Trams have been used in Russia for more than a century. And the history of this mode of transport had many tragic pages. We are going to show the most famous tram accidents the country has seen.
Accident of the very first Saratov electric tram. Local authorities were the passengers. The accident happened due to the technical malfunction. Nobody suffered seriously.
Smolenk. August 1910.
Another accident with an electric tram in the Russian Empire.
The tram was trying to come off the rails.
Train and tram collision in Leningrad. December 1st, 1930. This tragedy is still the largest accident involving a tram in St. Petersburg.
Eight people were seriously injured, eleven were slightly injured and twenty eight were killed.
Later, ten people were arrested including guards, a carman and a manager.
Perm, 1941. The freight tram crashes into the passenger one.
Kiev. March, 1961.