The Second World War

And yet the tram almost immediately fell in love with the people of Berlin so that became the most popular vehicles. Soon, the tram lines are all over Berlin, and eventually a tram appeared in other German cities – Bonn, Hanover and Frankfurt. In Germany, the era of the tram in the cities ended. The Second World War. Allied bombing destroyed most of the tram tracks in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden, and money for their restoration in severe post-war years, alas, was not.

In addition, road transport at that time was much more economical, and bus routes could be laid almost immediately, because the buses do not need rails. However, some Berlin tram lines and tram routes in several other cities continued to exist. In East Berlin and went to Czech-made streetcars, such as trams were delivered in the barn Kiev, and Donetsk. Standard passenger car German tram from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 50's has remained virtually unchanged: two lacquered wooden benches along the carriage, the place Carman, separated glass partition and one, the rear, the passenger door. Management tram carried a wooden wheel with a diameter of half the modern automobile steering. The doors opened and closed manually, and the signals submitted by the bell, located on the outer side of the car from which the cabin Carman led a simple silk cord. In 50-60 years the passenger compartment German tram is more convenient. Airliners bench, though still made of wood, have become more comfortable and established series.

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