Around the World in Trams: Potsdam 409

Passport packed and we’re off around the world again! As we resume our look at trams from outside of the British Isles we stop off for the next few weeks in Potsdam, Germany where trams having been operating since 1880.

Potsdam, a city in its own right, is just beyond the south-western fringes of Berlin and has a fairly extensive tram network of just under 29kms long with 127 stops served. Operated by ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmBH there is a fleet of 53 trams consisting of three different types.

In the below photo we see no. 409 on route 96 to Marie-Juchacz-Strasse at Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. This tram is one of 17 Siemens Combino trams delivered to Potsdam, with 409 being one of eight seven section vehicles (there are also eight five section trams and a prototype four section car). The photo was taken on 28th June 2019.

Photograph by Donald Brooks

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