Petersburg's trams — a history stretching back over a hundred years


The tram first appeared on the streets of St. Petersburg at the end of the 19th century and was powered with the help of horses. The city and its tram car are yet to part ways and have experienced many historic events together.

The tram has been around for more than one hundred years, and over the years it has gained much-deserved respect all over the world. Despite the fact that it was developed so long ago, it still remains a very relevant and used mode of transportation in many cities. The tram first appeared on the streets of St. Petersburg at the end of the 19th century and was powered with the help of horses. The city and its tram car are yet to part ways and have experienced many historic events together. Host Andrey Ivanov learned what types of trams have been produced on the banks of the Neva River over the past one hundred years and who invented the electric railway car.