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Operator BVG
System Type Tram
Year Opened 1865
# of Lines 22
# of Cars
Mileage 191
Gauge 1435 mm
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts 
Website BVG
Data Date 2008
1st Visit 6/99
Last Visit 6/99
% Rode 5%

Europe Transit > Germany > Berlin

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The Strassenbahn survived in east Berlin, while the west had dismantled it in favor of buses and U-Bahn. Since the wall has come down, streetcars have returned to west Berlin near the former border.

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ber-lr01.jpg (16179 bytes)A two car tram train is seen at Alexanderplatz as viewed from the tower. (6/99 video.) ber-lr02.jpg (15815 bytes)This tram is at the base of Alexanderplatz tower. (6/99 video.)
ber-lr03.jpg (16327 bytes)This train is running next to the elevated U2 line near Vinetastr. Trams in former East Berlin still operate in mixed traffic as well as in center medians. (6/99 video.) ber-lr04.jpg (16854 bytes)This tram is seen perpendicular to the left one and the U-Bahn. (6/99 video.)
ber-lr05.jpg (31703 bytes)Cars are lined up for their next assignment near Hackescher Market. These all appear to be relatively new equipment.(6/99) ber-lr06.jpg (35829 bytes)A newer low floor cars seen working the streets in East Berlin. (6/99)

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