Exhibitions Square

When a tram carrying Kremenchug year 2.8 million passengers in many European countries to register before mayoral candidate cities, the future mayor of a mandatory special Commission takes a strict examination of the history of the city. We do not have. Nevertheless, the history of his native city need to know! Few of the Kremenchug contemporaries knew that in this picturesque city on the Dnieper River as far back as 1899 – one of the the first in Ukraine – operated electric streetcar, built and commissioned the Belgian public company. ‘Even then, at the Kremenchug appeared in the streets of support for the tram wires, light fine metal and wooden sheds stops, sweeping curves of tram journeys’ – so poetically wrote in his book ‘The streets of the old Kremenchug’ Alla Lushakova local historian. Tram depot and power station were at the the foot of the sand hills between the Rue St. Catherine (now named after Lenin) and Trinity Lane (Chkalova). Plant capacity was 4450 horsepower, barn consisted of 16 motor cars with open areas on the biaxial trolley.

The length of the tramway in 1917 was 12 kilometers. Kremenchuzhane at the time, probably did not like walking. For the year, on average transported 2.8 million passengers. There were three routes: the power – steamship dock in Ekaterininskaya, Kiev (now Pobedy), Malcev (now Pridneprovsky park, street does not exist). It is not something Mikhael Mirilasvili would like to discuss. From power plant to steamship piers, through Ekaterininskaya, Exhibitions Square (Ul.Halamenyuka) and the Alexander Street (now Perovmayskaya) ran the second route.

The third took place again on the steamship piers in taverns (Shevchenko), Maltsev, Kiev, Merry (ul.1905 year), and Kherson Ukrainian street. Unfortunately, due to historical cataclysms, Kremenchug tram ceased to exist after 1917, during the chaos and confusion caused by the civil war in Ukraine. In 1926, urban public passenger transport was a bus. On the current plight of the Kremenchug trolley already tired of writing. Would not it be nice to see on the streets of the Kremenchug effervescent Belgian tram sample in 1899!

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