijeka po kojoj se tramvaj kretao u Dubrovniku iznosila je 760 mm (uskotračni kolosijek).((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
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