3 Tram Accidents In the USSR

Tram Accidents In the USSR

Posted on January 25, 2013 by team

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.

Leningrad 1927.

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.


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3 Responses to “Tram Accidents In the USSR”

  1. petrohof says:

    always sit near a door and be ready to jump

  2. Javier says:


    Accidents between 1917 and 1991 -> USSR
    Accidents before 1917 and after 1991 -> Russia


    • OLUT says:

      The title doesn’t exclude Russia; it doesn’t say “Tram Accidents in ONLY the USSR.” So it could mean the USSR, but have bonus things, too. (Not that a tram accident is a bonus.)

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