Around the World in Trams: Kagoshima 602

Today we feature a photo from Japan as we continue our look at trams from outside of the British Isles.

Trams first ran in the Japanese city of Kagoshima in 1912 and the system has been operated by the Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau since 1928 (in addition to the local bus system). The Kagoshima City Tram is said to be one of the only tram lines in Japan that makes a profit and has two routes operating as four lines.

In this photo we see no. 602 pulling away from the stop on Tahamibishi with a route 2 service on 26th March 1999.

Photograph by Tony Sullivan

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