9 cities with tram system for visitors
Not as popular as the subway but tramway is still the main public transport in many cities around the world.
Toronto (Canada): 501 Queen is the longest tram line in Canada, with a total length of 24.8 km, starting at Lakeshore Boulevard and ending at The Beaches area. As of June 24, the tram line is divided into two sections, intersecting at Humber Loop, traveling west from Neville Park and east from Long Branch. Do not forget to book the 501 Streetcar Food Tour to enjoy 5 delicacies at five locations along this tram line. Photo: Secondarywaltz.
New Orleans: If you travel in the largest city of Louisiana, you will experience the tramway St.Charles, started rolling on the rails from 1835. The tram line reaches 21.2 km in length and operates nonstop 24 hours a day. You can take the tram line to the French square for dining in the prestigious restaurants and bars and watch street art performances, especially at night. Photo: Tripsavvy.com.
San Francisco (USA): From Castro, tram line F runs across downtown. The last stop is at Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way, visitors have the opportunity to see many modern and classic areas interwoven. The price is $ 2.25. If you pay by cash, travelers must prepare the right amount. As a rule, the driver will not give back excess money. Do not forget to stop at First Street for lunch at Sam’s Grill. This place is famous for fish dishes and Sourdough bread. Photo: Telstar Logistics.
Budapest (Hungary): Tram Line number 2 service on the banks of the Pest, runs along the beautiful Danube river and has been in operation since 1911. Guests can admire the panoramic view of the massive Parliament Building on the banks of the Buda River or across places well known as Rakoczi Bridge, Margaret Bridge and the last stop are Kozvagohid. If you are a cheese lover, head down to the station near the Great Market Hall. This is the largest indoor market in Budapest. Photo: Gestalt Conference Budapest 2019.
Berlin (Germany): With the route from S Kopenick S-Bahn to the village of Alt-Schmockwitz, Tram line 68 goes around the lake of Langer See. This is the longest lake in Berlin, with airy spaces suitable for people who bored with the busy life in the center. Besides, you can take tram number 68 and stop at Zum Seeblick station. Then take the 21st ferry to the campground Krampenburg in the middle of the jungle to enjoy the fresh air. Photo: Leif Jorgensen.
Amsterdam (Netherland): Possesses two distinctive blue and white colors, tram number 2 runs from central station to Hoofddorpplein. For only 7.5 euros a day, you will be comfortable using this tram to visit the famous tourist attractions along the way, including the Royal Palace, the Vondelpark, the Rijksmuseum museum, Stedelijk museum, Van Gogh museum. Especially, you will have the opportunity to see many kinds of blooming flowers such as tulip, narcissus … at the only floating flower market in the world called Bloemenmarkt. Photo: Virgin Vacations Travel Guide.
Lisbon (Portugal): The tram line 28 was officially put into service in the 1930s and ran from the east to the west of the capital. This tram line connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique and crosses famous tourist destinations such as Alfama, Baixa and Estrela. To discover the Portuguese life, you can stop at the Graca station, drink a cup of coffee at the street side bar or visit a local shop. Photo: Rui Reino Baptista.
Melbourne (Australia): Thanks to ideal location, connecting three of Melbourne’s most vibrant areas (Bohemian Quarter, Central Business District and St.Kilda beach|), bus number 96 becomes the busiest, serving nearly 40,000 visitors per day. The tram line has been in operation since 1956, and expanded to St. Kidla in 1987. If you want to prepare a meal yourself, you can stop at South Melbourne Market Station and buy the freshest ingredients at the famous market place here. Photo: Time Out.
Hong Kong (Hong Kong): Hong Kong‘s tramway was introduced in 1904 and is the only double decker tram system in the world. The longest journey takes 80 minutes, departing from Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town. This tram route takes visitors through places like the West town, the Happy Valley … You can also stop at the Yee Woo Station and walk to the shopping center in Causeway Bay to visit the famous commercial center Sogo. Photo: Financial Times.