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Old June 1st, 2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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HAVANA | Public Transport

This thread is about public transport in Havana, Cuba. Transport consists of Suburban Railway and MetroBus. Map of Suburban Railway:





Havana Casablanca station:



Havana Central station:





Havana Cujae station:



Bejucal station:



Suburban train:



MetroBus map:



And bus itself - looks very unusual for me:



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Havana also planned 70-80s to build metro network, based on Russian metro networks. However, after fall of USSR and because of economic situation, city abandoned the plans
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Old June 1st, 2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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The lorry-mounted coaches haven't been around for years.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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The lorry-mounted coaches haven't been around for years.
Yes, you've right
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Old June 1st, 2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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Havana also planned 70-80s to build metro network, based on Russian metro networks. However, after fall of USSR and because of economic situation, city abandoned the plans
As you can see on the last pics, the "bus" shows a pictogram M1. If I remember correctly those special busses operated on lines called M1 to M3, which have been similar to those of the former soviet metro project. Does anyone have a map of the old soviet metro-project, showing the metro lines?
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Old June 1st, 2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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As you can see on the last pics, the "bus" shows a pictogram M1. If I remember correctly those special busses operated on lines called M1 to M3, which have been similar to those of the former soviet metro project. Does anyone have a map of the old soviet metro-project, showing the metro lines?
I think these were the M routes, taken from Lonely Planet:

M-1 Alamar-Vedado via Parque de la Fraternidad
M-2 Parque de la Fraternidad-Santiago de las Vegas
M-3 Alamar-Ciudad Deportiva
M-4 Parque de la Fraternidad-San Agustín via Marianao
M-5 Vedado-San Agustín
M-6 Calvario-Vedado (corner of Calles 21 and L)
M-7 Parque de la Fraternidad-Alberro via Cotorro

And the map:


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Old June 2nd, 2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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The lorry-mounted coaches haven't been around for years.
Right, these are the actual buses:



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Old June 2nd, 2014, 09:42 PM   #8
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Havana Casablanca station:

These trains were exported from Spain, from the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya built in 1945
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 10:17 PM   #9
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From the local Cuba thread: Here is a list of projected lines and stations of the planned Havana Metro system. They apparently had plans for up to 12 lines total.

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Línea 1. Estación Ferrocarriles-Parque Fraternidad-Terminal de Omnibus- Ciudad Deportiva-Boyeros-StgoVegas-Rincón

Línea 2. Avenida del Puerto-Estación Ferrocarriles-Cuatro Caminos-Luyanó-Lawton-Víbora-Sevillano-100 y Boyeros- Autopista-Mariano-Lisa-Punta Brava

Línea 3. Hospital Almejeiras-Neptuno-CarlosIII-Cuatro Caminos- La Lechera-Víbora-La Palma- Arroyo Naranjo - Calabazar-Jardin Botanico

Linea 4. Regla- Barrio Obrero- Cuatro Caminos-Plaza de la Revolucion-Paseo- Miramar- Marianao

Línea 5 (elevado). Hospital Almejeiras-Calle Línea-Puente Hierro-Miramar (31-7ma)- Monte Barreto-9na-Conie Island-5ta avenida-Flores-Jaimanitas-Sta Fe- Playa Baracoa

Línea 6 (elevado). Virgen del Camino- Vía Blanca- Alamar entrada-loma-zona1-ViaBlanca-MicroX-Bacuranao-Tarara-StaMaria-Boca Ciega-Playa Guanabo

Línea 7. Playa Flores- Siboney- Polo Cientifico- Hosp Militar-Ceguera-Colegio Belen-Jardines Tropical-Clinico 26-Calzada Cerro- Cuatro Caminos-Monte- Parque Fraternidad-Prado-Morro-Estadio Olimpico- Alamar entrada- Calle 160-Calle 3ª- Avenida 5ª- MicroX

Línea 8. 23 y 12-Nuevo Vedado- Ciudad deportiva-Lacret-Acosta-Vibora-La Palma-Mantilla-Calvario-Reparto electrico-Managua

Linea 9. Parque Martires-Infanta-Carlos III-Esquina de Tejas-Lechera- Calzada Luyano- Virgen del Camino- Calzada de San Miguel- Calzada Guines- Diezmero-San Francisco de Paula-Cotorro

Línea 10. Hospital Militar- Marianao- Cujae- Boyeros- Parque Lenin- Calvario-Cotorro-Guanabacoa(corral falso)-Regla

Línea 11. Sevillano- Los Pinos- Parque Lenin- Calabazar- Boyeros- Aeropuerto: Terminal 1 y2- Terminal 3- Terminal 3- Guatao

Línea 12. Circular: Coppelia- Calle 23- Calle 41- Ceguera- Lido- Calle 100- Autopista- 100 y Boyeros- Sevillano- Santa Catalina- Via Blanca- Lechera- Concha-Barrio Obrero- Carretera vieja- Gbcoa centro- Rpto Chivas- Casablanca- Avenida del Puerto- Prado- San Lazaro- Universidad- Coppelia
Personally, I have always wanted to share this info at the international forums when I first saw it.
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From the local Cuba thread: Here is a list of projected lines and stations of the planned Havana Metro system. They apparently had plans for up to 12 lines total.
Looks very much for a city of that size. Anyway La Habana at least had a big tram system. One of the lines was partly elevated near to the harbour.

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Old May 26th, 2015, 06:10 PM   #11
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I just recently visited Havana so thought that it would be a good time to update this thread with some pictures of buses currently running in the city. All photos are taken by me.

There are many old school buses used, most of them from Canada



Yutong tour bus



Giron



Pegaso



Yutong



Yutong shared taxi



Yutong tourist bus



Just another Yutong...



MAZ from Belarus



Two more Girons, many of them have Hino or DAF badges



Daewoo



Busscar



Cuba is a Yutong heaven, there are thousands of them



?????



This was a nice surprise for me, old Ajokki from Finland



Iveco



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Nice photos, thanks
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Great pictures of this system, with second hand buses for some of them. THANKS !!

The ???? is most likely a FIAT, but I don't know the model number and coach builder.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 05:01 AM   #14
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Any proposals for a Tram System?
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From the local Cuba thread: Here is a list of projected lines and stations of the planned Havana Metro system. They apparently had plans for up to 12 lines total.



Personally, I have always wanted to share this info at the international forums when I first saw it.
I had read one of the lines had began construction during the late 80s but it all stopped when the Eastern Block fell. Now the few tunnel sections that were built are used by the State for storage.
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Old June 6th, 2015, 06:22 AM   #16
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I remember seeing a photo with what looked like an elevated rapid transit line in Havana, wish I'd saved it.

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I remember seeing a photo with what looked like an elevated rapid transit line in Havana, wish I'd saved it.
There are no such things over there, just buses and regular trains.
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There is one train viaduct though in Havana, that's what he must've seen.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #19
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Havana really needs its existing suburban railway system revived. System needs upgrading and new trains since its under utilized. This could be accomplished short term esp with all the construction going on of the double track to Mariel. It will help tremendously. Once that is up and running the next thing will be to properly integrate the bus and the rail services. Then we can start thinking about trams, subways and other systems. Lots of potential. Lots of work to do there!!!
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That is something that I wrote in the thread but is not a real project
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