Riga is the capital of Latvia and is the largest metropolitan area in the Baltic region, with around 700,000 inhabitants. The city has a comparatively large tram network with a system length of about 100 kilometres. The railways run on Russian broad-gauge tracks (1,524 mm). Apart from the modern Škoda low-floor cars, all vehicles still have trolley poles instead of pantographs. The headways are quite different: while e.g. the line 6 runs approx. every 5 minutes (peak), on other lines, waiting times of 20-30 minutes are not a rarity.
The operator of Riga's urban transport is called → Rīgas satiksme