Trams in Helsinki: Photographs

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Trams are a convenient way to get around Helsinki's downtown area, and I can't imagine the Finnish capital without those yellow-green and environmentally-friendly vehicles. The extensive tram network in the city has 11 lines and carries almost 60 million passengers a year.


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Tram service began in Helsinki in 1891. At first, they were horse-drawn. Within a short time, overhead lines provided electricity. 1900 was the year electric trams came into service. In addition to Helsinki, Finland has trams in Tampere.


As a Lithuanian born and raised in a country without tramways, I enjoy seeing trams on the streets of European cities. Trams are significantly quieter and emit far less pollution than cars or buses, and they look attractive moving through historic towns and residential areas. Here are some of my tram photographs from Helsinki.


Helsinki Trams in Photos

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
On Aleksanterinkatu street, a Finnish-made Valmet Nr II tram was built in the 1990s (modified in the 2000s)

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Trams on Aleksanterinkatu street

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
On Hietalahdenranta street, a German-made Variotram built in the 2000s 

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Valmet Nr II tram on Snellmaninkatu street

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Valmet Nr II tram at Senaatintori tram stop

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Valmet Nr II tram near Kanavakatu Bridge

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
On Skillnadsgatan street, Valmet Nr II tram

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Two trams on Aleksanterinkatu street, a Valmet Nr II tram and a Variotram

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Variotram on Bulevardi

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Two trams on Aleksanterinkatu street

Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
Valmet Nr II tram on Aleksanterinkatu street

Tram 2 is the traditional sightseeing route, passing through numerous eateries, grocery stores, churches, and other points of interest. Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy tram line 4's scenic route; tram line 6 will appeal to design enthusiasts.


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Take the Tram Tour of Helsinki with a City Planner if you want to see all of the most prominent landmarks and attractions in Finland's capital while also experiencing local everyday life.


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Have you ever taken a tram in Helsinki? Do you find them attractive on the street? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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