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 these green, attractive and eco-friendly vehicles. The city's extensive tram network has 11 lines and carries almost 60 million passengers per year. In addition to Helsinki, Finland has trams in Tampere.

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.



Although I was born and raised in Lithuania, a country without tramways, I enjoy seeing trams on European cities' streets. 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.

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Trams in Helsinki: Photographs
On Aleksanterinkatu street, a Finnish-made Valmet Nr II tram 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 by 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

As it passes through numerous points of interest along the way, tram 2 is considered the classic sightseeing route in Helsinki. Architecture enthusiasts enjoy scenic tram line 4; design fans like tram line 6. If you want to see all of the most significant landmarks and attractions in Finland's capital while also experiencing local everyday life, take the Tram Tour of Helsinki with a City Planner.


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