Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Old Tram Terminal in Cracow

15th October 2014

At St. Wawrzynca Street number 15, and old tram terminal is located. This exceptional facility from the beginning of the 20th century is a rare example of wood and brick architecture known as "half timbered wall"


Street. Wawrzyńca tram depot, and the Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków 

The historical depot was renovated in 2008 and became the part of the Museum of Urban Engineering as an exhibition space and place of artistic events. 
The Museum is devoting to the history of Polish Motorisation, and many cars and motorcycles can be found there. 




The old tram in museum.





The newest tram in Cracow.

Tramways in Kraków are a tramway system in Kraków. It is operated since 1882. There are 22 ordinary and 3 night lines with a total length of 347 kilometres (216 mi). The total system length for 2013 was 90 kilometres (56 mi), including a 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) tram tunnel with two underground stops


Personally I love public transportation and at my place Upper Silesia it is well- developed as well in Cracow.


14 comments:

  1. These old terminals were such amazing structures. So nice when cities save them for new uses. Although I'm not a fan of buses, I do love trains and trams!

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  2. That looks like a wonderful space!

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  3. Trams have a very civilising influence on cities. The depot building is unusual.

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  4. Gosia, lots of contrast between the old and the new trains!

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  5. Interesting we were both writing about trams/trains today! It's nice they had made a museum of the old station.

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  6. Enjoyed the photos! Neat to see the old and the new!

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