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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #101
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Nice pics, had fun in this metro as well a couple of years ago...also, if I recall, Lausanne is the world's smallest city with a metro system.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #102
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So, we're arriving at Bessières station, which is situated right under the old Bessières brigde. I was astonished by how they've matched ancient architecture to advanced modern technologies.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431765/

That's how the frontal part of the train looks like. No drivers.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431766/

As the trains are fully automatically operated, you can approach the windscreen and see what happens at the front.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431767/

Here we are approaching Bessières station, which is right after the bridge.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431768/


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431769/


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431770/

To be continued.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:54 PM   #103
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This is the current public transport map,

Geographic: TL
Schematic: TL

The two wide pink lines are the current subway lines (although for the most part m1 line runs on the surface)

There is also a plan to convert the LEB line (the suburban train line running north, it's a wide black line running north in the geographic version) into an almost metro-like system by increasing frequencies, but some administrative stuff had delayed the start of the works.

I'll try to take some pictures too!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:32 PM   #104
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There are also very advanced plans to start building a new tramway line from the city centre to Renens (to be extended to Villars-Sainte-Croix) as well as three high-capacity bus lines (first ones in Switzerland), a third full metro line and u/c there's a new railway line being added between Lausanne station and Renens to allow for higher frequencies and a new train station in Malley, in between these two stations, where a large-scale urban development is taking place.

This is how the new infrastructures will add to the city:

Wide Black lines: existing subways
Single black line: the existing CFF railway lines, with Malley station in the middle between Lausanne and Renens
Green line: tram
Blue lines: high capacity buses
Red line: the LEB railway line being converted to semi-metro
Yellow line: the third metro line

The orange line was the tram line alternative to building the new third subway line.



You can check some information in: (only in french)

Official "axes forts" website
Third subway line thread in skyscrapercity
Malley development area thread in skyscrapercity
Tram line thread in skyscrapercity
Reorganisation of suburban trains, construction of new lines and stations thread in skypscrapercity

Overall, there are A LOT of things going on in the city, especially given its relatively small size, and not just on the infrastructure level but also on general urban developments.

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Old November 1st, 2011, 05:52 PM   #105
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Hm, I wonder if the trams can really work properly considering that level difference in Lausanne is so neat. I guess, "Materiel sur Pneu" was chosen as a means to ensure right work of the metro as "Materiel Fer" (due to low friction).
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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:38 PM   #106
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The T1 line will not be steep, and tramways can handle 100 ‰ ramps (the M2 reaches 120 ‰).
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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:24 PM   #107
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@Vaud's post: wow, I'm impressed by how extensive the Lausanne Agglomeration's network will become. And for such a small urban area too.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #108
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Pont Bessières, lots of pictures taken from different angles. This combination of such a high-tech means of transport and ancient architecture appeals to me most of all.










































































To be continued.

By the way, why was the thread renamed? I called it Metro, not the whole system yet if you want I'll keep posting pics of busses and trolley-busses (which are funny here) as well.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #109
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Hm, I wonder if the trams can really work properly considering that level difference in Lausanne is so neat. I guess, "Materiel sur Pneu" was chosen as a means to ensure right work of the metro as "Materiel Fer" (due to low friction).
The gradients are indeed a major issue. Part of the M2 line (between Flon and the lake) used to be a rack railway, and a funicular before that, which is why the locals called it the "Ficelle".

That's what it looked like:
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Old November 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #110
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...By the way, why was the thread renamed? I called it Metro, not the whole system yet if you want I'll keep posting pics of busses and trolley-busses (which are funny here) as well.
Maybe coz Lausanne's Metro is so small?
Anyway it would be great to have here pics of buses and trolleybuses also
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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #111
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So a quick question - can someone identify the name of the street?

http://transphoto.ru/photo/318312/

There is a shamefull "to be corrected" instead of proper naming for more then 1,5 years...
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #112
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Wow, Lausanne Metro.

This is the first (and currently the only) metro rail system in all of Switzerland.....and my look at it, so clean and modern......and wow ALL STATION have the 'doors' (at least for line M2). Nice



Btw, can something like this be done in other areas of Switzerland?

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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #113
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The thing is, a subway line is much more expensive, but since Lausanne is built upon several hills and with a very considerable slope from the lake to the top of the city, building a tramline lake-mountain direction (South-North) isn't feasible unless the line is meant to be built along the slope (East-West, like the one to Renens I mentioned before) or by having a very winding and long path that wouldn't make sense time-wise for travellers, and even then a tyre-subway had to be built because normal trains wouldn't be able either to go uphill. None of the other major Swiss cities (Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern) have such hard geography, so I don't think any other city will build a full subway system in the country.

There was a project in Zurich back in the 70's or 80's but it was abandoned in favour of the tram after the citizens organized a referendum against it and in favour of the trams, however Zurich city does have a rapid-mass-transit system by using the train lines and the high number of stations distributed all along the city, mostly used by suburban network trains, but in Switzerland you can jump in any train you wish that stops between the stations you've bought the ticket for, even if say it's a german ICE, so frequencies are really high, on the order of a subway (3-4min) to go to the city centre.
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Zürich has a tram tunnel with three stops initially built for the planned metro: http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/ch/zh/zuerich.htm
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I've really enjoyed this snapshot of one of Europe's smaller metro systems. I hope there are more photo's to follow. Perhaps these would need to be posted on a new page, as this page now takes a long time to load.
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Maybe coz Lausanne's Metro is so small?
Anyway it would be great to have here pics of buses and trolleybuses also
Ok, I will.

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So a quick question - can someone identify the name of the street?

http://transphoto.ru/photo/318312/

There is a shamefull "to be corrected" instead of proper naming for more then 1,5 years...
It is extremely difficult as there's almost nothing that would help. I've got a lots of photos like this, too.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #117
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I've really enjoyed this snapshot of one of Europe's smaller metro systems. I hope there are more photo's to follow. Perhaps these would need to be posted on a new page, as this page now takes a long time to load.
I guess the number of post per page is set by default. So, upon completing let's say 50 posts there will start a new page.

So, be active in posting comments.
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Ours station entrance. Quite modern and sleek and stylish. I wish it was something of the genre here in Moscow, too.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/431801/

Vennes station:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436713/

Part of train interior:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436714/

Interior:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436715/

Direction Croisettes. A small CCTV camera is seen.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436716/

Regulations and code of conduct:


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436717/

However, this full automatic metro is not so accurate. Sometimes trains stop in the way that their doors are not right opposite to the platform doors.


http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/night-c...m/view/436718/

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Old November 24th, 2011, 01:44 PM   #119
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And there is even fewer of M1 line! Did you ride on that one too, Night City Dream?
There's some pictures of M1 in here: M1, as well as the LEB and M2.
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So a quick question - can someone identify the name of the street?

http://transphoto.ru/photo/318312/

There is a shamefull "to be corrected" instead of proper naming for more then 1,5 years...

This photo was taken a Lausanne, place Chauderon (looking west). The road signs point towards 'Pont Chauderon'.
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