Trams In Central Europe 2, Czestochowa,Olomouc,Ostrava,Magdeburg

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This DVD features 4 tramway systems in Central Europe which are in 3 different countries, although the cities themselves are not that far from each other.

Part 1, Czestochowa, Poland. The tramway in this city opened in 1959, there are 3 routes although route 1 to the steelworks is currently suspended. Routes 2 & 3 share the long north - south reserved track section splitting at Estakada stop. In 2022 the service is provided by 2 batches of Pesa Twist II low floor articulated trams delivered in 2012 and 2020.

Part 2, Olomouc, Czech Republic. At 16km this system is the smallest in the Czech Republic, there are 7 routes 6 of which terminate at Fibichova, the stop after the main railway station.There is quite a variety of rolling stock including Tatra T3's dating from the 1980's. There are also rebuilt and modernised T3's, a few early Skoda and Inekon articulated trams plus some recently delivered Pragiomax bogie cars.

Part 3, Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ostrava is a city known for heavy industry, today there are 16 routes in operation with quite a variety of rolling stock. This chapter features the museum fleet with 2 of the heritage trams in operation. There are also 7 trolleybus routes, some of which also feature in this chapter.

Part 4, Magdeburg, Germany. Electric trams in Magdeburg started operation in 1899 very quickly replacing the horse and steam trams then in operation. The system has been expanded over the years and today there are 10 routes in operation. Although the first Tatra trams entered service in 1969, today the mainstay of the fleet are 83 articulated trams of type NGT8D, originally built by Waggonbau Dessau, latterly by Alstom. There also some recently acquired ex Berlin Tatra trams of types T6A2 and KT4DM and 11 B6A2 trailers. This chapter also features one of the museum fleet on a tram tour.

Total running time 74 minutes, PAL (UK) system. Subtitles, no commentary, enjoy the sights and sounds of trams in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.


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