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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #641
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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #642
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When is this scheduled to open? BTW fantastic achievement for Bangalore and India! Beautiful stations!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #643
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Pic of airport express (orange line) near u/c Terminal T3 of IGI airport

Airport station of airport express. On the right side of the wall is the airport station and the floor you see on the left of it is actually the ceiling for the tunnels below it. It will be covered till surface soon.





Another pic of this "ceiling"

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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #644
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Airport express pics from Delhi-Gurgaon expressway

















See the tracks already laid in this part

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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #645
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Vintage Kolkata trams glam up to make a comeback

The slow-paced but environment-friendly trams, which often fill the air with electric sparks as they trundle down their tracks, have been plying Kolkata since 1873, but over the years they have been adandoned in favour of faster transport, and their tracks have been pulled out to make way for more vehicles.

The oldest tramcar in Kolkata is 70 years old while the last a new car was purchased was 30 years ago.
The tramway of Kolkata was started as a horse tram in 1873, but it closed after some month. Actual horse tram started running in 1880, then converted to steam tram in 1882, and then finally to electric tram in 1902. Electric tram also changed gauge from meter gauge to standard gauge.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #646
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Let’s know about the rolling stock types –
The 3rd photo from top is N TYPE STOCK, BUILT IN 1987 (snapped at Kyderpur Road)

The 9th photo from the 2nd map is R TYPE STOCK, BUILT IN 1982 (the bus lane on right side was a goods train line before 1935, snapped near Rajabazar depot)


L TYPE STOCK at Baliganj terminus


M TYPE STOCK at Belgachhia depot


S TYPE STOCK at Dharmatala terminus


TRAINING CAR


D TYPE STOCK (last ran in 1989, snapped at Rajabazar depot, foreside tracks are now closed)


C TYPE STOCK (first double coach tram, last ran in 1950, snapped at Rabindra Sarani)


Early experiment with LED route board (but short lived, snapped at Kyderpur Road)
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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:25 PM   #647
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Rajiv Chowk station (blue line and yellow line)

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Rajiv Chowk station (blue line)









Time to go deeper

Way to yellow line platforms (-2) from blue line platforms (-1)







Yellow line




Platform supervisor




Same platform

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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:27 PM   #648
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Pragati maidan station





Blue line over Raja garden flyover





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Old December 31st, 2009, 01:28 PM   #649
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Kashmere Gate station, Red and Yellow line

Kashmere Gate station is an interchange station - Red line has elevated station and yellow line has underground station.

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The outside facade of station building shows a mall (Parsvnath, I guess)










This is an entrance to yellow line (u/g) from road (There are other entrances to u/g line within the station as well from where people transfer from red to yellow and vice versa).

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Inderlok station, Red and Green line

Inderlok station is one of the few stations on the network which have huge mall within the station (or rather station is in a mall ). Others are Subhash place, Kashmere Gate, Azadpur, Akshardham etc.

Current Inderlok station is in Red line. Second inderlok station is under construction nearby which is the terminal station of Green line (Inderlok-Mundka). Green line will open within a few months.


On the left side is Red line station. It has Parsvanath mall. On right side is green line station u/c.





It's a newer pic of Inderlok station. More development has taken place.





Green line station is in background

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Karol Bagh station (blue line)

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:01 PM   #652
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Cool thread. Once there was a big tram network in Howrah too which is twin city of Kolkata. They had to remove it for various reason.
In Howrah, there were two routes, Bandhaghat in north & Shibpur in south. Both routes were started from Howrah Station. After completing the Rabindra Nath Setu (Howrah Bridge), routes for Kolkata side was also connected from Howrah station. The present Howrah Station CTC bus terminus was built in 1992 on the place of former Kolkata side’s tram terminus, & the present Kolkata side’s private & CSTC bus terminus was built in 1975 on the place of former Howrah side’s tram terminus. There were 3 tracks for Kolkata’s tram (one for north, one for south, another for reserve) and probably 2 tracks for Howrah’s tram (one for north, one for south). Two sides were also connected, but there was no passenger service (e.g. one couldn’t go directly from Shibpur to Kyderpur by tram; he/she must be change at Howrah Station).
The Bandhaghat route was laid via Moulana Azad Road (under Bankim Setu), Salkia, Ghasbagan Salkia Chourasta etc. There was a tram depot at Ghasbagan, which has converted to CTC bus depot now.
The Shibpur route was laid via Bankim Setu, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Howrah Maidan & Grand Trunk Road (south).
Bandhaghat route crossed the so called ‘PUNJAB LINE’- a branch of goods train line, at same level, only example in India.
Both routes were served by single coach trams. Later, Bandhaghat route was served by double coach D Class trams also. After closing, some single coach tram were converted to water supply cars for Kolkata, double coach cars were transferred to North Kolkata routes, where they ran until 1991.
Some tracks are still buried under the road. I’ve seen those tracks at old part of Bankim Setu, just in front of HMC head office etc. The name Shibpur tram terminus is still present, which is now served by some buses.
Reasons of closure –
1) Uncontrolled increasing of motor vehicles like bus, car, taxi, lorry etc., which causes traffic jam, and the whole guilt was put on the tram.
2) Uncontrolled increasing of multi storied building, which increased pressure of people & traffic on the narrow roads.
3) Anti-tram craze around the world, which has already closed then trams in Kanpur (1933), Chennai (1955), Delhi (1962) & Mumbai (1964).
4) So-called development of Howrah Station area!!

After closing those routes in 1971, the development of Howrah station were started. Bus terminus was spread, underpasses were built, and realignment of Howrah station tram terminus was built.
For more details, please search Wikipedia typing CTC.
Those tram routes were closed in 1971, and I was born in 1977, so I never rode those routes. It will be best to post more about those routes, and other closed routes like Nimtala, Bentinck Street, Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay Road, Sealdah Station etc. Anybody who rode those routes can easily share their idea. Contact me at [email protected]
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:00 PM   #653
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dont like these trams, they feel like death trap just by looking at them
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #654
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how come they arent falling off? some of them u cant even see through the window. I love trams though--wish they had revived it in pak
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #655
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and please dont take it as a negativity or a pakistani making comments here. i didnt know there were trams in india--yea kill my american knowledge
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Interesting if poorly kept system, thanks for sharing!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:44 AM   #657
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Work going on in Andheri

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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #658
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Alot of updates comming

Thanks to Nandan KS & Abhishek901 for finding these pics.

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Here are the January Updates of the Reach 4. The work on this stretch is very PROFESSIONAL kudos to NCC and L&T.

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Concrete being poured into one of the pillars on KR Road in front of National High School.





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Despite the construction thats going on in full swing , the roads all along this stretch are in very good condition, unlike the other Reaches of Metro.





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