The Venice Tramway is a Translohr tram system operating mainly in Mestre, the most populated borough of the comune of Venice, northern Italy. The system employs rubber-tired trainsets with a central guide rail.
The first trams appear on the streets of Mestre in 1905. After the building of the road bridge Ponte della Libertà (1933) between the city and Venice, the tram system was abandoned. In 2010, they returned to Mestre. Today, the tram system consists of two lines (T1 and T2) connecting Mestre with the historic city center of Venice across the bridge and with towns on the mainland for a total length of about 20 km (12.4 mi).
Planning to travel to Venice? Here are some pictures of Mestre trams and streets from my walks through the city.
The color of the trams is Venetian red (#c80815) and was chosen through a population survey carried out in 2004.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of Mestre’s 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 Mestre? Do you like trams as a means of transportation? Feel free to post a comment below.