Around the World in Trams: Hiroshima 3908

Today our world tour lands in Japan with an image taken on the Hiroshima Electric Railway more commonly known as Hiroden.

This system is the longest tram network in Japan with the first lines opening on 18th June 1910. Today there are six inner-city lines with eight routes with a total distance of 19km. 271 trams are in the fleet and it is said to also be the busiest tram service in Japan.

As for the tram in the picture this is 3908 an articulated tram running a service on route 2 to Hiroshima Station (as the bi-lingual destination blind makes it nice and clear!). The tram was captured on camera on 24th March 2017 at Tockaichi Machi.

Photograph by Ian Buck

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