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Samarkand’s first tram line opens

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, inaugurated the initial phase of its first tram network on 15 April.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, inaugurated the initial phase of its first tram network on 15 April. Construction started just six months ago.

The 6.4km (four-mile) north-south line links the city’s main railway station with Sartepa Massivi in Sat Tepo, with services running 06.00-23.00.

The line will be worked by a fleet of Pragiomex VarioLF vehicles acquired from Tashkent.

With a total four-line, 34.8m (21.6-mile) network planned, the next phase is already underway on a 5km (3.1-mile) line from the main station to Siab Bazaar.