The Comdig Urban Exploration Group found an abandoned tram depot in Dzerzhinsk, Russia. These stunning photos of rusty tram and forgotten depot highlighted the state of decay in Russia’s infrastructure.
The Comdig Group traveled and explored that abandoned location and prepared 30+ incredible photos. Thanks to these urban explorers from the Comdig, who visited the location after it was closed, you can still get a feel for this remarkable place.
The History of Tram System in Dzerzhinsk
Dzerzhinsk tram was a closed system of urban tram passenger transport in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region. It began its work on November 7, 1933. On November 7, 2015, the Dzerzhinsky tram celebrated 82 years of operation.
The tram system has undergone a very large cut since 2006. More than half of the lines have been closed and dismantled. Traffic closed on December 18, 2015.
The decline of Tram System in Dzerzhinsk
In 2001, Dzerzhinsk tram depot No. 1 serving routes to the industrial zone was reorganized, and in fact — liquidated. Some of the cars were written off, some were transferred to tram depot No. 2. Some of the depot premises were leased, some were unused and abandoned.
In the spring of 2006, the suspension of tram traffic from Lgumnovo area to the Eastern part of the city was announced and by the end of 2006, both tram tracks were dismantled.
In the spring of 2007 tram traffic along the line to the industrial zone was stopped.
In the summer of 2007, plans were announced to replace tram route No. 3 with a trolleybus one; for this, pillars were replaced along the entire tram route and a trolleybus contact network was added.
It was announced that if the experiment is successful, the tram in Dzerzhinsk will be completely replaced by a trolleybus. In 2008, tram route No. 3 was replaced by a trolleybus line.
December 10, 2015 — the City Administration issued a Resolution on the closure of tram traffic in the city as soon as possible (the terms themselves, however, were not indicated).
December 18, 2015 — tram traffic is completely stopped. The last carriage according to the schedule entered the depot at 11:17 pm on December 17, 2015 (route No. 4, train 202, carriage 052). The carriages, track, contact network, and other infrastructure are mothballed.
September 2016 — the dismantling of tram rails in the city began. Dismantled sections of the line on the following streets: Krasnoarmeyskaya, Sverdlov Ave., Lenin Ave.
As for April 2018 — the rails in the Dzerzhinsk tram depot were completely removed, all the remaining service cars and carriage No. 085 were taken off and cut for scrap. A type X carriage remained in the depot.
Inside abandoned Tram Depot
Abandoned Tram Depot in Dzerzhinsk
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Coordinates: 56.24312567072018, 43.51381508157353