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One Tram Line Moving 250,000 Daily

On the radio last week I heard one of the SFU types go on and on about the Canada Line and how successful the mini-metro was. Really? Again, I have to remind everyone that the Canada Line has station platforms only 40m to 50m long and can operate 41m coupled sets of EMUs. The official [...]

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The World’s Top 10 Tram Rides

Taken from the National Geographic’s Journey’s of a Lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200125&categoryId=A026&addFacet=9004:A026&navAction=jump Melbourne’s route 96 tram has been named in National Geographic’s “Journeys of a Lifetime” coffee table book as one of the planet’s top 10 “trolley car” rides. http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=13776   Budapest’s Tram Route No 2 is awarded 7th place, [...]

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Christmas Greetings

Seasonal Trams & Christmas lights from: Budapest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzLNouWQlWg&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Vienna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wixBopxlTUI Graz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDANZba5Qxc&feature=related Munich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGVFcwE7C0&feature=related and the Budapest Christmas Tram !http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcEZvwMlKMs&feature=related

Light Rail runs in inclement weather

Trams and Streetcars "Stuttering & Crapping out" not a chance brother! As in the winter of 2010/2011 when Light Rail & Trams continued to run across Europe as well as in Calgary, despite heavy snow falls, when Skytrain ground to an ignominious halt, likewise recent floods in Europe & Australia haven't stopped the Trams! Montpellier, France [...]

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Autumn in Budapest

The Cardinal has recently returned from a short holiday in Budapest, Hungary. Budapest is a walking city and theSeptember weather makes it ideal to wander around on foot with many cozy cafés and restaurants offering their retreat if needed when temperatures cool down. With over 100 museums and galleries the city also offers many indoor [...]

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World Tramway patronage statistics

At grade tramway system statistics. Passenger patronage, in excess of 100 million boardings per annum Updated for 2010   St Petersburg, Russia: 476 million Budapest, Hungary: 364 million Prague, Czech Republic: 350 million  Warsaw, Poland: 270 million Moscow, Russia: 251 million Vienna, Austria: 240 million Zagreb, Croatia: 214 million Zurich, Switzerland: 199 million Yekaterinburg, Russia: 180 [...]