History

  • 2016.
  • 2001-2016

    20th February 2003 - as a result of merging bus depots Imanta and Tālava, SIA Rīgas satiksme is established

    • Low-floor trolleybuses Škoda 27Tr and buses Solaris Urbino 18 E6 are introdeced into service
    • Low-floor trams Škoda 15T and Škoda 15T 1 are introduced into service
    • Only electronic payments are effective in Riga public transport
    • A united public transport company, RP SIA Rīgas satiksme, is established, including SIA Rīgas satiksme, SIA Tramvaju un trolejbusu pārvalde, SIA Rīgas autostāvvietas, SIA Rīgas domes autobāze

     

     

  • 2002
  • 1981-2000

    1998 – T3 trams renovation programme is launched

    • Riga bus depots receive new Mercedes Benz buses
    • The new tram route No. 4 to Imanta is opened
    • On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Riga tram TTP workshops built Retro tram 
  • 1980
  • 1961-1980

    1974 - TTP receives first Czechoslovak-made Tatra T3 tram cars

    • TTP receives from Czechoslovakia the first three-door trolleybuses Škoda TRH

    • Trolleybus depot No. 2 in Pārdaugava, at Jelgavas Street 37, is put into operation 
    • Trolleybus traffic in Suvorova (now Marijas) Street starts 
  • 1960
  • 1941-1960

    1947 – trolleybus traffic is opened in Riga

    • Czechoslovak-made trolleybuses Skoda 8Tr are put into service
    • The building of loops at the terminals of all tram lines is finished
    • The trolleybus depot in Ganību dambis 32 is opened
    • The Central workshops of the RTCT build the tram cars of their own design

     

  • 1940
  • 1921-1940

    1924 - regular transportation of passengers by buses on several routes in Riga starts

    • Riga City Transport Board takes over bus lines
    • The concession contract of the joint stock company of Riga street railways expires and the city authorities take over the Riga street railways company

     

  • 1920
  • 1901- 1920

    11th July 1901 – traffic of electric trams is opened in Alexander Street (now Brīvības Street)

    • The first regular transportation of passengers by buses starts 
    • The traffic of electric trams is opened across Pontoon bridge to Pārdaugava
    • The joint stock company of Riga street railways puts into service the electric station in Miķeļa Street
  • 1900
  • 1852-1900

    23rd August 1882 – the first three horse-drawn tram lines are opened in Riga

    • A concession contract on the building and operation of electric tram lines in Riga is signed
    • Riga municipality starts the transportation of passengers across the Daugava
    • The first horse-drawn omnibus starts running
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