The Riga tram network forms part of the urban transportation system in Riga, the capital and largest city of Latvia. It is operated by the Rīgas Satiksme.
Trams in Riga made their first appearance in 1882, and have been in operation in the city longer than any other mode of public transportation. Today, the Riga tram network comprises 8 lines and is 182 kilometers (114 miles) long with 231 stops. Annually, it has nearly 33 million passengers. Line 11 travels between the center of Riga and Mežaparks, a district of picturesque Art Nouveau villas standing amidst the lakeside forest.
Are you planning to visit the capital of Latvia? Here are some pictures of the trams and streets of Riga taken by me.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of Riga’s trams and streets! Please share this post with your friends on your social media. Here are a few more informative and interesting articles that I recommend you read next:
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Have you been to the capital of Latvia? Have you ever just sat on one of the trams in Riga and rode it from the beginning until the end? Do you like trams as a means of transportation? Feel free to post a comment below.