About History – Tbilisi Trams

The story of the tramway in Tbilisi began in 1883 with the first horse-drawn tramcar. These were replaced in 1904 by an electrified tramway line.

Horse drawn tram in Erivan Square in Tiflis

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By the close of the Soviet era Tbilisi had more than 100 kilometers of line and about 300 tramcars. In 2004 the Tbilisi electric tram network celebrated its 100-year anniversary but just two years later it was closed due to its declining popularity and the prohibitive cost of overhaul.

You can see what is was like to ride on a Tbilisi tram in this YouTube video

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3 Responses to “About History – Tbilisi Trams”
  1. Incredible photographs.

  2. oregonmike98 says:

    i love love old pictures of how things used to be

  3. SVooDA says:

    Where is this car now?

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