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Volgograd Trams

We have seen a good number of trams running around on the streets of Volgograd, but I did not really had the time to take many and good photos of them, just quickly snapped a few without having the time to wait for them to be properly positioned and photographed.

Here a few of my shots anyway.


2007

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Volgograd Metrotram
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Volgograd Metrotram
Locale Russia
Transit type Light rail
Began operation 5 November 1984
System length 13.5 km (8.4 mi)
No. of lines 1
No. of stations 18
Daily ridership 136,000
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft   11.7  in )
Owner Volgograd Municipality
Operator Metroelectrotrans
The Volgograd Metrotram is a light rail system operating in Volgograd, Russia.
It consists of 18 stations on one line, paralleling the Volga River from the northern suburbs of Volgograd to its downtown core for a total length of 13.5 kilometres.
Most of the Metrotram line shares a surface-level right of way with a previously constructed railway line for 10.2 kilometres, in a manner similar to that of the south leg of the C-Train system in Calgary, for example; the three downtown stations, on the other hand, were built underground over a total length of 3.3 kilometres, meeting design standards consistent with existing Russian metro systems.

The Volgograd Metrotram was inaugurated on 5 November 1984, and presently serves 50 million passengers per year.

Stations
List of stations north to south:
  • Traktornyy Zavod (Tractor Factory)
  • Khlyebozavod (Bakery Works)
  • Vodootstoy (Water-sediment)
  • Bol'nitsa Il'icha (Ilich Hospital)
  • Zavod "Barrikady" (Barrikady Factory)
  • Tridsad' Pervaya Shkola (31st School)
  • Stadion Monolit (Monolith Stadium)
  • Zavod "Krasniy Oktyabr'" (Red October Steel Factory)
  • Tridtsat' Devyataya Gvardeyskaya (39th Guards Rifle Division Street)
  • Ploshchad' Vosrozhdyeniya (Revival Square)
  • Dvoryets Sporta (Sports Palace)
  • Mamayev Kurgan (Mamayev Kurgan)
  • Tsentral'nyy Stadion (Central Stadium)
  • Tsentral'nyy Park Kul'tury i Otdykha (Central Rest and Cultural Park)
  • Ploshchad' Lenina (Lenin Square)
  • Komsomol'skaya (Komsomol street)
  • Pionyerskaya (Pioneers)
  • Ploshchad' Chekistov (Chekists Square)
Under construction:
  • Profsoyuznaya (Labour Unions)
  • Teatr Yunogo Zritel'ya (Theatre for Young Spectators)
  • Yel'shanka


For a more information about Volgograd Metrotram see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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2007

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Volgograd
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Volgograd (English)

Volgograd train station

Volgograd on the map of European Russia
Coordinates
48°42'N 44°31'E 44.517 Coordinates: 48°42'N 4431'E 48.7 44.517
Coat of Arms Flag
City Day - Second Sunday of September
Administrative status
Federal subject
In jurisdiction of
Administrative center of
Volgograd Oblast
Volgograd Oblast
Volgograd Oblast
Local self-government
Charter Charter of the Hero City Volgograd
Municipal status Urban okrug
Head Roman Grebennikov (2008)
Legislative body City Duma
Area
Area 565 km² (218.1 sq mi)
Population (as of the 2002 Census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
1,011,417 inhabitants
12th
1,790.1/km² (4,636.3/sq mi)
Events
Founded 1555
Town status 1780
Renamed Stalingrad 1925
Renamed Volgograd 1961
Other information
Postal code 400001..400138
Dialling code +7 8442
Official website
http://www.volgadmin.ru
Volgograd, formerly called Tsaritsyn (1598-1925) and Stalingrad (1925-1961) is a city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia.
It is 80 kilometres long, and situated on the west bank of the Volga River.

History
Volgograd originated with the foundation in 1589 of the fortress of Tsaritsyn at the confluence of the Tsaritsa and Volga Rivers.
The fortress, which took its name from the local name Sary Su (Yellow Water/River in the Tatar language), was established to defend the unstable southern border of Tsarist Russia and became the nucleus of a trading settlement.
It was captured twice by Cossack rebels, under Stenka Razin in the rebellion of 1670 and Yemelyan Pugachev in 1774.
Tsaritsyn became an important river port and commercial centre in the 19th century.

The city was the scene of heavy fighting during the Russian Civil War.
Bolshevik forces occupied it during 1918, but were attacked by White forces under Anton Ivanovich Denikin.
During the battle for Tsaritsyn the Bolsheviks were pushed back and surrounded at first, and only the actions of Josef Dzhugashvili (nicknamed 'Stalin'), then local chairman of the military committee, saved the city for the Bolsheviks.
Stalin did so by recalling Zhloba's 'Steel Division' from the Caucasus which attacked the White Forces in the rear.
In honor of Stalin's efforts in defending the city, it was renamed Stalingrad (literally: "Stalin city") in 1925.
The name change is typical of the way towns and cities were re-named after Bolshevik leaders and heroes during Soviet times.

Under Stalin, the city became heavily industrialized and was developed as a centre of heavy industry and trans-shipment by rail and river.
During World War II (Great Patriotic War), the city of Stalingrad became the center of the Battle of Stalingrad as well as the pivotal turning point in the war against Germany.
The battle lasted from August 19, 1942 to February 2, 1943.


For a more information about Volgograd see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volgograd) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, January 2008.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
About Wikipedia
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This information was correct in January 2008. E. & O.E.


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