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“Hire a tram”
Review of Kolkata Trams

Kolkata Trams
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Owner description: With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC and Non AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket costs includes snacks. A lot is often heard about Kolkata's dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the commuters' woes. There have even been talks of doing away with old tram cars for good and redesign the city's traffic network. However, trams are still plying in Kolkata and measures are being taken to resuscitate the 133-year-old Calcutta Tramways Company. Take a ride in one of these AC or Non AC trams early morning this week and get a taste of old Kolkata's magical heritage. Call or email Trips & Tours to book your seats. You can book the whole tram if you wish.
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“Hire a tram”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Our group had our own electric tram ride through the streets of Kolkata. It was superb, straight out of the 1950s in East Ham High Street. Many of the trams date back to the early 1900s as the service was introduced in 1905. The fleet comprises 320 of them. The driver rings a bell continuously adding to the cacophony of the strets and he has to stop the tram and alight it to change the points manually. Watching the Ambassador cabs, animals and people jostle in the streets of Kolkata with specialist markets on the pavements is a great experience.

Visited December 2012
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“Good for timepass”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Never take a tram if you are in hurry. This is very good for time pass. Airy, Comfortable, Low fare.. But always remember very slow.
This is an identification of Kolkata. Particularly Old heritage Calcutta.

Visited January 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Quaint. An experience”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Remember when I was young, seriously getting up on these. Reflects the (once) slow moving life of Kolkata. Its like a slow moving toy train.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Rambling along Kolkata streets”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Tramlines of Kolkata are still active in many places of Kolkata city and they are as crowded as any other mode of transport here. They move pretty slowly as they are not run on dedicated lines but on the same roads as the other traffic hence they move really slowly.

Visited December 2012
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“noval”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Very nostalgic from a time long ago.
A bit past there sell by date.
Very old & rick-atty but a pleasant way to travel if quite slow.
Cost R5 each.
If you did not go on them i don't think you would have missed out on anything to get excited about.

Visited December 2012
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