On September 27, two postage stamps dedicated to modern tramcars were put into postal circulation in the Municipal Transport of Russia series


A tramcar is a rail vehicle that travels on tramlines in public city streets, some of which have sections with dedicated bus lanes.

Today, there are several companies in Russia engaged in the production of tramcars: the Ust-Katav Car-Building Plant (UKVZ), PC Transport Systems, and the Ural Plant of Transport Machine Building (Uraltransmash).

The Ust-Katav Car-Building Plant is one of the oldest plants in Russia, focused on the production of tramcars. Its tramcars are in service practically in every Russian city with tram service. 71-628M is a single-section four-axle tramcar with a completely low floor level and multiple unit system traffic capability.

The tram cars that the Uraltransmash plant has been manufacturing for 20 years are duly appreciated by passengers and the electric transport staff in different Russian cities. A tramcar of model 71-418 is a three-section fully low-floor car, completely equipped with assemblies of Russian production. The car is equipped with systems of navigation, information and video surveillance with a video recording function.

The tramcar system of the Taganrog public transport was opened in 1932. The first tramcar line was 12 km long and connected the city center with the industrial district, the Baltic and aircraft plants. In 2022, the Taganrog tramcar will be 90 years old. By its anniversary, the city will receive an updated tramcar system and modern rolling stock.

Tramcar traffic in Yekaterinburg was opened on November 7, 1929.

The first streetcar route ran from Tsyganskaya Square (presently, the territory of the Southern Bay) to the railway station. The Yekaterinburg tramway service has 17 terminal stations, 3 tramway bays, a developed route network (31 routes), and 455 passenger cars in operation.

The postage stamps provide images of modern models of tramcars against the background of city sights: a tramcar of model 71-628M (JSC Ust-Katav Car-Building Plant) in Taganrog and a tramcar of model 71-418 (JSC Uraltransmash) in Yekaterinburg.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Yekaterinburg, 
St. Petersburg and Taganrog of the Rostov Region, and two maxi-cards.

Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 18 rubles.
Stamp size: 34×24 mm, sheet size: 110×150 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 104 thousand each stamp (13 thousand each sheet).

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