Gallery 5

Minaeva Ul. - Pushkareva - UAZ - Veschevoy Rynok

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5-01a. Minaeva Ul. near Universitet (the University).
LM-93 1221. Training duty, westbound.
A rare outing of one of two St. Petersburg-built cars.
(31 Aug 1997, Aare Olander)
5-01b. Minaeva Ul. near Universitet (the University).
Tatra T-3 1163. Line 17-right (looping counterclockwise), Damba-bound.
Line 17 was initially established as a rush-hour-only service, in which status it was noted operating during both 2002 and 2003 visits. By 2006 it evolved into a daily day-time service (i.e. no eve service) due to changes in the city economy and, consecutively, changes in passenger travel patterns. Line 17 passes near the central market, so it was now officially designated as a 'market' service. The headway on this line was somewhat long, making it the scarcest service in the city. In this photo, 1163 is caught passing in-front of the city's University.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-01c. Minaeva Ul. near Universitet (the University).
Tatra T-3M 2196. Line 9, Damba-bound.
By 2006 all 2-car trains serving counter-circular Lines 9 and 10 were found uncoupled, the headway was reduced two-fold. The main bridge over the Sviyaga River is in the background.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-01d. Minaeva Ul., the Universitet stop.
Tatra T-3 2171, ex-Moscow. Line 10, outbound.
The filthy reality of the end of the winter does not do justice to this tramway station at the University, built to 50% of light rail standards. The given percentage reflects the fact, that only eastbound stop is equipped with the shelter and the underpass. Westbound passengers still have to walk over tracks to reach these amenities. The "U" on top of the shelter does not stand for U-bahn, but rather for "University".
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-02a. The Pushkareva loop.
Tatra T-3 1229, ex-Moscow. Line 15, Park Pobedy-bound.
Line 15 was served with 2-car sets prior to 2003, when all trains were uncoupled into single units. The low-voltage cable connection port on the roof of this car hints that 1229 used to be the second car in a 2-car consist.
(20 Sep 2003, YM)
5-02b. The Pushkareva loop.
Tatra T-3M 2216+2217. Line 6.
These two cars are the newest among Tatra T-3M cars, delivered in 1991, after which deliveries of Czechoslovakian Tatra trams ceased.
(20 Sep 2003, YM)
5-02c. The Pushkareva loop is the famous-most tram infrastructure installation in Ulyanovsk. Built at the convergence point of 4 tram lines, it allows through movements in all directions. Due to capacity constraints, however, the loop also defines the maximum number of cars assigned to lines that have to pass through here. In 2006 as many as 8 lines passed through the loop.
(2003, "Ulyanovskelektrotrans")
5-03. Moskovkoe Shosse between Pushkareva Ul. / Tereshkovoy Ul.
Tatra T-3 1185. Line 2, UKSM-bound.
This car commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ulyanovsk tramways. It also proclaims that the beloved city deserves the ecologically clean transportation.
(20 Sep 2003, YM)
5-04. Moskovkoe Shosse at UAZ, the Avtozavod stop.
Tatra T-3M 2202+2203. Line 2, UKSM-bound.
The stop at the major car manufacturing factory UAZ, the Ulyanovsk's principal industrial plant. During the 2003 visit the city's main Line 2, traditionally served with 2-car trains, was actually served with a mix of trains and single cars, with no visible headway differentiation. Thus, such arrangement constituted a reduction in service.
(20 Sep 2003, YM)
5-05. Moskovkoe Shosse / Avtozavodskaya Ul.
Tatra T-3 2167+2168. Line 6, Konditerskaya Fabrika-bound.
Note the low-voltage cable port on the roof of the leading car, hinting that 2167 used to be the second car in a 2-car consist. Unsystematic coupling and uncoupling of cars seems to be a common practice in Ulyanovsk.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-06. Moskovkoe Shosse, approaching the Stroytekhservice stop.
Tatra T-3 2056+X. Line 6, Konditerskaya Fabrika-bound.
2056 is the oldest car pictured in this report, delivered in 1973. The tramway-only viaduct in this photo delivers trams into the sizeable industrial area west of the city. Due to changes in city economy, this area now attracts less passengers than it used to be. In 2002 Line 6 was the only adequate service provided in the area, somewhat aided by part-time flea-market-oriented Line 18. By 2006 the new Line 7 was introduced, which mimicked Line 6, but did not enter the industrial area. This way, the industrial park in question has experienced a drastic service reduction.
(08 Jun 2002, YM)
5-07. Moskovkoe Shosse / Promyshlennaya Ul., at the Depot 2.
Tatra T-3M 2198. Line 10, depot run.
Joining the line of cars prior to depot entry processing.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-08. Moskovkoe Shosse between the Depot 2 and the DSK stop.
Tatra T-3 2169, Veschevoy Rynok-bound. A regular service tram used for training purposes.
In 2006 the Veschevoy Rynok (the flea market) line was served with Lines 5, 18, 19 operating during the market hours, on Wed., Fri., Sat. and Sun only. In addition, Line 5 provided some scarce rush-hour-only service to a few neighboring factories.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-09. Moskovkoe Shosse between the DSK stop and the Myasokombinat stop.
Tatra T-3 2169, city-bound.
Due to absence of regular service trams on this given Monday, a training car was drafted to showcase the line.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-10a. The Veschevoy Rynok Terminal.
Tatra T-3 2169.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)
5-10b The Veschevoy Rynok loop.
Tatra T-3 2169.
In-front of the giant flea market.
(20 Mar 2006, YM)

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© 2002 Author: Yury Maller
Content: Yury Maller
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