Sunday, October 08, 2017

SHEFFIELD TRAMTRAIN ON 7 OCTOBER 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

 Sheffield's tram-trains were in public service Saturday 7th Oct. Nos. 202 and 207 were operating the purple route.
Seen at Gleadless No 202 has changed it's destination whilst outbound to Herdings Park.


Here no. 399-207 stands at Herdings Park terminus.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

FRANCE TOUR - LYON SEPTEMBER 2017

Interior

Dolphin en route to Debourg

School crossing at tram terminus

Rhon Alps Airport Express

Detail of the livery

FRANCE TOUR - ST ETIENNE SEPTEMBER 2017

Moving on from Grenoble to Lyon for our final 3 nights, we also paid a visit to St Etienne Transport Museum.  A very good layout and content.

Tower wagon

Gurad dog or hairy caterpillar?

General view of the tram line up

Good display of sett laying

Side view of tower wagon with overhead linesman

Enroute to Hospital Nord

Ceiling of the new trams

In the centre pedestrianised street

Approaching the outbound stop at the station after running round under the Car |Park in the distance

Inbound stop at the railway station, which is a very nice looking building

Detail of the livery

3 to Bellevue at the Railway Station stop with plastic tree in the back ground




Sunday, October 01, 2017

FRANCE TOUR - GRENOBLE SEPTEMBER 2017

Route A from Fointaine Le Poya to Denis Papin. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Grenoble, very scenic

Rainbow interiors

Route A in the city centre

Departures for Universite and Le Prisme

Enroute to Gieres from Universite

Roue C en route to Condillac passing through the city centre with a good view of the mountains

City centre passing

End of the line at Palluel Route E

Jazzy interior


FRANCE TOUR - MARSEILLES AND AUBAGNE SEPTEMBER 2017



On the day we left Montpellier for Grenoble, we had a few hours in Marseilles and Aubagne.
Route 3 passing in both directions near the railway station

Cool blue seaside interior

Leafy suburbs

Mural on wall at the Metro Station


Model on display at the Metro
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Aubagne tram at the railway station.  Sorry its not a good picture.  It is taken from some publicity as the train we took from Marseilles to Aubagne to catch the coach, was 15 minutes late on a 15 minute journey! and we had no time to wait for its return. there is just the one line which takes 9 minutes from end to end and is currently running free of charge.

Model on display at the metro

FRANCE TOUR - GENEVA SEPTEMBER 2017

This shoulod have been a day in Grenoble, our next hotel stop, but there was a tram strike for most of the day, so we swapped venues and had our day in Geneva.

On our first journey the tram took us into the depot yard as a short working

Route 15 en route to Nations at Bel Aire

Route 18 to Cern at the stop under the railway station

Cern temporary terminus, due to route extension work in progress

Route 12 to Palettes

FRANCE TOUR - MONTPELLIER SEPTEMBER 2017

We travelled with the Autumn Longworth Tours France holiday, but instead of having 3 days in Paris at the beginning, we flew direct to Montpellier to join the coach there. Montpellier isa very pleasnt city with a young population, almost 50% of which are under 35. The tramway system has expanded to four routes all with separate liveries and a few advertising liveries.
Route 4 with a more sombre livery which is now a circular to from Garcia Lorca
Dedtai9l of the stop shelters on route 3

Route 3 with route 1 in the back ground passing the Railway Station junction
Routes 3 and 4 in front of the Railway Station (Rt 3 Juvignac-Perols Etang d-Or)
interior of route 2 trams
Route 2
Route 2 en route to Jacou from St Jean de Vedas
Detail of route 2 livery

The original route 1 with the white swallows - Odysseum to Mosson




Friday, September 29, 2017

WIEN (VIENNA) ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2017 (addition) - Martin Miller

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Went to the Tramway Museum at Schlachthausgasse which was closed for the day for a corporate event! Nonetheless the Museum shop was open for the purchase of gifts. At the Schlachthausgasse terminus track work was in progress.



Vienna Trams - Various Locations - Wien Strassenbahn
Vienna Trams Haupbahnhof - Wien Strassenbahn
 Vienna Trams Schwedenplatz - Wien Stassenbahn
Vienna Trams - Schottenring - Wien Strassenbahn
Vienna Trams - Volkstheater - Wien Strassenbahn 
Vienna Trams - Josefstadter Srasse - Wien Strassenbahn 
Josefstadter Strasse

Vienna Trams Schwedenplatz - Wien Stassenbahn

My only view of the Wiener Lokalbahnen that terminates at the Oper tram stop on The Ring

Vienna Trams Oper Wien Strassenbah
Ring Sightseeing tram