Sarajevo, the capital city and largest urban center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the first city in Europe to have a full-time (from dawn to dusk) operational electric tram line, introduced shortly after the city became part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Since then, the trams have been important in the development and expansion of the city.
Many trams were badly damaged in the recent conflict in the mid 1990s – these are once again operational though the marks on the vehicles are plainly evident. Part of the original rolling stock was destroyed during the war, they were replaced with cars from other cities of Europe.
In recent years, the authorities have upgraded to more modern vehicles to expand the fleet.