Photographer's Note

Public transport in Bratislava is the biggest public transport network in Slovakia. The history of public transportation in Bratislava began in 1895, with the opening of the first tram route.

Today, Trams cover 13 heavily-used commuter routes, except for the biggest borough, Petržalka. Trams in Bratislava have 1 000 mm gauge (so called Metre gauge) with one way current of 600 V (originally 550 V). All trams driving in the city since 1985 are electric, there were never any horse-driven or steam-powered trams in Bratislava. The city's tram network belongs among the oldest continually operated tram systems that is still functional to this day. The length of tram rails in the city is 39,6 kilometers. There are 152 tram stops served by 14 lines, numbered 1 to 5, 7 to 9, 11 to 14 and 16 to 17. The maximum speed for trams in Bratislava is restricted by an internal order to 50 km/h, although this speed is lower in some parts of the network.

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Additional Photos by Tatiana Pavlova (Kirych) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 267 W: 56 N: 434] (2716)
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