9 Kiev Tram Jam

Kiev Tram Jam

Posted on November 9, 2006 by team


Kiev Tram Jam

We have seen a 24 hour traffic jam in Moscow a few days ago. This is something different – tens of trams a stuck in Kiev in the middle of the day, so all the tram traffic was paralyzed.

Many people advocate public transportation as a no-traffic-jam alternative. This time it’s of no alternative.

Kiev Tram Jam

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9 Responses to “Kiev Tram Jam”

  1. msierant says:

    Tram jams in Warsaw – when there is an accident with tram – are often only a bit shorter.

  2. dRE says:

    LR: Well, personally I said nothing about the huge traffic jams in Moscow (appeard in some previous post), because it’s what it is, so why should I bother commenting tram jams in Kiev? Okay, it happened once, it was spectacular, these photos are now on every Russian and Ukranian website, SO??

  3. Debora says:

    Relax, people! You’re too stressed out! Dang!

  4. Debora says:

    (I mean the ones who were complaining about the Ukraine thing…)

  5. dRE says:

    AB: You don’t get it – this website critisizes every country that is being friendly with Russia. Since your current prime-minister is pro-Russian, you’ll be getting more posts like this one. Doesn’t matter what the domain name is, since the admins are Finnish anyway.

  6. Graham Bell says:

    If you can pick up Australian TV on Tuesday evening, ABC TV’s overseas current affairs program “Foreign Correspondent” will deal with Moscow’s traffic-jams. The pre-broadcast advertisements didn’t mention Kiev – perhaps that will be on next week’s program. :-)

  7. Urgat says:

    LR i thought you’ll say that evil Putin sent his KGB agents in Ukraine to cut of energy that’s why tram traffic was paralyzed. :)))

  8. Elias Kalinovski says:

    I see no problem to show facts of other countries in EnglishRussia. If there is one day that “nothing cool happens in 1/6 of the Earth surface”, let’s show things about other countries – what’s the problem? There are many posts about Kazakhstan and I nobody said that “this is not EnglishKazakhstan.com.

  9. Peter U. says:

    Funny that nobody addresses the most likely reason for this line-up: When a tram hits a car (in the former Soviet Union), even the smallest scratch means there has to be a full police report. Thus one has to wait for police to arrive and for both drivers to give a full statement. This can easily take 20-30 minutes, and when some lines have a 2-minute interval, it doesent take long for a “pile-up” to occur. This is a nice piece of left over Soviet legal stuff, something that probably worked fine when cars were few and belonged to Party bosses…
    In Oslo, Norway, when we have a small incident, we merely exchange data (car number/licence number and driver´s names). Then the tram drives away, and the tram driver will file a report later. And the rest is up to the insurance companies. Only in the case of injury to persons (bodily harm) do the police get involved.

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