Łódź – Poland’s third-largest city and capital of the Łódzkie region – was the first city to have electric trams in the country.
There were never horse-drawn trams in Łódź, although, in the 19th century, the city had plans to establish a public transportation system based on them. The first electric tram track was opened here in 1898. In 1929, 17 lines of the total length of 46 km (28 mi) carried an average of 238,000 passengers a day.
Today, the Łódź tram system is made up of 22 lines that operate across a narrow gauge network (1 m/ 3 ft), with 230 stops and measuring over 124 km (77 mi) in track length.
Panning to travel to Poland soon? Here are some pictures of Łódź trams and streets from my walks through the city.
The longest of lines, and in fact the longest tram line of all of Poland, is number 46, which has a length of 38 km (24 mi). Annually, the tram network has nearly 150 million passengers.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of Łódź trams and streets! Please share this post with your friends on your social media. Here are a few more interesting posts with photos that I recommend you read next:
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Have you been to Łódź? Do you like trams as a means of transportation? Feel free to post a comment below.