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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #21
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First time browsing through this thread, and it looks like I will be following this very interesting collection from now on, especially my forte is with public transportation (part of Urban Studies). Expect a lot of comments and questions from me, and I would really like to share my ideas and thoughts on how to strengthen an already-wonderful and pleasant network of public transport in the great (even though struggling) continent of Europe.

Looking forward to your wonderful photos! and
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #24
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That's a great looking tram indeed! And I love the red color, which is perfect on this beauty. Do you have more pictures of this streetcar?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #25
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Clermont-Ferrand Translohr

Gosh just realized it is sort of trolleybus/tram - tram on pneumatic wheels cool stuff
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That's a great looking tram indeed! And I love the red color, which is perfect on this beauty. Do you have more pictures of this streetcar?
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Clermont-Ferrand: Tramway in full shape by Amsterdam RAIL, on Flickr

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Gosh just realized it is sort of trolleybus/tram - tram on pneumatic wheels cool stuff
and is actually way better than a regular tram because this one can be installed in hills
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That red streetcar (actually closer to dark red) looks fantastic! And what I find even more interesting is the railway: it seems like the rail guideways are pretty thin that I cannot see the actual switches until I take a closer look at it... Are the tracks really designed that way? It looks very clever to me!
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #28
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and is actually way better than a regular tram because this one can be installed in hills
Well it has pluses and minuses -it is cheaper and easier to build network and run it on hills but cost of running is higher than conventional tram it is rutting roadways, it is not separate from road traffic, slower and due to vibrations comfort is lower than in normal tram and due to shape of "single rail" it is pretty dangerous for cyclists. Anyway i love the designe of this wine beauty
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That red streetcar (actually closer to dark red) looks fantastic! And what I find even more interesting is the railway: it seems like the rail guideways are pretty thin that I cannot see the actual switches until I take a closer look at it... Are the tracks really designed that way? It looks very clever to me!
is actually only one track that's the difference between a Translohr and a regular tram and of course the wheels

Diagram of the central guide rail (green) and the vehicle's guide wheels (red), which grasp the rail perpendicular to each other, helping to avoid derailments.



Is more like a bus



Currently this system is used in:

CLermont-Ferrand (France)
Padoue (Italy)
Tianjin (China)
Venise – Mestre (Italy)
Shanghai (China)
Saint-Denis – Sarcelles (France)
Chβtillon-Viroflay (France)
Latina (Italy)
Medellin (Colombia)

http://www.newtl.com/en/tanslohr-cities/
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Well, thank you both for the information about this system.
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it is not separate from road traffic, slower and due to vibrations comfort is lower than in normal tram and due to shape of "single rail" it is pretty dangerous for cyclists. Anyway i love the designe of this wine beauty
I suppose you can seperate the track from other traffic, like any other tram.
The dangers for cyclists are obvious. Maybe that's one of the reasons it's not popular in north European countries with lots of cyclists.
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Busiest and longest tram in Europe. Tram line 4 and 6 operate the Grand Boulevard in Budapest.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #32
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Here are some of my 'oldies' from Budapest. Rather bad quality because taken with a vintage camera... ;

Tram @ Budapest:









Metro @ Budapest:












Trolley bus @ Budapest:







Funiculaire @ Budapest:

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Cog Railway @ Budapest:



Children's railway Budapest:



Some trains in and around Budapest:











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Old March 8th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #35
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Budapest River ride bus
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So many wonderful transit photos from Budapest indeed, and I truly love the multi-articulated yellow tram I see in some pics. Surely, Budapest has invested a lot in making their public transportation network efficient, reliable, and accessible to most of its nearby communities, and there are so many interesting images, from the children's railway to the funicular to even the river bus. Love them all, and keep them coming!
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I think Budapest is a must for public transport lovers. It's got an excellent trolley/metro/tramnetwork with one of the oldest metro lines in Europe and it's got several great transport museums. Or take the commuter train to nearby Szentendre to visit the excellent urban transport museum:






















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but they look outdated do budapest have modern trams?
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Of course, it's a museum. Nowadays service is done by modern low floor Combino-PLus (Siemens), older Ganz KCSV7 and Tatra T5C5 trams.
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The older tram (below) looks quirky and fun to ride since it's narrower and more traditional to me. However, the newer tram (above) provides more comfort and space that allows me to stretch myself during the ride. But I love the gold color painted on both of them!
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